Hey lovelies! It’s snowing pretty hard here on the East Coast, but with a snow day, comes a craft day. Even though I really need Spring in my life right now, Winter’s still here. Sometimes during this time, I get unmotivated to a lot of different things; but in order to be successful, I know that I have to keep going no matter what. I created this simple printable to hang in my craft room to remind me to keep moving forward and I want to share it with you. Download the free 5×7 printable here – and always remember to keep pressing forward. Keep hustling. Success is never too far away if you stay the course. Share this post with your friends! Happy crafting!
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Hey lovelies! Ready to make some paper tassels? I love these things. I can put therm on any gift box to give it a little bit more flair. They’re super easy to make and we’ve got a template for you to help speed things along if you need them quickly. Check out the tutorial!
For this DIY, you’ll need:
- Paper Tassel Template (optional)
- Paper cutting board
- Tape or craft glue
I’m going to show you how to create the template from scratch; but if you’re running low on time, feel free to download the template here.
Draw a horizontal line, lengthwise, in the center of the paper.
From the edge of the paper and 1/2 inch in, draw a vertical line down. Repeat this step on the opposite end as well.
Look down at your paper, and make sure it’s laying horizontally. Erase the small line that starts at the edge and meets the vertical line you just drew.
Now cut along all your lines. You should now have 2 sections. Each section will become one tassel.
Take one of those sections and begin cutting slits that are about 1/8″ wide, vertically up from the bottom. I eyeballed this, but you can draw guidelines before cutting if you want it precise. I’ve drawn a guideline to mark how high up I wanted to cut. Just be sure not to cut too far up. Leave about 1/2″ from the top. Cut the slits all the way down to the end of the paper. Repeat this with the other cardstock cutout.
Gently fold down the thin, top piece and tape it securely. But be sure not to crease it. You want it to be more of “loop” than a “fold.”
Starting from the end with the folded flap, begin rolling it around itself to form the tassel. Be sure to roll it tightly and tape it securely at the end. If you don’t like the length of the tassel, cut as much off as you want from the bottom.
And that’s it! Style these tassels on a gift box for a friend or create fun garland with them for party decorations.
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Love is the new black. Everybody’s wearing it. Are you? If nothing else, it’s the one thing you should have in your closet. Let it be the first thing you grab in the morning. Before you put on those gorgeous pairs of Jimmy Choos, put on love. As you delicately apply your makeup in the mirror, remember to apply love. Wear it as a top or bottom- carry it around as an accessory. Never leave the house without it. Never throw it away, as it works for every season. No matter how you choose to show it. Be it with the love and care you give your family, the devotion to your partner, or even if you choose to “spice” things up from time to time. Love can be worn as your partner dons their heavy hitch, or other items for a more rambunctious night. You may take up certain roles at that time, but love is what fuels it. No matter what, do not forget that love sustains all. You can never damage it, and you can never outgrow it. Don’t be stingy with love. Let others borrow it and give some away to the less fortunate. Always love. Love often and love hard. It’s all that matters in this life. I Corinthians 13.
I’m wearing mine. Are you wearing yours?
Happy Valentine’s Day lovelies! Be sure to take a look at all of our 2017 Valentine’s Day crafts.
This is probably the easiest photo backdrop you will ever make! Grab a handful of party plates for your Valentine’s day party, and create this simple, ombre backdrop in less than 5 minutes!
Starting at the bottom, begin taping the plates to the wall. Use a small piece of tape at the back to secure. Overlap the plates side-by-side to create a seamless look.
Continue taping the plates to the wall, filling gaps in between each one. Use a level if necessary to ensure that each row is level and straight.
Grab your party props and start taking a few pictures! This colorful backdrop is sure to welcome your guests at your next Valentine’s Day party. Share this post if you like it!