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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Simple St. Patrick's Day Decorating & Tutorial

Yesterday after school, I decided to make a few St. Patrick's Day Decorations. I wanted something simple, fun, and FREE. That last one is pretty much always a requirement. I went through my craft stuff and found some cute green paper. My poor scrap-booking stuff has been so neglected lately. I haven't done paper crafts in almost a year. I was excited when I thought of making a cute paper banner. I have seen so many around blogland lately. I just used 4 12x12 green pattern paper, ribbon, white paper, and craft scissors.

I drew out my banner pattern on paper and traced it onto white paper. I cut it out and used a black marker to draw my letters.  I also used scrap paper to make the paper flowers. I am loving how it came out. It definitely makes my "still unfinished" kitchen pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself
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yes I know cabinet doors still need to be painted.
Click HERE to see what our kitchen use to look like.

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I used coffee filters to make the garland above my chalkboard

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I used the same Dyed filters to make a Coffee Filter Pom Pom

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Want to know how I made my St. Patricks Day Pom Pom? Well let me show you. It is super simple.
I had left over coffee filters from a project I did over at bowdabra today. I decided to put them to some good use. I started out with a Styrofoam ball. I had one left over from this project.

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I quarter folded the filters and began pinning them to the ball.
Continue till the ball is covered

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A pencil helped when pinning

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Fluff out your filters after pinning them

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Take some festive ribbon and pin to the ball.
This is what you will use to hang your pom pom.

Hang and Enjoy!

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To find out how I dyed the coffee filters and made this wreath

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Hop on over to The Bowdabra Blog

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Have a terrific Wednesday!


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5 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great tutorial! That is a very creative use for coffee filters!

    I'm a new follower. Stop by my blog? I'm not a craft blogger, hehe.

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  2. Hi, Danielle! Thanks for your nice comments on my blog...I am following you right back and I have a sweet spot for your blog name. :-) I'll have to remember your linky party on Friday, too. I hope you'll visit again!

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  3. These are so cute! You are so cute and crafty! I signed up for your linky party, it looks like fun!

    Rebekah

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  4. That banner is adorable! Thanks for the tutorial too. I have added it to my "must try" list :)

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  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE all these ideas!!! thank you so much for sharing! totally love your blog!

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