Home-made: BUNTING


This is a really simple and quick project. All you need is:

1. a paper punch or a lot of patience to cut shapes out by hand

2. some string or ribbon

3. a glue gun or super or pva glue

4. different coloured papers- I wanted to recycle so I used newspaper and flyers

Method:

1. Cut out lots of your chosen shape in different coloured and/or patterned paper or card. If you want to keep a pattern going then it’s best to sort out shapes in to piles. You can also use different shapes, but I’ve just used bows in the example.

2. Unwind a good length of string and glue on one shape. Place a blob of glue onto your shape and stick it onto the string. Turn the string over and glue another shape onto the other side. Keep repeating this until you reach the length of bunting you want.

I told you it was easy. This is a great party decoration or holiday decoration, but you can just make them to pretty up a room. I hung the bow bunting above my desk to add a bit of colour and pattern among my many sticky notes and flash cards.

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Home made: Valentine keepsake


I am going to ease in to the home made section of my blog slowly. I am going to begin with a quick and easy project which will make a lovely little Valentine to give to the person (people) you love on St. Valentine’s day. This project came from Kimmie (creativeaddictionblog.wordpress.com). I have been subscribed to Kimmie’s blog for a while now. Her blog inspired me to get back in to making gifts, my own accessories and scrapbooking. As one of my new year’s resolutions, I sorted out all my craft, art, sewing things in to boxes , and labeled them, so I can easily locate things, and now, with the help of Kimmie and some other great blogs, I am making things nearly everyday.

So anyway, here is a little rainy afternoon project.

 

Scrap cardstock and/or paper (I used my scrap cardstock because I have so much of it, but if you don’t have scrap use new), scissors, glue, adhesive magnet, hole punch and ribbon

1.) Take your first piece of scrap cardstock and/or paper and fold it in half.  Then, using your scissors, cut out a heart approximately 1 1/2 inches.

2.) Using your first heart as a guide, cut out 3 additional hearts, you will have 4 hearts in total. Feel free to use different color cardstock or paper like I did.

3.) Once you have your 4 hearts cut out, arrange them to be glued together. I glued mine diagonally, but you can glue them vertically or sideways. It’s up to you.

4.) After the hearts are glued together, take the adhesive magnet and attach it to the back of the hearts.

5.) The final part is optional. Taking your hole punch, punch a hole through a heart of your choice and string through a piece of ribbon.  You can put the ribbon on the right, left or through the middle.

Of course, you can personalize your hearts by writing messages or you can use decorate stamps to give it more flair.  Be creative!

Please note that the above craft project was copied from Kimmie’s blog and is not my own work.

Dont’ fancy a magnet?

Make smaller hearts and use it as a Valentine badge by taping a safety pin on to the back of the hearts.Or, keep adding hearts to make a Valentine garland. I made one last year, and it looked so pretty that I kept it up all year. I’d love to hear if you came up with any other ideas yourself!

Feel free to let me know if you came up with any other ideas for this project.

Don’t forget to check out Kimmie’s blog: creativeaddictionblog.wordpress.com