Thursday, June 23, 2011

Thrifty Thursdays - Fun Fringe

You know I love searching through the dollar store for cheap craft ideas.  Well here is a way to turn dollar store streamers into a fun fringe accent for your scrapbook layouts.

Tutorial:
1.  Start with some streamers - 3 is a good place to start - they could be all the same color or multi color.  2.  Cut strips of each slightly longer than the size you need.  3.  Adhere the layers on top of each other. 4.  Take your scissors and cut slits half way up the streamer. - if you want yours to look more vintage you can take distress ink and rub it on the crepe paper.  5.  Gently ball up the streamer.  6.  Unball the paper and straighten out the fringe to achieve a look you are happy with.
I used parts of one of my Patriotic kits (music sheet, bingo card, ticket, labels, seam binding) to create this page.  I have 4 kits left in stock here:
Ephemera Kit - Patriotic/USA 1
Ephemera Kit - Patriotic/USA 2
Ephemera Kit - Patriotic/USA 3
Ephemera Kit - Patriotic/USA 4

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5 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a great page! i lvoe all the layering

curlyqmosaics said...

Wonderful layout! I love the use of all the fun vintage ephemera on the page! TFS!

created by ~donnaK said...

This layout is so nice, Melissa! Thanks for sharing this technique. I look forward to your TT posts, always something fun happening.

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

God Bless America!
Great layout and what a clever idea with the streamers.
Thank you for sharing your talents. :]

Bonita Rose said...

Love love love! great tip!
I AM IN LOVE with your shop!

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