if you’re a reader of my humble blog here you might know that i can’t hold still. i can’t just do nothing apparently not even just watch a movie by myself without thinking i could do something while watching… (which failed in the end but that is another story).
yesterday was the second day of my vacation and i had planned to just drink coffee read my books and let my mind rest… well this didn’t go well long. than i had the urge to do something and i did this ampersand lamp i wanted since forever! i had the supplies bought for weeks but there never was enough time left to start on this. so i searched the inter web for some helpful tips (i had a plan in my mind but you never know what other crafters might have experienced) and found something on one of my favourite blogs. what are the odds of that?… anyway, they basically did what i had in mind, only i used bobbypins to hold my cardboard stripes together ;) a girl knows how to help herself! in case the tutorial over there is to long here’s what i did:
print out your letter | put letter on foam core – cut out the letter | cut holes for the fairy-light into your foam core letter | prepare 5cm thick stripes out of bristol-cardboard | glue stripes to the edges – this was so messy – used bobbypins to hold the stripes together | let dry | spray paint all over it | ad the lights and your’re done!
so what do you say?