over the long and inspiring weekend you may want to get your craft on and do this music garland! an easy and elegant way to show those wonderful photos, kid projects, party banner and more!
ok…first: cut your paper strips
you will want to cut your music, book paper or favorite scrapbooking paper (or a combo of each…yay) in approximately 3″ x 11 1/2″ strips. you can make them wider, but i would not recommend making the strips any longer. you will want your loops to be nice and round.
second: make your loops
using a tape runner or double-sided tape, apply adhesive to one end of your strip. then, take the other end and place underneath affixing to the exposed side of your adhesive. viola! you now have your first loop. the proceeding strips will be strung through the loops before the ends are taped together.
third: string your loops together
interlock your loops togther and attach the ends of each loop with your tape runner or double-sided tape. you can make this as long or as short as you would like. i tied tule ribbon at the end of this garland to give it a bit of a finish.
fourth: attach inspiring photos/artwork
you can use paper clips, binder clips or clothes pins. you like the music covered clothespins? they will be in another friday how-to so keep an eye out for it!
hoping you have a wonderful, restful long weekend full of inspiring moments to remember.
horray! it is almost mother’s day!! if you read wednesday’s note you will already know the theme of these cute and very easy mother’s day cards.
but wait! there’s more!
i have a giveaway today!
stay tuned to the bottom of this post…..
how-to: Mother’s Day card
first: get your supplies
*a blank card for decorating
*your fave piece of vintage music (or other really cool paper)
*A quote about Motherhood from your computer, a fave image about Mothers, a photo….you choose!
*some embellishments—flowers, ribbon, found objects–be sentimentally creative!
*runners tape or other paper adhesive
second: Cut your music to fit your card
third: adhere music to card
using a tape runner (recommended) or glue place the music on your card. You may wish to leave a bit of a border around your vintage piece. I chose this piece of music that was a bit frayed and had blue type ink—fabulous!
fourth: Print out your quote/image
check out my blog roll for the link to the daily drop cap. this genius has designed several capital letters for blogging, crafting and the like. that is where i got my “M”. i just copied and pasted to a word document and then added my own words. i also chose to print out on paper i tore out from an old journal. you can use regular paper, cardstock, or get fancy with vellum!
fifth: cut and place your print out on your card and embellish!
place your print out using your tape runner or glue anywhere you wish on your card. i used some cute little flowers, but just about anything special to tack on there will do!
Ok…so here is the fun part!
i am giving away a set of four of these cuties!! “but, it’s too close to mother’s day,” you say? “I will never get them in time,” you claim!
not to worry! i will still give you four cards, but the winner gets to choose the theme! (thank you, hello, birthday, fathers day etc.).
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for extra giveaway entries you can:
-like on facebook or tweet about it
-reblog on your blog
the more ways you enter the better your chances to win!
have a great weekend and for you moms….a very blessed mother’s day.