Whenever I place an order with SU you can guarantee that the products come well packaged with lots of brown paper. Most of the time I have to confess I have just put it in the recycling bin but this time I decided to try and make use of some of it. The end result was a garland to go across the beam that once used to be the dividing wall between our kitchen and our dining room. The dining room has a large range of units which houses most of my crafting stash and it is the dining table that I work on most of the time. I thought it would be nice to have this garland hanging up to define ‘my space’.
The ‘flowers’ were created using just two strips of the brown paper and I folded them in a concertina effect, tied them round the middle with some bakers twine and rounded the edges with scissors. I then teased the strips apart to make the flower which reminds me of a sunflower. I’ve cut out a different coloured scalloped circle from SU’s Bold Brights paper pack, added a white circle and then cut out the letters using the Cricut and Storybook cartridge.
It’s been a pretty miserable day today so putting this up brought a little bit cheeriness to the day.