Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easter Bunny Banner

This creative banner is from the blog Pieces of Me, the page is for all her decorating ideas, keep scrolling down I promise it's there.

What you need:
Patterned scrapbook paper
Cotton balls

Cut out bunny shapes on patterned paper, add cottonball tail, hole punch and string onto ribbon. Done!

 Carrot Banner found here

Friday, March 22, 2013

Paper Strip Carrots

This cute Easter decoration is another paper craft I love. The original post is from Lisa Storms.

What you need:
Orange and green cardstock
Paper cutter
Craft scissors with a design

I marked 1 inch wide sections across the orange cardstock and then used my fancy craft scissors to cut the strips so they had a jagged edged.  I tried the strips in different lengths, smaller was better. Also cut 1 inch wide strips from the green paper keep these long.

Take a green strip and make and 'M' shape. Take the bottom parts of the 'M' touch so it forms a heart.

Take the ends of orange strips and line them up with the green so it's inside the two orange strips.

Then fold the orange down so the leaves are on top and you can staple the bottom of the carrot.

 Hole punch and slide onto ribbon.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Flower Pomander

I had this pin on my board for a long time and now that Spring is finally coming I had a reason to make one.  The original post is from Pizzazzerie.

What you need:
Styrofoam ball
Flower punch
Sewing pins in any color
Scrapbook paper

I found it easiest to cut the scrapbook paper into strips wide enough to fit the flower punch, then cut about 10 flowers out of each strip.

Then put a pin through the middle of two flowers, pull the edges up to make it 3-D and arrange them so the petals are opposite. It's easiest to cover the whole Styrofoam ball if you start out by putting them close together.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Paperstrip Shamrocks

Another paper crafting success. This time making Shamrocks from the heart craft I did for Valentine's Day.

What you need:
Card stock paper
Paper cutter

Make 3 paper hearts from the directions here. Staple the bottom of the 3 hearts together, and add a strip of paper for the stem.

I made the outermost strips of the heart a little longer than the other ones so I had something to use to staple the 3 hearts together. Push the 2 hearts on the sides down so they don't touch.