(drawing courtesy of The Graphics Fairy)
Happy Summer (officially) everyone! I'm so tired! School is out, I was up late last night making a last-minute gift for the crossing guard; then, after school I took Becky and her cousin to Friendly's for lunch and ice cream to celebrate the last day of school. I'm feeling a bit punchy, if you know what I mean!
Here is what I made this week - it's a four-sided hanging thingy with pics about crossing guards. This morning I added some of those stick-on little fake jewels to jazz it up a bit. First, I used white card stock, tracing the circle around a CD. Then I double-side taped the printed paper on that. I trimmed the edges with pinking shears. Next, I cut out the pics that I printed from Google images and taped them on.
I folded each circle in half, lengthwise. I then taped three of the sides to each other, leaving an opening for the fourth. Before I put that piece in, I took a bit of old jewelry "bling" and strung it with embroidery thread. Draping that over the inside fold, I then taped on the fourth panel. I tied a few knots in the top so it wouldn't slide down through the center, and there you have it!
Next to show you is an easy-peasy patriotic garland that I made using vintage Christmas ornament light covers! I took a length of wired ribbon, attached "flag" grosgrain ribbon at six even intervals and sewed the houses to the grosgrain.