This past Tuesday, one of my dearest friends visited and we had Craftpalooza 2011! I though it would be fun to show some of the results from our day. We had lots of laughs.
Project 1: Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
Tissue Paper Pom-Poms (by Martha Stewart). Here is what Martha’s look like:
And here is our version in my sewing studio:
Can I just say, watch out Martha, there is a new crafter in town!
To hang them from the ceiling you will need a paper clip, twine and removable 3M command hooks. Poke the paper clip through the pom pom at the center. Now, tie twine to the paper clip and tie a loop at the other end. Place the hook on the ceiling and use your looped end to hang the pom pom. How pretty!
Project Two:Paper Banner
Here is the original that we planned ours to be like: Love Is All you Need Banner
I decided to make mine something that I could use in my sewing area to give some inspiration. Here is our results:
My husband, who is Mr. proper English, immediately pointed out that the comma was missing. It will be added soon…don’t worry!
I have to admit that we used a Cricket to cut out all the letters. I don’ think I could make it look this good with scissors. We also used small metal eyelets for the string holes.
To hang the banner, place the 3M command hook on the wall and tie the banner.
Project Three: Fabric Flowers
Our first version was not so pretty. We figured out this works best with a solid color fabric, so you can see all the rolls of the fabric. I used a linen and it seemed to work really well.
The black polka dot was my first attempt (not so great). The lighter pink was my final attempt…now we’re sailing! We are going on a ten hour car ride trip at the end of the month. This would be a great take with you project. Watch out, you might be getting one of these for Christmas!