Friday, November 28, 2008
Paper Thank You's
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving, actually spending it recounting all you have to be thankful for and to Whom thanks is due.
We celebrated with friends including 6 Japanese college students (my first time topping off turkey and stuffing with a tiny mug of warm sake--like the pilgrims did no doubt.)
As a little thank-you gift for the host I made my own mini version of these paper flowers. I strung a black bead onto the floral wire as the center of each bloom and skipped the floral tape since I didn't have any around. And I used a dot of hot glue under each bead to hold it all together. The paper I used is vellum which I picked up a long time ago at Staples Office Supply. It's semi-translucent but thick enough to not be too fragile. The little "thank you" tag was a last-second add.
I LOVE some of the beautifully, intricate decorations people make with paper, such a cheap and readily-available medium.
Like this chandelier from CraftStylish! If you've got the time and the patience, you can read how to make it here!
Or this cake decoration demonstrated here!
Or paper snowflakes in this window at Anthropologie. Alright, that's it, I'm TOTALLY gonna make some paper Christmas decorations today. Since we've got to pack up and move right before Christmas, I want to get an early start on our decorating so we can enjoy it just as long.