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February 7, 2011

Valentine Party Paper Garland

I love, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this simple paper garland!

One of my greatest delights is being challenged to craft something for the least amount of money while using resources I have on hand.  I suppose that is what true crafting is all about.  It is the fun of creating something and seeing what happens. And this paper garland: FREE. Yes.
 And believe it or not...
This garland is made from paper off a couple doodle pads I have lying around to jot down groceries and phones numbers, card stock, scrap scrapbook paper, a circle paper punch and glittery string.
I wanted the garland to match these adorable plates and napkins I picked up at Target.  
I love that these are not conventional colors for Valentines Day since Cati's class of ten students has EIGHT BOYS and only two girls (one of which is my Cati). So I avoided the abundance of red and pink. Although y'all know me...the pinker...the better.
Each dimensional circle is just 3 punched circles
(2 folded and glued on each side of one flat card stock circle).  
It took me about 30 minutes to make. You can't beat that!
I love the color combination.
It pops with festive color while being delicate and sweet!
I hung it in my kitchen and just smiled every time I looked at it.
Until I lost 7 years off my life walking through the kitchen and it fell down as I passed through. 
Cheap scotch tape. :(
I hope to show you the pics after the fun party.  
I have another project in the works but I have no idea if I will finish it in time.

Love  and Hugs


  1. That is super cute! I love this idea!

  2. fabulous! my valentine's decor currently consists of about a million gel clings for the windows and doors. i have stuff in storage, but lack the motivation to a)locate it, and b)put it up.

  3. I love this--and it will work for so many festive things!

  4. Hi Jessica! So I just started blogging, and just happened upon Shabby Blogs... and then happened upon your blog through the featured blogs on Shabby blogs! (blog, blog, blog!!!) I just wanted to let you know that I was so drawn to the story of your precious family... I read every bit of it, and it was so encouraging to read about how amazingly God worked in your life!!! Your story was such a blessing to me, and I appreciate your willingness to be completely vulnerable and open. So thank you!!!! Its always great to be reminded about how wonderful our God truly is. : ) Blessings to you and your beautiful family!!!

  5. cute garland girl...i just love seeing all your new and fun ideas! you inspire me :)

  6. How absolutely cute! You come up with some great ideas.

  7. Oh, I love the garland so much. I cannot wait for pictures to the party. Hey, you never got back to me about being your party assistant.

  8. Very pretty garland. I wish I had some of your creativity.

  9. I'm linking to this tomorrow at my Show & Share party! ;)

  10. I agree, that garland is to die for.


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