With extra time to get crafty, we recently talked to author and Tinkered Treasures blogger Elyse Major about how creativity is in her DNA.
In addition to contributing to national shelter magazines, Elyse is also the Editor in Chief of a family of lifestyle magazines in Rhode Island, where she lives with her family. She is also the author of Tinkered Treasures and Seaside Tinkered Treasures and is the co-author of a third book of IKEA hacks.
Because we believe everything from birthdays and anniversaries to graduations and even small accomplishments are worth celebrating, we asked Elyse to share how to make wallpaper pennant banners, which can be easily created to make any celebration more fun.
“Laura Ashley has so many lovely patterns of wallpaper that you might be tempted to buy a roll simply for projects that don’t require a wall at all,” says Elyse. “The project shown is also a great way to make use of precious wallpaper scraps, and doesn’t require much effort, tools, or even time.”
WHAT YOU WILL NEED
- Construction paper
- Glue Stick
- Twine or string
- Wax paper
Make a template by folding a piece of construction paper into fourths. Cut a half triangle on the fold – when opened, it should be a diamond shape.
Place the diamond cut-out over a length of wallpaper. This will determine how wide a strip of wallpaper you will need to cut. Once you have your long wide strip, fold in half lengthwise, and crease well with a pen.
Slip your template over the folded wallpaper and cut as many triangles as possible along the crease – when each one opens it should be a diamond shape.
Once you have many diamonds, one at a time fold and glue over a long length of twine; keep a margin toward the top of the inside fold free of glue so that you’ll be able to reposition the pennants along the twine if needed. If the wallpaper curls and the glued diamonds open, refold and place under something flat and heavy for a few minutes to hold.
Hang and decorate! What are you celebrating? Share with us by tagging @lauraashleyusa.