Thursday, January 15, 2015

New Year Garland DT Project Alisha Martin

Hello Everyone! and Happy New Year!
So since the holiday season that just passed was my son's first, I made the decision to limit my social media interactions, take a mini blog break, and really just enjoy all the special moments. It was amazing but, WE HAVE SOME CATCHING UP TO DO!!!! lol

But first things first, can we talk about how amazing is the new Bo Bunny Serenity paper collection?!?
CountryCraftCreations was awesome enough to send me the papers AND embellishments for some design team fun. So my theme for this month will be Chinese New Year. 

My first project for the month is a fun garland as I love to decorate my house for any and every ocassion. Remember the Paper Taxidermy Garland? I finally just took that down lol. Well this one is several take out box paper lanterns that glow with some fun little fortune cookies in between.
So I found a great Chinese Take Out Box Template online and traced them onto the Serenity paper (my silhouette is still down otherwise I would have used it to cut the boxes). After folding, I punched holes to make sure the light would show once I placed the light source in the paper lantern. Next, I used my Scortape to hold all the folded pieces together. 

For the fortune cookies I cut a bunch of larger circles out of the paper. Gently fold in half and push the paper backwards and the cookie almost makes itself. 
To add a little more to the project, I painted some wooden balls gold and used some dark red craft wire to string up the lanterns and fortune cookies. I also added a little Chinese money bling under each lantern. 

I used some black twine to string it all together. 

I am so excited for all the amazing things in 2015. Thanks again to Country Craft Creations for supplying almost everything I needed to complete this really fun project.


Bo Bunny Serenity Paper Collection
7 Gypsies Black Twine
Dark Red Craft Wire (purchased at Michaels)
Chinese Currency (gift)


Norma Pechir-Holland said...

I love it, Happy Chinese New Year! the paper was perfect for your project.

Sharain Mueller said...

Glad you took some time to focus on your family... you can't get those moments back! This project is so cute! What a great decoration for a party!!! Who knew the fortune cookies would be so easy! And no calories! Thanks for sharing!

Muriel Charlonne said...

Great job Babygirl! I think these would be great strung up in a cubicle where somebody works. What a cute little way to brighten a small area!

Tamdsgns said...

Wow! another super project! The paper couldn’t be more perfect!