Now don’t think for one second that I believe anyone is sitting around on pins & needles waiting to see what I’ve done with my mantel for spring. I know darn well that is not the case.
However, I did do some stuff. So I will share. Next year I hope to get it done & up earlier.
First of all, I’m a paper crafter from waaaaay back. It was my first crafting crush. Paper is cheap, easy to work with and the options! Endless. Fabric always seems like such a commitment. But not paper. And that’s just how I like it.
So I decided to try and make several projects this spring out of paper…or at least using paper. And here it is in all its springly glory.
1) Egg Garland. Made simply by tying together oval shaped pieces of patterned paper with some cute ribbon. Easy enough.
2) Decoupaged Eggs. I took them from this:
I just decoupaged strips of the same patterned paper I used on the egg garland onto cheap plastic eggs. They aren’t perfectly smooth or anything but I like the end result.
I also found this beauty at Goodwill for 99 cents:
And then subsequently decoupaged the crap of it too (see my SPRING PRINTABLE there in the background?):
4) The Wreath. I got 8 yards of ribbon to wrap my straw wreath and apparently needed 8.5 yards. I did the whole close-my-eyes-and-take-a-deep-breath thing and then decided to look at this as a chance to flex my creative muscles a bit.