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Spring Garland {15 minute craft}

Good Afternoon Friends!

As promised, I am going to share with you how I made the simple garland from my Spring Mantel.

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What you’ll need:

Heavier paper, like cardstock

patterned paper or an accent paper

adhesive, a glue stick will work fine

fine point marker, I used a Sharpie

ribbon or twine

clothespins or a hole punch

How I did it…

Cut out rectangles to use as the background.  (If a paper cutter is not available, trace kids flashcards.)  Cut out the letters to spell the word.  I used a different pattern of paper for each letter.  This is a great way to use up scraps!  Glue letters to rectangles.  If desired, draw little lines resembling stitching around each letter and ink edges of paper with a chocolate brown ink pad.  Then, either punch holes in the tops of each rectangle or simply clip each one with a clothespin.

Easy peasy,  cute and Springy…I love the mismatched letters because it reminds me of an old quilt.

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I made the “Happy” banner above the Art Buffet exactly the same, but hung it from pom-pom fringe.

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I would love to see your Spring banners…Please share!  Happy Crafting!

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Spring Mantel

I know, I know…I have not shared any of my Spring decor with you all!   It’s just that Spring has taken sooo long to get here and I could not get motivated to decorate for Spring when there was still snow on the ground.  Lately, we have been blessed with nicer weather and I might have been bitten with the Spring decorating bug last weekend.

First up…Of course, my Spring Mantle

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I know what you are thinking…It’s so neutral.  Honestly, I’m not sure how that happened.  Whenever I decide to makeover the mantel decor, I scrounge through all my decor items and choose what strikes me…I guess this year, I was feeling a little neutral.  Don’t worry…I have bright plans for Summer!

Surprisingly, I am really enjoying it.  It feels fresh and clean and have I ever told you I love decorating with birds?  The standing birds were a Tuesday Morning find and my jumping off point for the decor.

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Here’s how I made my Spring Garland…Happy Springy Days!

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