Welcome back for another day of baby and baby shower ideas!! Today, I’m going to show you how to make hanging decor that can be hung from the ceiling or light fixture. This idea can be used for many, many applications… birthday’s and other parti
es, the only limit is your imagination!
- Sweet Little Dreams – Quirky Twerp at The DigiChick… elements and paper
- Paper Roses – Cutting Files by Mari Koegelenberg at The DigiChick
- nylon string
1. Print out the shapes you want to have in your hanging decoration… make sure you print a reverse copy so that you can “sandwich” the element together to see front and back. Some printers have this option otherwise in your photo editing software select horizontal flip. For the paper roses… resize them to be 3-4 inches wide, this will end up being a bit of a swirl at the top of the hanging decoration.
2. Cut out all the shapes… my kiddo is working with cutting with scissors… so he was a huge help with this project!
3. It looks like a lot to cut out, but it goes really quickly… I was also able to talk my hubby into cutting out the stars… wish I had a photo of my hubby going all Martha Stewart! *sigh* No one is going to believe me that he did help out – I need proof!! 🙂
4. Next using a thumbtack… or if you have a paper piercer, that would work too… punch a hole through the beginning of the cut swirl of the paper rose.
5. Cut off a long piece of nylon thread and tie a knot around the paper strip… or you could raid your hubby’s fishing supplies and get some fishing line… however for me, like most things in the garage that my hubby doesn’t want me to confiscate into my scrapping, the tackle box is hidden… hhhhmmmm
6. Speaking of things disappearing… in order to make sure I have tape to finish this project, I have to let someone short help with this step… adding a strip of tape to the back of the first element… don’t worry, I left Rupert the lamb in charge of making sure that the tape doesn’t disappear.
7. Here is another look at the second element I’m adding… it’s hard to see with the nylon string, but that gives the final project of look of that it’s floating in mid air… cool, huh? Anyhoo… press the string into the tape line of the underside of the element, then add additional tape to the second element (the reversed copy) and sandwich together. Leave a few inches between elements on the nylon string.
8. Depending on how good your help is on cutting out the elements… you might want to go along and trim any over lap on the sandwiched elements.
9. To add a bit of weight to the line… and a bit of bling bling… attach some beads or buttons to the end of the thread… these flowers are from Making Memories, I believe. My kiddo wanted to claim these as his own… sorry, sweetie – but that is mama’s bling bling!
10. Next punch a hole in the center of the paper rose strip and thread a small piece of thread and create a loop to hang.
And this is what the finished product looks like… isn’t it pretty? So light and delicate… just like the precious of bundle of joy that you are celebrating!!
I hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial… and if you are inspired to create your own hanging decor, please link me up so I can come and oooohhh and aaahhh over your beautiful creation!!
Other Articles by Rebecca (MamaBee):
- Thankful Turkey - November 7th, 2011
- Pumpkin Sucker Toppers - October 22nd, 2011
- On the Go Coloring Book - September 12th, 2011
- Party Blowers! - August 8th, 2011
- Celebrate the Liberty with Paper Binoculars! - July 1st, 2011