Friday, July 12, 2013

"happy everything" straw letter garland

well, it's no news that when something cool happens, 
there is usually some kinda sequel.

and we all know summer is the time for sequels.

and that sequel gets another sequel. 
and sometimes another and another.

just ask harry p. and shrek.
i'm sure you know them.

so speaking of sequels, this is kinda sorta likea one from the straw post i did for the happy 4th holiday we had a few days ago.

but truth be told, i had this idea first and the 4th holiday post just kinda happened.

so this is not really the sequel, it's more like the original to the sequel and now that i am thoroughly confused and have you thoroughly confused, let's see what all my jibjab's about ok?

here goes.
i raided marshall's, homegoods, tj maxx, shop sweet lulu, pick your plum, the plaid barn, kara's party shoppe, michael's, jo ann fabric's, my local grocery store, my neighbor's closet, and my mechanic's wife's sister's stash the past year to get this collection.

(just kidding. just seeing if you were paying attention...)

but this will work with even one kinda straw if you don't have a mechanic with a wife's sister to raid. 
(lucky you with a nice working car!)

you basically figure out your saying and make letters outta the straws. i have too many so i used different colors for one letter. just to justify my straw hoarderness (new word).

i didn't measure the letters. i just cut them in all crazy sizes to make the letters more interesting.

and i made the letters small cuz i am hanging this in my craft room over the big cork board i have. 
you can make them using the whole straw too for huge letters or even teeny tiny if you are having a party for a fairy.

...?!?!...
let's move on.



i know i know it may sound corny but it's true! 

so make this garland for yourself or for someone special in your life on their birthday, or when you wanna congratulate them or tell them merry merry or whatever. 
you can make it say anything you want :)

just a thought though, if you take a picture of it, know that it will be a complete and total pain to get a good one unless you have some sort of paparazzi lens that can get all twisted and stuff to zoom in.

as you can see, i don't have such lens capabilities so this pic will have to do for now.
anywho,
just know that 
happy everything 
pretty much sums it up.

betcha they'll want a sequel.








24 comments:

  1. Lisa, don't worry your pretty little head off about the photos! We get it! It's fabulous! Love the new craze for straws and can't buy them fast enough! Glad I can come here for ideas of what to do with them!...but sadly, I will not be making this design - for six (6) reasons! CATS! Yes, we have 6 of them and this garland wouldn't last a minute - no matter how high I hung it up! Boo hoo - I'll wait for another idea from you! (And I know you'll eventually have one!)

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    1. MEOWza!!!! that'a a lotta kitties in the house J! i see why you wouldn't want your pretty straws all ripped up LOL but i do totally appreciate you and hopefully next time i will have a craft for you that is not cat-friendly :>D

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  2. I think I'm going to have to take a college course on Creative Writing to be able to do your posts justice. My Thesaurus and I are worn out! So let me simply say (as loudly as I can) YOU ARE BRILLIANT AND I LOVE THIS!!!! I've yet to see beautiful straws like yours, but I'm on the hunt! Thanks for another entertaining post to start my day! Dona

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    1. hey Dona! SURPRISE!!! you WON girlfriend!!! i've got some straws for you :>D seriously email me and gimme your address-it's a contest i just made up for you cuz you faithfully come and leave me comments on soooo many posts that i just have to say THANK YOU in this way! YAHOOOO!!! you make me smile :>D

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    2. oh it's hooplapaloozablog@gmail.com in case you didn't see it on the side bar :)

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  3. Oh Lisa - this is so fun and I absolutely LOVE your tutorial! Listen closely because I'm squealing! SQUEALLLLLLLLL!

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    1. HOORAY! let's squeal together! SQUEALLLLLLLLL!!!!
      man that was fun Kim! we must do that again soon :>D

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  4. Sooo adorable...fantastic idea and a great way to use pretty straws!

    ~Kim

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    1. thank you Kim! it was a lot of fun to see it come together! you can probably guess i am a fan of many colors :>D (which is why i have waaaaaay to many straws!)

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  5. Oh my goodness you are a straw hoarder but I say that's a good thing. How lovely are those floral straws! It's a very cute tutorial/sequal, and thank goodness it was sweet straw garlands - I thought you were talking about Sharknado II :)

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    1. ok Linda so now you have me thinking of making a sharknado garland with flying sharks! HAHAHA :>D i know i have a scary brain.

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  6. Hi Lisa,
    I'm stopping by from the I Gotta Try That link party - this is SUCH a cute idea :)
    Hope you're having a great day!
    - ang
    www.jugglingactmama.com

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    1. oh thank you so much Angela! this is SUCH a nice comment :>D

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  7. Wow! Your straw collection looks like so much fun, I'd want to just sit and play with all of them! I love what you made, it's a great idea and turned out fantastic!

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    1. so you could make a straw firework garland! yahoo! thanks again Michelle for your share site! :)

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  9. So cute and creative! I like the different designs on the straws. Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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    1. thanks T'onna! the different designs are my fave part too! yay! :)

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  10. I love this! So clever and creative! Saw this via I Gotta Create... love your blog!

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    1. oh HOORAY! i love that you love these and love my blog too! oh my goodness this sounds like a love fest but i'm lovin' it arin! heehee THANK YOU!!! :>D

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  11. Happy Everything to you too!! Love it!

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    1. thank you Karyn! you sure make me happy when you stop by! :>D

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  12. This is super cute and oh so creative! Your blog is adorable, and I came across it through the Sundae Scoop link party. Stopping by from Hoyby Crafts

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    1. hooray! i'm so happy you found me Hoyby Crafts! you just added to my happy everything! :>D

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thanks for sharing your thoughts today! i'd give you a donut if i could 😉!