Thursday, February 28, 2013

[Crafty Lady] DIY Confetti Garland

When redecorating Ashlynn's nursery for our new home, I knew I wanted to make some changes.  Of course, keeping all the big items - crib, dresser, chair, curtains, and framed prints - I worked with easy changes.  Biggest player being a different paint color.  After that, it was rearranging the layout of her art to give it a fresh feel.

It'd be easy to hang the three Amanda Catherine Design prints back over her crib, smaller frames over the dresser, mirror over the bookcase... you get the point.  While I loved the three prints over her crib, I loved the way they looked over the larger bookcase.  I decided to add a confetti garland in the newly bare space over the crib.

I followed this tutorial found on pinterest and used tissue paper picked up at Target.

All said and done, it wasn't complicated or difficult, but it was a bit of a pain in the ass.  Now that I have a rotary cutter for my sewing supplies, I think that would definitely make cutting the fringe a breeze compared to snipping with scissors.  The twisting and gluing of the centers could have used a third hand (wait, I'm a mom and I'm supposed to have one?!), but it's hard to see the faults from far away.

I'm really happy with the way it turned out and plan on using more for her birthday celebration.  Speaking of, I'm not sure how, but between all that we've been doing, I've been crafting like crazy!  Expect lots of party planning and crafty posts in the new few weeks!


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