Saturday, February 23, 2008

But when we rise it's like strawberry fields

Finn loved the lanterns in the photos from Avesta's wedding and I thought I would make him some paper lanterns for his room. I went with a simple design that can be made easily with any size paper. I actually used the DESIGN WITHIN REACH catalog again! I had such a good time making owls with the catalog last time that I thought I would keep on keeping on with my DWR pal. I was so honored to be on designmom.com (Oh how I want goddess Gabrielle Blair to adopt me) and apartment therapy's ohdeedoh.com with my owls. I am happy to be able to create cool decor for the kids rooms for free. I think Finn will dig his new art when he comes back tomorrow from mama and papa's. I think he will be making some with me for brothers nursery!
There are a ton of sites that give simple directions. I tend to glaze over with directions...so what I did was just take pages from the catalog and fold lengthwise and cut slits into the fold. I unfolded the paper and glue sticked the short sides together. I glued a strip at the top for a handle and TADA! This is a wonderful project for preschoolers who can sorta use scissors- small mess ups will not show while hung! Have fun!
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6 comments:

Rebecca said...

Cool! I REALLY like the last photo you took of this project. Neat!

Bigtooth said...

Finally, DWR actually puts some design within reach! I'd been scoffing at their name for years. 'Course, it may not be exactly what they hoped you'd do...

village mama said...

love the simplicity, yet festivity of these, 10/10!!!

Amy said...

These are cool! I love the tree.

Joeprah said...

Very Cool! I love the craftiness! Had to be a lot of fun for all involved.

Kimmylyn said...

Goodness I heart how creative you are with your little ones..

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