So, somehow I got this plan to make each of my boys a decoration for each holiday. I guess I didn’t realize that recreating a craft 5 times over is A LOT of work! But it is also fun for them to have something festive in their room for each holiday.
I love my St. Patrick’s Day banner so much that I wanted to make my kids one. But, I knew if I was going to make five of them it would need to be a lot simpler and faster to put together.
So this is what I came up with. There are three that are the same and then two that are a little different.
I did book pages again that I antiqued with distress ink. I put on a strip of trim on the book pages--ribbon with ric rac, or paper strips. I took a white coffee filter, turned it inside out and added a brown coffee filter. (Well, the one strung on twine only has the brown filters) I printed off a bunch of chevron digital papers in every color of the rainbow. Then I cut those into spiky edged circles and glued them into the coffee filters. For four of the banners I added glittered shamrock foam stickers. I didn’t have enough for the fifth so I used my Silhouette to cut out some shamrocks and then glittered them. I added some punched dots to the centers of the foam stickers to give them a little dimension. I stapled ribbon, twine, or tulle to the tops of the book pages and that was it! Voila! Five cute banners for my 5 cute sons!
I thought you might also enjoying seeing my BEAUTIFUL craft room! It’s a beautiful room (it belongs to my sister as this is her home) but it is a MESS! That’s right! I am a messy crafter! When I get going on a project I don’t clean up as I go. I’m kind of a slob. But you still love me, right??
(yes there are TWO overflowing trash bins!)
Hopefully tomorrow I will get the place whipped into shape before I start my
Create With Me project!
Do you decorate your kids’ rooms for holidays?