diy crepe paper garland {a tutorial}

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Crepe paper and I are becoming fast friends. From my crepe paper backdrop to my post on 25 crepe paper crafts, I’m realizing how versatile and fun crepe paper can be. And, of course, the addition of fringe is just icing on the cake.

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-Crepe Paper Roll (isn’t this polka dot one I found adorable?!)
-Sewing Machine (or double-sided tape-I won’t tell)
– Foam Letters

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Step 1: Take your crepe paper, and cut 4-5 lengths that are 6′ long. I’m choosing to make a 6′ garland, but obviously you can make this garland as long or short as you’d like.

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Step 2: Stack your crepe paper lengths on top of each other, and, using your sewing machine, sew down the length of your strips (I used a 1/4″ seam allowance).

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Step 3: When you’re done, you’ll have this.

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Step 4: Using your scissors, carefully cut slits in your sewn crepe paper (being careful not to snip through your stitches!) Separate your strips of crepe paper to make your garland fuller and add some dimension.

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Step 5: Add any embellishments (I used foam letters to spell out “SHINE”, hang your garland, and admire…

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Curious about the other two garlands? The top one is just different sizes of kraft paper sewn together, and the bottom is my glitter and watercolor confetti garland. So easy!


adventure {free printable}

adventure printable


You guys, I’m kind of in love with this free printable. The bold gold lettering, the hot air balloon background, and the colors make this the perfect piece for a nursery or girl’s room. Who doesn’t want to encourage their favorite girls to embrace more adventure? Just download, print and frame!

Love free printable art? There are many (many!) more printables in my archives!

Thanks for reading!


red velvet cake mix cookies {a recipe}

easy cookies

A couple of years ago, I shared a recipe for easy cake mix cookies. I created a classic peanut butter and chocolate combo, and, just recently, wanted to make cookies for a friend who just moved, I decided to try these again with a different flavor combination…

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The beauty of cake mix cookies is their simplicity. You just need a box of cake mix, a bag of chips, 2 eggs, and 1/2 c. vegetable oil…

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I used red velvet mix and white chocolate chips, but the combinations, as you can imagine, are endless!

Combine the cake mix, oil, and two eggs in a bowl. Fold in the chips.

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Drop onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-10 minutes.

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So ridiculously easy (and delicious, too).

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