Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baby Shower Garland

There is nothing I love more than simple crafts - they are relaxing and provide almost instant gratification.

I posted a few days ago about the baby shower that I helped throw for my friend Ari, and one of the things I made for it was a garland out of tea stained paper doilies. Now, I know that doilies are a bit of an old-fashioned accoutrement, but I think that with the tea stain, they go from old fashioned to somewhat vintage - at least that is what I tell myself.

I started by putting the doilies on a metal baking sheet.

After letting a tea bag soak in hot water for about 5 minutes, I simply squished out the lovely tea stain onto each doily.

Some I did a little darker than others just to mix it up a bit.

Once I had stained them all and given them time to dry, I cut a long piece of raffia ribbon and wove it through the holes in the doilies - and there you have it. I think this would look cute used at a little girl's tea party or anything girly really, for that matter.



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