Showing posts with label garland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label garland. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CELEBRATIONS: Valentine Heart Garland ~ The Duck® Way

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Valentine Heart Garland with Duck Tape via homework | carolynshomework.com

Here’s a quick and easy project that you can adapt for any season. A sweet heart garland made out of Duck Brand® tape.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It’s a wrap: Fabric & Garlands

Recycle Gift Wrap via homework (2)I love pretty packages but I have to confess, I do use and reuse gift bags now and then. But when I have time, I like to make gifts extra special. Wrapping paper can be expensive. I don’t like expensive – especially when it’s something that’s going to be ripped open and thrown away. One of my favorite ways to wrap gifts is with things that I have around the house. Leftover fabric, paper, recycled materials… it can all be used to make a package pretty.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Celebrations: halloween {crow garland}

Like many crafters this season, I picked up some black crows at the dollar store. These guys are a crafters dream. For only a dollar each, you can adorn just about anything.


I’ve seen these black crows on wreaths, pumpkins, branches, under bell jars and just about everything – each one looking spectacularly spooky!


I had several ideas for these crows but decided to make a fall garland out of paper that I had on hand. For this garland I used a a circle paper punch and glued them to string. Since the garland tends to flip around, I used a front and back for each circle so the string wouldn’t show.


The crows were perfect to hold each end of the garland. I mounted the crows onto a white tile for weight and glued the garland ends to the beaks.


I added a few nuts in a votive and a weathered copper urn along with the black flowers I posted about last week.


I think he’s quite happy to be out of the dollar store bin and on my tabletop.
How about you? Did you find these crows at your local dollar store? How did you decorate with them?



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Monday, June 13, 2011

Etceteras: I {heart} twine

I made these twine and rag garlands for my little shop and decided to also share them here because honestly, I have a mild obsession with all things twine.

This is a great way to use up the tiniest bits of scrap fabric. Simply tie your scraps onto the twine and it instantly changes the look.

I made garlands using pink, blue and multi tones. These would be nice to hang in a child’s room to display precious artwork and photos. 


There are lots of uses for this twine. Wrap it around a pin board or use it to wrap a gift. 

Twine is so versatile. It’s no wonder we in the crafting world have an ongoing love affair with the stuff.



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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Dirt: seed strip garland gift

Here’s an idea for your next party favor or house warming gift.

Make a seed strip garland and wrap it around a bottle or vase.  Add directions and you have a nice, useful gift.

Here’s how you can make this project:

Seed Strip Garland:
  • Cut out pieces of newspaper or other recyclable paper into leaf shapes. I used  telephone book white pages.
  • Make a paste out of flour and water - approximately one tablespoon of flour and two tablespoons of water.
  • Using the paste and a small paint brush, glue a seed to each paper leaf. Let dry thoroughly.
  • Glue the leaves to a piece of string to make a garland.


 

Vase:
  • Recycle an old bottle and wrap the seed strip garland around the vase.
  • Add planting and care instructions.
The seed strips are meant to be planted with the paper and string. The seeds are then evenly spaced in your garden and paper and string will eventually compost.

This is a nice low-cost gift that can be used for a variety of gift-giving occasions.

If you want to raise the wow-factor, put your vase and garland in a basket and add gardening tools, gloves or other fun items.





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