Thursday, January 6, 2011
Staying on Track...
So, as I mentioned in my last post, one of my resolutions is to do more DIY projects! Over the past week I've accumulated a hefty list of projects I'd like to start. When I saw this project I knew it was easy and that I'd want to start it right away. Most of the projects I'll be starting with have to do with my bedroom. I am my mother's daughter and for about the millionth time I am doing a little "room makeover". I just ordered a new duvet online and I am quite excited about it! The duvet is gray so the colors in my room will switch from brown & yellow to gray & yellow (that damn lamp shade will force me to keep yellow in my color pallet).
I loved the way this garland looked in the original picture, and to think it came from something so simple! The website that I got this from did not provide step by step details, but I figured it would be easy enough. I'll give a step by step rundown. Such a simple way to spice up a room :)
These are the supplies I used. Simple coffee filters, water colors (I bought the larger set because it had gray, which did not turn out so I only used the yellow),and some white ribbon.
I had a very nosy helper, who ended up spilling my cup of water ALL OVER THE TABLE.
This part was really simple, I just painted the white coffee filters completely yellow. I was so tempted to test out some other colors to see how they'd look!
After each one was painted completely I hung them up on a little clothes line to dry. It only took about 30 minutes for them to dry when they were hanging up.
Once all of the painted filters were dry I arranged (randomly) the white, brown, and yellow filters to my liking...
Once they were arranged, I simply took a pen and used the tip of the pin to make a hole in the centre.
I then pulled my ribbon through each of the holes, tying a knot before each set and after each set. For each "set" I used 10 coffee filters. I did this so that each looked fairly full, but you can obviously choose what looks best to you.
soon enough you have a chain...
once you've filled the length of ribbon/string that you've wanted your ready to hang/drape wherever you'd like!
Hope you enjoyed!