In my continuing saga of trying something new, I played with paper cupcake liners...like these...
Ok, I might have a gotten a little carried away but I got the majority of these from the dollar spot at Micheal's. And about 4 packages of them came from the cake decorating area and they weren't much more than a dollar. All in all an inexpensive indulgence. And you ask what I might do with 975 paper cupcake liners (yeah that's about how many are there-LOL). Well I made a bunting/garland with them...
I saw something like this somewhere on the great wide web, I just don't remember where. Now how should I display this beautiful bunting? First I tried it out here..
One of my polka dot chicken quilts (yes there is more than one) is currently hanging over my cutting table. Cute but you couldn't get the full effect. So I took it down and draped it across the top of the shelves that hold some of my stash.
Oh I like this, although I think another string or two might be even better. Here are a couple of close ups of what I have so far.
Yes there is a lot of stuff on my shelves - you know what they say "Money can't buy love but it can buy stuff - and I LOVE my stuff!" These shelves are a great place to display all my little treasures along with my fabric - all stuff I LOVE.
Do you want to see how easy this is to do? You know I wouldn't do it if it wasn't easy.
Step 1 - Flatten out the cupcake liner.
Step 2 - Fold cupcake liner in half.
Step 3 - Lay cupcake liner over string. I used some #5 perle cotton.
Step 4 - Sew along the edge making a casing for the string.
Step 5 - Repeat till it is as long as you want.
According to my calculations, I used 25 cupcake liners to make this garland which spans 10 feet of shelves, so that means I could make at least 38 more garlands this length. Whoa- that seems a bit excessive even to me (and that is saying A LOT). So here's the deal. If you would like to make one of these for your next party or to decorate your sewing room (cause its a party every time I sew- LOL) leave me a comment and I'll pick a name Sunday night and I will send you a 100 count assortment of liners!
Hope you have a great weekend. I have plans to sew and knit and stitch so I know it will be a good weekend at my house!