arcs and Crafts: Baby Shower Edition

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When it was time to decorate for a friend’s baby shower, I knew that arc Thrift was the place to go. In the past I have used children’s books from arc to make cute pennant garlands to hang as decorations. For this celebration, I wanted to make more of these, as well as other wall decorations made from children’s books that I get from arc.

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There are tons and tons of kids’ books at every arc Thrift Store I’ve ever been to. I always look for lots of different stories so that I have a lot of different graphics to choose from.

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I didn’t have a lot of time but I wanted to do something simple that would look really pretty, so I decided to make pleated flowers to hang on the walls. I started with two pages of the same size. I folded them both into pleats in stapled them together in the very center.

Then I fanned them out and stapled the different sides together so they formed a round shape. The staples are hidden among the pleats.

So easy and they look so good!

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I made lots more with different size pages so that they ended up different sizes.

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I strung them together in order to hang them up with varied sizes on each garland.

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They turned out beautifully and looked wonderful hung around the room, all thanks to arc Thrift.

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