We are kicking off the first installment of our Scrap Busting Extravaganza with the super awesome Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage!
Hello-Hello Flamingo Toes readers!
Just call me thrilled to be sharing here today with Bev and you as part of the Scrap Busting Extravaganza. Or you can call me Shannon, I’ll answer to either.
I’ve been systematically crafting and creating with some of the supplies I’ve been stashing and storing. Which is great for one; whittling down my hoarded goodies. And two; I’m making stuff for practically nothing!!
Are you like me, and you save a few too many things… you know, in case you “need” it later. Well I had been getting a little too save-y and I had to start getting a little more use-y.
One of the ways I’ve done this is by turning scrap fabric and notions into pretty garlands.
When my favorite, softest, tiny vintage floral print pj’s were no longer wearable, I saved them. For oh, about 2 years. I finally told myself it was time to use it or lose it.
I salvaged all the best cuts of fabric and cut them in strips to become a rag garland!
This has to be one of the easiest crafts ever. Bonus=they are so super cute!
You can hang them about anywhere. Over beds, doorways, in windows, across furniture, hooked on drawer pulls… they can be as short or long as you like.
Simple cotton cord or twine makes a great base, then just slip knot or tie-on.
Use Command Hooks to float them on a wall behind a food or gift table at parties, or like I did across my cabinet.
You can use up so many odds and ends this way! Scrap tulle, chiffon, ribbon, sequins, pom-poms, rosettes… just about anything long and slender.
… all the talent it takes is a little time and a simple knot.
Hope this helps knock-down your craft scraps a bit, and add something pretty to your home or next party!
Heck, I’ll bet someone you know would love to have one as a gift.
Thanks for having me!!
PS: if you’d like to visit sometime, you can find me at Fox Hollow Cottage.
Ok how cute are these banners?? I want to make up a bunch for everything.
Shannon is so super talented! These are some of my favorite projects of hers:
Galvanized Wood and Metal Organizer – this is so perfect for our January organizing resolutions!
Fence Board Countertop – this is so vintagey and awesome!
You can follow along with Shannon here: