Friday, June 25, 2010

Final Fourth Project...#3

Unless of course I make something last minute next week which I probably will since I called this final. I thought my mantle needed some "bunting". What do you think?
I made coffee filter and crepe paper medallions and used up some patriotic bear iron on transfers I picked up "because they were a steal deal" words that are a permanent fixture in my vocabulary! It's more "cute" than I normally do but at the same time it's vintagey and oh who cares, I like it.

For the coffee paper medallions:

  • 4 natural coffee filters for each medallion
  • 3 " circle cut from scrap cardboard...mine was a cereal box I cut on my Cricut
  • White crepe paper
  • Red and blue w/ white star scrapbook paper scraps
  • Buttons
  • Self adhesive rhinestones
I scrunched the coffee filters, opened them back up, stacked on top of each other and then folded in half, stapled...opened, folded in half the other way, stapled. I don't know why I did this. It seemed like a good idea.

I used a glue stick to attach my crepe paper to my cereal box circles. To me it's the perfect medium for this because it holds the crepe paper yet you can still pull it up without ripping if you need to re-pleat. I just glued down an edge, made a fan pleat, put some more glue stuck on, made another fan pleat and so on. I went around twice to give them some body.

Cut out cirles from the red paper, and then slightly smaller from the blue / white starred paper and crumpled the latter. Stick those in the middle of the crepe paper circle; stick to the coffee filter base. Punched a rustic star from some scrap kraft paper. I added a white button, and because I'm blingy that way, an antique gold self adhesive rhinestone.  I punched a hole on either side of the medallion and added an eyelet so it wouldn't tear when I went to hang it.

For the canvas pennants:
  • Scrap canvas, muslin, whatever
  • Iron on transfer
  • Pattern ( I made one from a scrap piece of paper)
  • Eyelets
Cut pennant; iron on transfer, punch holes on either end, place eyelets, string to rest of your banner.


8 comments:

Lori said...

I think it's very cute! And who cares, as long as you like it, that's all that matters, but I like it too! Love the use of the coffee filters, brilliant idea!

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Too cute! And you're too funny!

Kathleen

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Very pretty! Your mantle looks fantastic. I love the coffee filters paired with the crepe paper!

BEAR's Mom said...

this is so cute...you know i've been looking at more things to recycle for my cards and less ordering on line or running to ACMOORE...maybe just for a glue stik :D
have a great weekend!!!
~victoria~

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Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Cute and clever! The coffee filter medallions look like vintage pieces and are adaptable to holidays, too. If your mantel makes you happy, then I call it good!

debbie said...

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THIS IS MY FIRST TIME TO STUMBLE UPON YOUR BLOG AND I LOVE...LOVE IT.
I WANT TO STICK CLOSER TO YOU THAN A BEST FRIEND SO I AM THE FIRST TO SEE WHAT YOU CREATE. I BECAME A FOLLOWER OF YOUR BLOG. YOU ARE SO VERY TALENTED AND YOU INSPIRE ME TO CREATE.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

rose said...

my computer is now working. wow! what imagination. have a good sunday.