Idea Thief :: Ribbon Runners

Well holy guacamole. Easter is this weekend! And if you’re hosting a family gathering but are a little short on time to make things springy and sweet, just dig into your ribbon stash!Using complimentary ribbons, weave them over a table. You can get as crazy as you want and cover the whole thing – or stay simple and just highlight the corners like these photos show.Simple, easy, and pretty.Crafty Jan saves Easter! (Another one of her party tricks!) Now you can just spend your time figuring out what the heck you’re going to stuff into your kiddo’s Easter baskets. I recommend lots and lots of peeps. Then send them off to grandma’s house to work off that sugar. Just a suggestion.


It’s A Wrap :: Pretty Ribbons & Boxes

Crafty Jan strikes again. I pretty much never wrap any gift I give if my mom’s available to help. This time she wrapped my and her gift for Kari’s shower using beautiful ribbons.I’m really not crafty when it comes to things like this, but I think this is something you could recreate. The key is in a cute box. She picks up boxes like these wherever she can find them but I would start at Target and see what you can find.Then wrap those pretty ribbons all over the box and you’ve got yourself a little piece of art. (It’s pretty enough without the giraffe so don’t fret if all you’ve got are ribbons.)Speaking of ribbons, make sure you cut on the diagonal or in a V shape. A straight cut just doesn’t do it for me.Here’s a monochromatic look at another gift this crazy lady wrapped. So sweet, right?Pretty box + pretty ribbons = pretty present. Nice job, Jannie!
Oh and what’s that you say? You’re curious about that adorable flag? Okay, okay. I’ll teach you how to make one of those next week! Have a good one!