Saturday, June 25, 2011

DIY Paper Garland.

Here's a great rainy day project and with minimal supplies needed! I think the kids would love to help out with this one too. Great fun together, maybe for the upcoming school holidays!
Also I just found the best blog. Hambley Screen Prints. It has tonnes of tutorials and also lots for screen printing. Yay I need some serious tips.

What You’ll Need:

  • Several sheets of coordinating papers  (Laurie used an assortment of patterned Hambly papers)
  • A circle craft punch – approximately 2 inches  in diameter
  • Paper glue
  • Two yards of string
1.       Use your circle craft punch to punch out 7 circles for each ball in your garland.  (for a two yard garland, you’ll want to make 12 - 18 balls, depending on how close you want them together)  SEE IMAGE A
2.       Fold all of your circles in half so the patterned side of the paper is on the inside.  (SEE IMAGE B)
3.      Select seven circles, and one by one, glue them back to back to form a little half-circle book.     (SEE IMAGES C, D, and E)
4.      Take the string and make a loop and knot.  Run the string along the “spine” of the book.  (SEE IMAGE F)  Glue the back cover and front cover together to form a ball. (SEE IMAGE G)
5.       Continue to make and add the balls until you reach the end of your string.   Make another loop and knot to finish.  (SEE IMAGE H)
Be sure to see the rest of her projects in her Hambly gallery!

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