Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor

Hello We R Fans! Kimberly here today with some fun décor that could be used for a baby shower, and then once the shower is over, for the baby’s room! I am long removed from the world of babies (as mine is now 11), but as I scrolled through Pinterest, hot air balloons kept popping up. I knew I had all the supplies and tools I needed to create some fantastic balloons with my We R Memory Keepers stash!

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

First to be created was the balloons. Immediately the Honeycomb pads came to mind, along with a great balloon-shaped stencil in the DIY Party Honeycomb Stencil pack.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

I placed the template on the sealed edge of the Large Honeycomb Ocean Pads. I traced one large balloon and two smaller balloons.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

I used the three different colors in the package. Be sure and slide your template all the way to the bottom of the pad, that way, you can get more shapes from your pad.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Once two of each balloon color and size were cut, I adhered the two similar shapes together using a strong, dry adhesive. Dry adhesive is the only way to go when adhering the thin paper of the honeycomb pads.

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils by We R Memory Keepers

Adhesive was placed on the back of the one side. Then the two sides of the honeycomb were pinched together, creating a completely three-dimensional balloon!

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Once the balloons were created, banners were added for extra color and fun.

We R Memory Keepers Banner Punch Board

Using the Banner Punch Board, patterned paper was cut into small pieces. I trimmed my American Crafts Oh Happy Life paper to 1 inch strips. I lined the strips up with the center line (marked on the board), and cut with the blade. I find that cutting towards the inside from the right side and then the left side results in a cleaner cut.

The paper banners were glued to a piece of twine. The twine was cut long, allowing me to wrap it around the balloon and tie it to the correct size.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

The next item that needed to be created was the basket for the hot air balloon.

We R Memory Keepers 123 Punch Board

Using a piece of Bazzill Dotted Swiss card stock and the 1-2-3 Punch Board, I created small boxes. The box for the larger balloon was 2 ½” on all sides. The small box, of which I needed two, was 1 ¾” on all sides. The punch board has all the dimensions printed on it, for ease of construction. Around the top of each box, I added a piece of different white trim.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

To hold up each balloon, paper straws were adhered to the inside of each corner of each box. I trimmed each straw to size. The honeycomb balloons slip easily on the top of the straws to stay in place.

Hot Air Balloon Baby Decor by Kimberly Crawford for We R Memory Keepers

What color hot air balloons would you create?

Supplies:

We R Memory Keepers:

American Crafts:

Bazzill:

GO BIG with the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils!

Happy Monday friends, and welcome to GO BIG week here on the We R blog! This week our design team is sharing large scale projects, and how our fabulous tools make them so much easier. Tessa’s up first with some adorable large scale home decor!

 

Hello, We R friends! Tessa Buys here with the latest addition to my little girl’s bedroom! After collecting paper lanterns from various places, I finished off the grouping with We R Memory Keepers’ fabulous honeycomb paper, stencils, and hangers:

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

Because some of the patterns in her room feature vintage fruit designs, I decided to make a really big strawberry to be the focal point.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I started with large red honeycomb paper and used the pumpkin stencil to trace the top. Then I used the straight edge of the stencil to draw a straight line from the curved top to the corner of the honeycomb pad.

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I gave the resulting heart shape green cardstock leaves to make it a strawberry. For added whimsy, I secured a gold pull tab (made for the pinatas) to the bottom of the strawberry.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

I was having so much fun with the honeycomb that I also made four fans, one full-size and one small in yellow and in aqua. I love how the honeycomb paper makes the fans seem so light and airy – perfect for my daughter’s room! The honeycomb hangers and raffia string made it so easy to hang it all up on a plant hook anchored into her ceiling.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

When Addie saw her room, she said, “It’s amazing, mommy!” She loves playing tea party under the fun decorations and her favorite piece is the big strawberry.

DIY Party Honeycomb Paper Home Decor by Tessa Buys for We R Memory Keepers

If you’re looking for some big, whimsical décor for a child’s room or some large, fruity party decorations, look no farther than We R Memory Keepers’ honeycomb pads and stencils!

Supplies Used:

DIY Party Pull Tabs

DIY Party Honeycomb Hangers

DIY Party Raffia String

DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads

Halloween Bat Banner

Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with some fun Halloween décor! I love how my We R Memory Keepers tools not only help me make cards and layouts, but I can use them to create customized home décor! This shelf is in our kitchen and while the Ruler Studio lights and felt garland were cute, the shelf needed color and some more spooky cute accents. Grabbing the Banner Punch Board, I made this batty banner quickly.

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After measuring my orange card stock to the size that would work best for my shelf, I used the Banner Punchboard to cut the shapes. I repeated the same sizes and cuts with Clearly Posh Acetate Sheets. The overlay added a fantastic amount of texture and interest. The other thing I was impressed with was how well the Banner Punch Board held the transparency in place while I cut it. I expected the slippery paper to slide, but the magnets worked perfectly!

