I'll start with the item that took so much time, yet was so easy to do, and is absolutely worth the effort. I made a wreath by tying jean strips, lace, gingham trim, and May Arts ribbon around a simple wicker wreath form. When finished with all that tying (and that was a lot!), I glued the wreath onto a cardboard circle that I had covered with a piece of paper from the Moxxie Liberty collection. I finished it with a few buttons and, of course, "USA" in white felt...
Next up was a fun and simple idea to liven up one of my daughter's old shirts. I used May Arts ribbons, buttons, and Fabri Tac. Ummm, because I don't sew and it really works! Here's how I did it:
Gather your trims/ribbons and shirt.
Cut the ribbons into 3-4 inch segments.
Cut the edges to resemble pennants or flags.
Layer the ribbons, pennant side down. Use Fabri Tac to glue down just the tops.
Add a piece of ribbon to cover the top edges.
Now, decorate with buttons, let dry for several hours, and then your model can try it on! Rylie just loved it!
Now for my last project to share. I scrapped a photo we had taken at the Field of Heroes in Westerville, OH. They display over 3,000 American flags, representing veterans, for the project, and I have to tell you, it chokes you up to walk through it. We go every year, if only for a little while. I used the same technique of tying up May Arts ribbons with other assorted trims in a wreath shape. I then added my photo and finished up the layout with Moxxie's Hometown Celebration collection. The result is, I think, quite dramatic. As it should be.
So tell me, what have you been creating lately? How did you spend your long Memorial weekend?