Making Decorations for Upcoming Show

In my previous post I showed how I covered plastic mannequins with dressmaker’s tissue to disguise the unpleasant plastic. In this post, I will show photos of a great product I discovered from the Martha Stewart line of paper punches. This one makes a strip of doily-like ribbon. Since I use alot of doilies, I was excited when I saw it used in a photo I saw on Pinterest. By the way,  check out my Pinterest boards. Find me under the name of Tigerlilysattic. It’s fun sharing inspirational ideas and images.

Anyway, I got the punch and I love it. It is easy and almost goof-proof (explain later.)

I am using the tool to make an aged paper garland to decorate my vintage-looking booth at the upcoming Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival July 28, 2012. In addition to the music and performers, there will be artisans selling their work. I am featuring my Raggedy Ends clothing line of upcycled, re-constructed clothes, headband fascinators, steampunk jewelry, and vintage paper embellishments for the home.

Begin to make paper doily strip


I used an old hardware store catalog, but any aged book paper would work for a vintage look. The secret for making a continuous strip is to accurately align the  just-cut previous section over the printed image on the extensions left and right of punch. I found I could cut two pages at the same time.


Paper doily strip garland

Paper doily strips

Paper doily strip completed

Moving along making paper doily strip

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