when i was in the dollar general this weekend, i picked up a bunch of these sweet doilies.
they were in the easter section, one dollar per package of 40. i got two packages of pink, two of yellow, and two of the white eggs.
i wasn't sure what i was going to do with them, i just knew i loved them.
then it came to me...a banner. inspired by papel picado. i grew up in texas, and you see this kind of mexican folk art EVERYWHERE. i have always loved it.
so using the thin (almost tissue paper-ish) doilies,
& regular old twine,
i made a simple banner that looked like this. and i loved it. it took about 20 minutes and cost next to nothing.
i looked at it for a good while as i was feeding the babies and decided that it needed something else. so i added some notions to the eggs.
and didn't really like it, but didn't have time to fix it. my attentions were soon called elsewhere (you know the drill...watch me mommy! watch MEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!).
i obsessed about it all night long, b/c that's how i roll...and it's not like i was sleeping anyway ;)
and when i got up in the morning, i added these:
i love it!!
and oh- no sewing required. these doilies have holes in the perfect place at the top, i simply strung the twine through two holes on each doily.
so there you have it!
up next? i plan on making some all pink banners for birthdays, etc.
the hoarder in me kind of wants to go buy MORE MORE MORE of those doilies. i can't control myself. hehehe!
and another project in the works?
a peeps banner.
see you soon, happy monday!