Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Feelin' Scrappy


I'm not one for clutter, or keeping things around "just in case"... However, I do make an exception with fabric. I have a hard time getting rid of fabric, even scraps. As a result, I have come up with a few ways to use my "scraps." My latest project is this fabric "pomander".
I cannot take credit for the idea (is there really ever an original idea anymore?!?! Seems like someone has done it already in some shape or form). The sad part is I can't remember where I saw the idea, but I know it was in blogville.

Basically the only supplies you need are:
Lightweight Fabric (these were curtain panels I got at Goodwill for $2)
4" Chinese Lantern
Scissors
Hot Glue
This is a great "watching TV" project. Just cut a bunch (and I mean a bunch) of 2" circles out of any lightweight fabric. Fold a circle in half and secure with glue in the middle. Then fold the circle again into a pie shape, add glue to point and secure to lantern. Repeat over and over and over again until the orb is covered. Like I said, a great project while watching your favorite show (which currently for me is either "Southland" on TNT, "The Good Wife", or "Lost" -- which starts tonight -- and of course -- "Project Runway"). Just don't burn your fingers.
I add a piece of card stock to the center, scented with essential oil, to make it into a decorative pomander, and of course a ribbon to hang it from your favorite spot.

8 comments:

koralee said...

Oh my this is adorable..I think I may just have to make some for my daughters room..thanks a million for sharing...you always inspire!

Rizzi said...

HI CAROLINE,
WHAT A CUTE IDEA, I BET YOU COULD PUT A SCENT TO IT, AND IT WOULD MAKE THE ROOM SMELL PRETTY. JACKIE AND I ARE HAVING A CRAFT SHOW IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS, I MUST TRY TO MAKE A FEW. GREAT IDEA, TAKE CARE. LOVE, AUNT RIZ

Rizzi said...

HI CAROLINE,
JUST STOPPING BY TO SAY COME TO MY BLOG THERE IS A SURPRISE FOR YOU. LOVE AUNT RIZ

Torie Jayne said...

Such a great idea! Have a sweet day!

Jill said...

That is really pretty. Goodness knows I have scrap fabric!

FEDERICA said...

Ia soo cute! Great job!
Hope your weekend was great!
Happy new week,
Federica.
xoxo

Kellie Collis said...

Its gorgeous - how clever you are! x

{kara} said...

oh i love! Super Cute!