1.16.2013

a simple valentine garland...

 i have a thing for garlands... buntings... banners... paper chains... they can be fabric {images coming soon}, made from book pages {see here}, or made from pretty scrap booking papers sewn on the sewing machine {this style will be featured in an upcoming post about marina's over the rainbow birthday party}... they add a cute touch to the decor of a party and are festive when done in holiday colors...

today i wanted to share a simple valentine garland that i made with you...  i used different sized cupcake liners and bits of crepe paper that i tie-dyed...
{to tie-dye crepe paper:  add a small drop of food coloring in a shallow bowl of water... {you only need a thin layer of water because the crepe paper soaks it up quickly...} set the roll of crepe paper in the dyed water and when you see the color absorbing slightly up the sides of the roll, pull it out of the water... set it aside to dry... we have radiators in our home so the heat from the crepe paper rolls drying on them caused the edges to ruffle slightly but i was happy with that result :)}



since i made this last year, i don't have step by step pictures but it's pretty easy... i threaded the end of a very long strand of embroidery floss with a needle...

i sorted my decorative cupcake liners, smaller plain cupcake liners and snippets of crepe paper into piles...

i flattened out the cupcake liners as i went using a mixture of large and small, decorative and plain, with the crepe paper inner mixed, threaded onto the embroidery floss to create a "pouf" effect...
i repeated this step, spacing evenly down the length of my floss... i made ours long enough to hang across our mantle... 
it's a fun little project to do... minimal cost and a really cute turn out...

hope you enjoy making one of your own :)

have a happy day~
angie





3 comments:

Amy D said...

I've had a stack of valentines cupcake liners I bought two weeks ago sitting on my kitchen counter do make a garland ... i'm hoping I can maybe get to that this weekend! ;) Cute Garland!

Amy D said...

**to make** ... It's late I'm exhausted once again and now I can't type - lol

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks amy! once you get going on it... it goes pretty quickly... can't wait to see the one you make :)