Crafty Tuesday - Window Dressing

It's crafty Tuesday and today we're doing a really simple window decoration. But they don't need to hang in the window. They can hang from a mobile. Or you could make several of them and place one on each plate for a special Easter lunch. They end up like soft fabric so can be kept from year to year. The kids can make these themselves, though you might not want to let them loose with your iron! ;)

So set your Flylady timer for 15 minutes and I bet you'll be finished before it rings...


You'll need:
  • fusible interfacing (the stuff that sticks to fabric when you iron it on)
  • tissuepaper
  • a pair of scissors


Take a piece of tissue paper - I find deep colours work best. Decide on your motif or design - keep it simple and fairly small. I cut out some eggs as we are now in the run up to Easter. Here's my egg shape...




which I folded in half a few times and snipped out little shapes (triangles or hearts are good).




Then when I opened it up...voilà, it looks a bit fancier, and will allow the light to shine through :)




Lay your shape on the interfacing. You are going to make a sandwich. Make sure that, when you fold over the material, there will be enough to leave a little border all the way around.




Fold over the interfacing. Time to 'grill' the sandwich - not too hot!




Trim around your shape and stick on your window. Step back and say a prayer to the Sun God... (He had his cordless headphones on today, next time I'll have to pray louder.)




And before you know it, we're done. Hope you have a terrific, sunny Tuesday! :)

4 comments:

Krista said...

These are sweet! So cute! I'm going to see if the kids want to make some as soon as we get through St. Patrick's Day. :)

Jennifer said...

He was sneaking some Creme eggs Diane!

This idea is too cute! I'm going to use fabric since I have no coloured tissue on hand. Thanks!

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Hi K, you might want to tune in next week for a similar idea... ;D

DIANE, DENMARK said...

Hi J, hope you enjoy making them! I'm off to count my eggs... :)