Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On My Craft Table- Valentine Garland

Today I have these paper bits on my craft table:

Well, I should say, I HAD those bits on my table. I used some old and new Valentine papers I had in my stash from a couple of years ago. Yes, I collect my scraps in a box. *hangs head down in shame*. I am not a hoarder. In fact, ask Albert, hhahaha I throw away everything that is not used. Including the13 year old pair of sweat pants he's been hoarding. tehehe. I just don't throw away perfectly good paper. I don't want to be wasteful! Soooo, here is proof of putting scraps to some good use. ;)

I used Bo-Bunny, American crafts, Sassafras and Doodle Bug paper. Any Valentine paper will do! I also used some of our old Valentine icons that we made into a FREE DOWNLOAD. My pattern paper was double-sided and the colors actually went really well together. Love when that happens! I punched the paper using a 3" scalloped punch, a 1.75" circle punch and a MS star burst punch.

I also hand cut some hearts and sewed them all in between the scalloped circle punch. So that they dangle inside:

Then, I tied them all to a lace. I hung mine from my bare mantle. But you can hang them from your window, door frame....etc. They make the perfect valentine decor!

I hope that was easy to understand, just in case you want to make your own. :)
Have a great Wed! I'm pretty beat on Valentine's and I'm so ready for spring projects.
xoxox, Veronica


Amber Risher said...

This is so cool. This makes me wish I had punches and a sewing machine :(

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

awww girl, get with it! you neeeeed punches. The sewing machine just makes everything fun!

Tracy Snyder said...

very cute! Great idea! Oh and I save all of my paper scraps too so don't hang your head over that. You are so right you never know when you'll need them. I always consult my scrap boxes when I start a project, especially cards.

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

heheh thanks Tracy!! Yes, I check my boy before I cut into a fresh new piece of card stock. :) Sometimes, all you really need is a little piece!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Absolutely adorable! I have been looking for a "different" type of garland and this is it. Thanks so much for the cute inspiration!

mommy2alex said...

What a cute idea! Great use of scraps - I keep everything just in case I can use it again! :)

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Thank you ladies!! Love that we all support each others "thrifty" behavior. :)