As part of my last Baker Ross blogger network package I received some lovely lengths of paper strips, which are ideal for card making, weaving, quilling and more. There's a good range of colours, some nice and bright, and others what I'd call dark pastel shades, so a good choice for Spring and summer makes. I decided to do something different and make a Disney badge, using some of the patterned paper strips (contrasting patterns on each side) and 2 mickey mouse cupcake cases. That is literally all you need apart from some scissors, glue, and a little bit of patience. Here's how to make yours.
- Cut 12 strips of paper 5-6 cm long and fold in half. Put these to one side.
- Choose 2 cupcake cases. You can go for plain or patterned, but I went for one with a picture in the centre image.
- Lightly glue on the back of each cupcake cases, then fold in the outer edges, so end up with just the centre edge showing - in a rough circle/hexagon shape. Leave these to dry.
- On the back of one of the cases arrange the 12 strips of folded paper round the edge in a petal effect. Once you are happy with the spacing glue them down and leave to dry.
- Finally place the second shaped cupcake case over the top of your glued paper strips. Then you'll have a finished double sided design, and it will also cover up all the gluing you don't want people to see.
Sometimes the simple makes are the most fun, especially when there's plenty of things you can do with them afterwards. Have you any quick and easy makes to share? I'd love to hear what you've been making or discovered a new use for.
* The paper strips pack was sent to me free of charge as part of the Baker Ross Blogger Network. All opinions are my own.