Monday, May 18, 2009

Arts and Crafts With Megan

Holy bananas, I love paper!

I was recently cruising the Martha Stewart Web site (or maybe I was just reading my e-mail inbox, because Martha and I have that close of a relationship that she sends me daily updates) and I came across this super-cute idea for hanging pom poms.

I had actually done this craft before for a few gatherings of mine, so I thought I would share. It's also really fun to use up not-so-happenin’ white tissue paper then assault the finished project with a can of your favorite spray paint.

A unique twist that I came up with is using cardstock instead of tissue paper to make a slightly more structured hanging. First, the tools you will need:

Fishing wire -- whatever length would look the best in your room

Beads -- large wooden ones or large pearl beads work the best to separate the layers

Paper -- any paper color you would like (about 20-25 sheets work best. You will need to cut the paper sheets into one geometric pattern of your choice. I like working with circles, so I cut mine into several different sized circular patterns.)
Knot the fishing wire and slide a bead down, securing it with a little Super Glue. You can use a smaller bead for this portion. Next, add a circle, then bead, then circle, until you achieve a pattern that you love. Finally, invite your crafty challenged friends over for a cocktail to share in your glory of handcrafted art. Yay you!

-- Megan @ L.V.

This edition of Arts & Crafts with Megan has been sponsored by Chick-Fil-A (not really).

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