Thursday, March 24, 2011

spring paper globes


 I made these paper globes as a spring decoration to put in this tall glass vase that I have (see below). If you've never made these before, they're so simple to make. Just cut lots of strips of coloured paper. Mine were about .5 cm wide. I cut some at 6" lengths and some at 4" lengths. (5" probably would have been the perfect size!)

 Then using my eyelet punch (you could also use a micro hole punch, or cut a slit with a utility knife) I cut a small hole on each end of the paper. When that's done stack all the strips together and poke a brad through each end. Flatten the backs of the brad and fan the paper out into a ball shape.

This is the vase that I made the globes for- but it's really hard to photograph glass. (Please send me along any helpful hints!) Anyway, it was nap time and I wanted to get these photos done, so I put the globes in a little white dish for my photos.
 I love my new spring decoration (that may or may not remain out until the fall!)
 

Linking up with: Somewhat Simple & SAS InteriorsSkip to my LouSo You Think You're Crafty & It's a Hodgepodge Life & Tatertots and Jello & Sun Scholars

29 comments:

  1. I like seeing ideas that make me think 'Okay, I can do THAT!" Thank you.

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  2. These are ADORABLE!

    Thanks for stopping by OH SO Chichi! I've had friends purchase MOO cards as their family "business card" ... when you meet new friends it's easy to share contact information! (That is GREAT justification to order some MOO cards). :o)

    I'm your newest follower!

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  3. These are so pretty. You should come link up with www.localfunforkids.com. We have lots of Fun ideas for Kids on Friday!

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  4. I love this!!!! I was looking for some fun projects to do at our family reunion, we have 8 little nieces, and this is a craft we can do!!! I am a new follower and would love you to visit our new blog!

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  5. Really Beautiful page! Love these and the fingerprint art! I'm glad I stopped by! Thanks for stopping by to my blog too!

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  6. Very cute!!! Great Idea!

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  7. both sweet and lovely. i think i might use this technique for my last year's christmas cards..i can't bear to throw them away.
    stopping by from tatertots and jello

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  8. Ooh, I made these in reds and golds as my Christmas tree ornaments last year, but I love this springy version!

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  9. Very cute! I remember seeing these as pumpkins for Halloween decor, but I really like how they turned out with Spring colors!
    ~* Jessica Lauren @
    http://copy-cat-crafter.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great blog you have!! I just love it! :) Going to add you to my blog list. Hope you have a great weekend!!! :)

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  11. I've never seen these before! They look awesome in that tall glass vase. Very pretty.

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  12. Oh these are darling! I've never seen anything like them. I would love to have you share this at my VIP party today =) http://designergarden.blogspot.com/2011/03/vip-party-8.html

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  13. These are so beautiful and I love the colors! I just came across your blog and I'm so glad to have found you...I can't wait to see all the great projects you have. I'd love for you to check out my Interior Design & Decor website, SAS Interiors, and also link up to Saturday Spotlight @ http://www.sasinteriors.net/2011/03/saturday-spotlight-5/.

    ~Jenna, SAS Interiors

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  14. These are so cute! I love the colors and how you arrange them.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Adorable! Love all the new stuff you posted this week! I hope to see you link it up this week on Made by Little Hands Monday!
    Have a great day!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  16. These are beautiful and I bet a ton of fun to make. I love how they look in that vase!

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  17. I thought these were very cute. I've seen them on other craft blogs too. I really like the colors that you used.

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  18. These are such fun and creative ideas! Love your style and choice of colors for these cute crafts! Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog and I'm looking forward to exploring your recipes. :)

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  19. Those are so pretty! I love that you can use different colors for different occasions!

    Thanks so much for linking up with For the Kids Fridays at Sun Scholars. I can't wait to see what you have to share this week! I'll be posting the next party later tonight. Hope to have you stop by!

    :)rachel @ SunScholars.blogspot.com

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  20. these are so fun!!! and happy birthday :)

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  21. AnonymousMay 10, 2011

    Hi Lila!

    What a great, easy and fun project! I linked to it from my site here:

    http://www.allfreeholidaycrafts.com/Spring-Paper-Crafts/Spring-Paper-Globes

    Please let me know if it's okay to link to you in this manner in the future.
    Thanks!
    -Rachel

    Rachel Bernstein, Editor
    rbernstein@primecp.com

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  22. Found you on Tip Junkie. I keep scrolling through your posts and finding more and more great things. Wow! Wow! Wow! There are very few times when I find a blog that just floors me, but yours has. :)

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  23. I saw these and knew these would be perfect for decorations for my daughters upcoming tea party(she's nine). I used the colors from her invitations. I made large and small ones, and used my paper shredder to cut the strips. It worked pretty well and took almost no time at all.

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  24. Oh, these are such pretty decors! My daughter would love this project. There's certainly a lot you can do with the handy shredder.

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  25. Oh, these are such pretty decors! My daughter would love this project. There's certainly a lot you can do with the handy shredder.

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  26. I want to try to make cute crafts made by papers came out from paper shredder, or even just using scissors but better if there's a paper shredder.

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