Every month a group of bloggers are challenged by C’mon Get Crafty to create a new craft or project from their own stash of goodies! Everyone is allowed a $10 allowance for necessities to complete their project (i.e. paint brushes, glue, etc), but the bulk of it must be created from their own stash of goodies.
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Hello there! For my longtime readers, I apologize for the lapse in posts recently! I took a much needed hiatus to spend time with my family and begin to get organized for all the wonderful things I hope to share with you in the new year! For now, let’s dive right in to the first Craft Room Destash of 2019!
For myself, I struggled on this one. Mostly as I already had a plan in mind, sure that I could pull it off easily . . . until I couldn’t. We lost our beloved dog last year, and I really wanted to utilize a stashed shadowbox to create a memory box for him. However, being a very large pit bull with a thick leather collar, my plans were foiled by, well, gravity at the minimum. There went the plan, and I was left scrambling for ideas.
- Card Stock
- Cutting Machine or scissors
- Skor Tape
- Circle Punch
Then it occurred to me. I have about a zillion Christmas decorations, tons of Halloween decor, and even a decent stash of St. Patrick’s Day and Easter decorations. However, I have little to no Valentine’s Day stuff! (TBH, I tend to sluff off and ignore Valentine’s Day, at least for decor purposes. See my meager attempts at Valentine’s here. But with kids and kid parties, its increasing it’s influence on my radar.)
For this challenge, on my Hail Mary play, I went for a simple decoration I can reuse. Thus, I present you with an easy Valentine’s Day banner decoration – that allows you to REUSE your craft supplies!!! WINNER WINNER!
Since I still have a ton of card stock in my stash, I went for a paper banner I could easily cut out on my Cricut. I used a banner cut and some basic letters. To break up the colors, I used a circle punch on some faint white and pink card stock paper.
If you’re a longtime reader, you know my love of Skor-tape. It is such an easy, durable tape for paper crafts. I’ve never had an issue, and as I write this I realize I need to restock, actually!
After I’d made the banner, I realized it didn’t photograph so well from afar (stupid stripes!), but it looks so pretty in person!!
I had a few leftover foam hearts from my previous Valentine’s Day photo backdrop, so I grabbed a few for a centerpiece. The best part is, the lacy ribbon I used to hang it is reusable! I used some leftover silvery crafty clothespins to clip on the paper banner letters and hearts. When Valentine’s Day is over, I can reuse the ribbon and save the rest for another craft!
I know the wintry background on the mantel sort of takes away a bit from the Valentine decor, but since it is still EXTREMELY wintry here, I wanted to leave it. And hey, at least I attempted to decorate for Valentine’s, right??
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