Wednesday, January 27, 2016

diy doily garland

oh goodness it's starting to look 
a little fru fru around here,
 as you may agree after you read this post.

cuz if you're familiar with these parts, 
you know i am not fru fru.

anyway, the reason for all 
the dainty pink stuff for the 3rd post in a row 
is not due to heart day coming up, 
but rather it's due to the baby shower 
i am currently working on.

as few as the posts have been here lately, 
i've never worked so craftily as 
i've done this past week or so...
i was thinking 
"hmmm, what should i do for the blog?" 
but then i had so much shower stuff to do 
it didn't even dawn on me 
that i was already crafting.

confused? yeah me too.

anyway, when the shower is over 
(it's next saturday) 
i will make a post of all the craziness.

in the meantime, 
here's a diy for you on how 
to make a fancy fry fru garland 
for your cupid love or whatever.
i got some heavy duty cardstock 
at michael's on clearance, 
5 sheets for a dollar-yippee!

for a baby girl shower,
 these were pink-sparkly-glitter 

so i cut them up and glued the pennant 
back to back cuz i needed a garland 
for the entry-exit way.

just remember if you make a 
back-to-back garland to be seen 
from the front as well as the back, 
your letters will be reversed when glued 
together so that you can read it correctly 
no matter which way you are looking at it.

i only learned that from a duh experience 
when i made one in the past,
and made one pennant at a time.

for instance, i glued one B on the front 
and another B on the back on the same pennant.

one side said BEST WISHES
and the other said SEHSIW TSEB.

i was gonna leave it and tell people 
it was secret code
before i had to fix the whole 
blasted thing all over again.

oh well, 
see told you i'm not exactly fru fru.

either way, hope if you diy,


  1. I'm pretty fru fru, so this garland wouldn't look out of place at my house...but then I'm pretty sure I'd have to have a party to go with it because it's just that cute! :)

    1. heehee oh i bet that party would be G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S like ALL your parties are Kim! :)

  2. What a fun idea!! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

    1. thank you thank you Jamie! the doilies made it real fru fru feminine-heehee :>D

  3. Cute as can be, BBFF! And again, something that can be changed up for any occasion! You are genius. That's it. Genius. Doesn't get any better than that! Dona

    1. oh gosh this "genius" is running out of time lately with all the party planning i got going on that i haven't given too much to this blog! i'm all outta sorts BBFF! but no worries Dona, once this weekend is over i will be back with lots more ideas and genius (?!?!?) posts! :>O

  4. You did a great job making the garland!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.

    1. oh thank you Julie! at first i had no doily and it was missin' a little somethin' til i got the doily on then it went from drab to fab! lol ;)

  5. This is SO pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. i hope the baby shower mom agrees! thank you Jess! :)

  6. So pretty! It will be perfect for the baby shower. Thanks for sharing at Create • Share • Inspire. We hope to see you back tonight. xo


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