Tuesday, February 22, 2011

return on creativity: party light garland


Create your own string of lights for your next party.

You will need: 

Eight 3" X 5" rectangles of fabric
Three yards of ribbon
Black Sharpie marker
Ink Pads
Starch

To Make:

1.  Iron fabric rectangles with starch to give them a little stiffness.

2.  Print the party light pattern below.



3.  Trace party light pattern onto each fabric rectangle using a black Sharpie marker.  Use a lightbox or a sunny window to make tracing easier.



4.  Brush the edge of a colored ink pad directly on the fabric to give each light a colored "glow".



5.  Sew lights to ribbon.  Start sewing two feet from the end of the ribbon.  Leave five inches between each light.

6.  Hang and enjoy your party!








25 comments:

Kylie Craftafarian said...

Thats a really cool idea! You could even maybe print the lightbulb template onto the fabric and then ink or paint it.

Melissa said...

This is fantastic! Love it!

Melissa
http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

Ani said...

Very cute, and you don't have to worry about a burned out bulb! :)

Jen said...

Just stumbled across your blog, love the name, I am a crafty CPA as well, nice to see there is another one out there :) Great projects, look forward to reading more from you!

~ Jen @ http://pinstripestopearls.blogspot.com/

Melanie said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for sharing! I found you on Funky Polkadot Giraffe and am now a follower. I would love for you to visit my blog as well!

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

Krafty Kat said...

What a creative idea! Love the multicolored bulbs! Now following you & thanks for linking up!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That is a really cute idea!!

Lori said...

Great Idea, I'm a new follower. Please follow me back.
Blessings, Lori
lorisstorys.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

What a great idea. I'm your newest follower. Be sure to stop by my blog Monday and add your project to the More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

http://diyhshp.blogspot.com

radn said...

very pretty! one of a kind!

Check out the giveaways with goodies for little girls on my blog
http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/p/giveaways.html

Bethany said...

These are reallly nifty! And they look fun to make :)

Sachiko said...

Cute idea!

Jenn said...

This is awesome, I'm adding to my "must make" list! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I'm your newest follower!

Jeanna said...

This is to fun.. I so need to do this on my back patio... I have the Stylish blogger award for you over at my blog. Come by and pick it up if you like.

Jeanna @ dramaqueenseams.blogspot.com

Humble Homemaker said...

What a cute and fun idea! This really made me smile. :) Thanks for hooking up at my Weekend Link Party! Have a great day.
Humble Homemaking

maleahbliss said...

I featured you this week!!! LittleEme.blogspot.com
Come check it out and grab your featured button! :)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

This is ADORABLE. I love it!

Suzanne said...

This is the first time I've been to your blog and I love it. Love the original ideas you have -- like the banner. I've seen a bajillion banners, but nothing this original and artsy. I'll make sure and check back often!

Monica said...

I love this idea...this would be great for one of my kid's rooms!
You have a beautiful blog...very creative and artsy and really nice photos! I'm going to come back! =)

Monica said...

Oops...just one dumb question. I haven't found it yet and it's past my bedtime...what does CPA stand for? =)

Monica said...

that's funny...it must be late...
I was trying to think of something clever with "artist" in it. =)

Cheryl @ Sew Can Do said...

Very unique! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Mandy Coffey said...

i LOVE this! It'd be awesome if you'd like it up to my Friday link party! I'm also hosting a giveaway!!!!


www.smallfineprint.com

Jenn Erickson said...

Wow! I'm so happy to have stumbled upon your blog. As I scroll down and read each post, I'm impressed by your style, originality and creativity! I'm looking forward to reading more, and coming around a lot more often! Best, Jenn/Rook No. 17

Anonymous said...

You have a great talent of writing.Best of luck and get going.And yes i have bookmarked your site craftycpa.blogspot.com .

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