Friday, January 6, 2012

A little something new! (and a giveaway)

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!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

19 comments:

  1. I am always amazed at what you come up with. The garland does make for a celebration every day. Fingers crossed. Send them on and I will have to begin my search.

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  2. Cute idea! I probably would actually use the liners just for cupcakes, not sure I'd have the patience to make the garland, so no reason to throw my name in. I love your tins! I used to collect them and have a couple of boxes in the basement filled with them!

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  3. Who knew they had so many cute cupcake liners!I guess I haven't been walking down the right aisles at Michaels. Cute idea Carol--very bright and happy!!! Enter me in your drawing though I would probably pass on to my daughter for cupcakes for the grandkids! :)

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  4. Your bunting is so cute! I can see it with buttons or small wooden spools between the cupcake papers! And I just love all those polka dots! Thanks for the chance to win some! :0)

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  5. Very cute! I think they would also be cute if you overlapped them. :-)

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  6. This is adorable! I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. I love the variety of these liners and you have come up with a fantastic and festive idea!! My daughter's birthday is coming up and this would be so much fun to do!

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  8. And not a cupcake in sight.

    Very pretty.

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  9. That is so cute! We are in a cupcake mode right now. Vanilla bean cupcakes were on the menu last night. If I won, I couldn't be sure that someone wouldn't make cupcakes with them before I got to make that cute garland!

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  10. Lovin your garlands, cute idea!!!!!

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  11. Carol,
    How cute! I don't think I have ever been here before....where have I been???? This is such a cute idea...I would put it in my craft room.....I know i have a box of liners somewhere but you sure picked the cutest colors! We have a love of primary colors in common...:) Thansk for stopping by my blog, I am not following you too! Sandy @ 521 Lake Street

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  12. I love your blog! Your things are bright and cheerful and make me happy to look at them. Thanks for visiting my blog. I have just the place for a polka dot garland.

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  13. So cute Carol! I would love to win!

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  14. Well, I'm so glad I came over here from Sandy's blog to see your cupcake liner garland! Very cute & so colorful! Of course, I'd love to win!
    Aralia Jane
    jspalmer@bellsouth.net

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  15. The cupcake liner bunting is very cute. I love your display of little tins on top of your dresser. Very retro. They would make beautiful cross stitch pictures :)

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  16. Carol
    Count me in...let the party begin...indeed, I would display the garland in my sewing room!!! Who knew there were so many different patterns available...I guess I'm boring with my pink, yellow, blue, or green pack of liners!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Busy Hands...Happy Heart
    Patricia

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