arcs and Crafts: Baby Shower Edition
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.
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.
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!
I made lots more with different size pages so that they ended up different sizes.
I strung them together in order to hang them up with varied sizes on each garland.
They turned out beautifully and looked wonderful hung around the room, all thanks to arc Thrift.