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Today I am SO pleased to announce that *we* (myself, Silvia Curti and Ayda Algin) are beginning a feature on heart handmade uk called the ‘Craft Cafe’. In association with our ‘Handmade Happy Magazine’ (previously Merry Makings magazine). These fabulous ladies will be sharing DIY projects with you regularly. Now I hand you over to Silvia
Lots of love
I’m Silvia from Ghirlanda di Popcorn, my creative blog where I talk about my passion for packaging, paper projects and DIY-tutorials. I’m a package and graphic lover and I’m so happy and honored to be here as a new guest blogger for Hearthandmade UK.
Thank you Claire!!
Today I’d like to share with you a super sweet package idea for springtime. When I found this cute floral paper tape I thought it would be perfect to decorate something and I decided to use it to make a fake springy balloon.
Let’s see how!
You will need:
white paper card stock
hot glue gun
paper covered craft wire
1. Fill your linen bag with whatever you like: sugared almonds, sweets or chocolate easter eggs.
2.Close it with a pretty ribbon and make a bow.
3.Take a piece of paper covered craft wire in the same colour of the ribbon (in this way it blend in with the ribbon) and wrap one wire end around the bow.
4.Stick the paper tape on the white card stock.
5.Cut out the card stock with the round punch.
6.Cut out also a triangle with scissors.
7.Paste the triangle behind the paper round with glue stick.
8.Paste the other wire end behind the balloon with hot glue gun and allow to dry.
9.After a few seconds arrange the wire as a real balloon wire.
That’s it! Your sweet spring time package is done!
I hope you like it!