Monday, February 14, 2011

Paper Heart Ornament


Happy Valentine's Day!


Today, I'm sharing with you this fun craft and our first ever video blog! Below are the instructions to get you ready to craft along with the video. Even if you aren't crafting, you can watch the video and see how I closed me sweater with a clothes pin...


What you will need to make the paper hearts above:

1) Stapler (OR glue and binder clip)
2) Scissors and paper cutter
3) Hole punch
4) Paper * - 12" strips x 2, 10" x 3, 7" x 3
5) string or yarn for hanging

* You can use any kind of paper: maps, comic books, sheet music, construction paper, etc.



Before watching the video you will need to cut out your paper strips. You can see above I used sheet music. Curbly.com has some great directions for making similar ornaments and different sizes. If you get confused, check out their website.

1) Cut two strips that are 12 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.

2) Cut two strips that are 10 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.

3) Cut three strips that are 7 inches long and 1.5 inches wide.


video

Below are a couple variations

Variation 1-
Omit the extra 7" strip.


Variation 2-
Omit the 7" Strip and do not tuck the strips into the bottom. Instead collect them all at the top and staple. This works well with heavier paper

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sneak Peak: Invitations!


Wanted to share this sneak peak or "Before photo" of my wedding invitations! I became obsessed with the idea after seeing a Save the Date in Real Simple's Wedding Magazine. It is rather trendy right now and I'm seeing quite a few hankie invites all over the wedding blogs.... but I still HAD to do it! It is not an easy task to seek out these hankies and collect them. And not knowing how to silk screen... it will be iron on transfer all the way! I did try to print on them from my printer.. but it didn't work out very well!

Enjoy the Hankies!










Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crafting without Lights

The Bunny household is a flutter with wedding planning... lots of booking (hotels, photographers), dessert browsing and INVITATIONS! There will be another craft night this weekend with some lovely helpers and I promise to post a sneak peak.

I spent a good hour mulling over things at Paper Presentations last night (my third visit this week) and was very eager to get things ready for craft night. So, this morning I planned on getting some envelope liners into envelopes. I cut around a paper doilies til the lights went out.

video

They went out because of this fire hole outside my apartment. I did try to sit back down and glue liners in the dark but had a hard time seeing things well enough on this gray day. I did ponder candles and flashlights to set up a work area...colonial people crafted without electricity! Before the candles could come out, the fire department needed to get in the building to bust open our basement door. Then, I went to work.

Thus, with no electricity I'm heading to my mother-in-law's place... without my Spanish Homework for my class tomorrow..tmi?