Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Cleveland's a Plum!

So, some may say that Cleveland isn’t the prettiest city in the country, but we’ve got personality coming out of our snow boots. Foreclosure what? We wanted to share some unique tidbits from our city. Yes, we do have a skyline, a professional basketball team, and street vendors (you probably don’t want to eat at). Maybe you would like to watch a tourism video to catch a glimpse of our fine city.

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).

Monday, May 4, 2009