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To adhere the clear sheets to the cardstock, I applied a strip of adhesive to the very top of the card stock. The acetate was adhered, but I hid it with a simple strip of black cardstock.

 

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The bats were created with card stock and Honeycomb Pads. After creating wings from card stock, circles were cut from the Honeycomb pad. The dimension added to the bats is pretty fun!

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To hang the batty banner from the shelf, I punched a hole on each side of the top of each banner. My Crop-A-Dile made quick work of that as it cuts through all the layers with ease. Twine was strung through the holes, making adjusting the spacing and length of the twine simpler.

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What Halloween décor is in your house? How much of it did you make?

 

Supplies:

Banner Punch Board

Clearly Posh Acetate Chevron Dot with Black Foil

DIY Party Honeycomb Pad Small; Black

Crop-A-Dile

We R Ruler Studio Battery Operated Light Strand

Inspired by Honeycomb Pads

Good morning! Laura here and today I am sharing a project that was inspired by Aly. She made the sweetest little honeycomb cupcake pop-up card. I love the idea of the pop-up card. It makes the card seem so much more festive and interactive.

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The honeycomb paper pads are perfect for adding dimension inside a card. After seeing the new High Five collection papers I knew right away I could make a fun adventure card that would be perfect to give to my husband.

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To start with I cut an A2-size card out of the double-sided patterned cardstock and scored it in the middle. I embellished the front with a circle I cut from more of the patterned arrow paper along with some stickers from the High Five Accent Sticker sheet. To add a little sparkle, I added some gold sequin stickers.

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Since the High Five collection is all about adventure, I knew I could re-create a hot air balloon as my pop-up for the inside of the card. Using the small yellow Sunrise Honeycomb Pad and the Honeycomb Stencil in the balloon shape I traced and cut out my hot air balloon. The template makes it easy to choose between a regular balloon and a hot air balloon shape.

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To attach the balloon inside the card, I used some red adhesive tape and attached the balloon in the middle of the card.

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My balloon needed a basket and some string, so I cut a rectangle out of brown textured cardstock. I added green and white twine to the top edges of the basket. I also secured the twine underneath the bottom edge of the hot air balloon with some adhesive.

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To finish off the inside of the card I added the mountain stickers, the hexagon “Adventure” sticker and some more gold sequin stickers. I love how the adventure sticker looks a little bit like a sun, and the light blue background with stars looks like the sky.

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This is the perfect card to give to my husband. We are campers and travelers and have had so many wonderful adventures together.

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Supplies:

 

High Five Collection

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads: Sunrise

Honeycomb Stencils

Sequin Stickers: Gold

Brown Textured Cardstock

Green and White Twine

 

Fall Pumpkin Wreath

Hello! Laura here today with a festive fall pumpkin wreath project. It is still pretty warm where I live in Arizona but the temperatures are starting to cool off at night. I recently pulled out all my fall decorations. One of my favorite things to decorate with is wreaths. They provide a cheery welcome to everyone that comes to your home.

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To get started making this wreath you will need the DIY Party Sunrise Honeycomb Pads and DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils. I used the small honeycomb pad, but you could also easily make a larger version of this wreath by using the Large Sunrise Honeycomb Pads.

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On each honeycomb pad you will trace the smallest of the pumpkin stencil shapes, for a total of three pumpkin shapes on each pad – orange, yellow and cream. Be sure to trace your shape on the adhered edge. Cut out each of the shapes for a total of nine pumpkins.

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Next, you will create your paper wreath form. I used green cardstock and the circle template from the honeycomb stencils. I used the largest circle shape possible to create the wreath form. Cut out around the outer circle and the inner circle to create your wreath.

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I wanted some sort of stem or vine shape at the top of the pumpkin. The new Decorative Font Punch was perfect for this. I used the leftover paper from creating the wreath form to punch out nine vines.

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Using my sticky thumb adhesive I attached the green vine to the top edge of the wreath form.

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Then, I added each pumpkin shape by using adhesive on either side of the pumpkin shape and pressing it down firmly on the green ring. I repeated this process around the entire wreath, alternating the colors of the pumpkins.

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I snipped the excess green paper from in between each pumpkin shape. Lastly, I attached a green and white twine loop using a piece of clear tape on the back to create a hanger for my wreath.

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To dress up the wreath for Halloween, you could add some little cut out shapes to create jack-o-lantern faces on some or all of the pumpkins. For now though, I love this little pumpkin wreath just as it is.

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Supplies:

DIY Party Honeycomb Pads, Sunrise

DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils

Green Cardstock

Decorative Font Punch, Elegant

Green and White Baker’s Twine

 

Swim Team Party Decor

Welcome back to the We R blog! Today Kimberly is up, and she was given the challenge to create a project with a sports theme. Check out what Kimberly created below!

 

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Hello We R fans! Kimberly here with a set of fun sports-party décor! We are nearing the end of the long course season for swimming and it is time for our team to celebrate those who earned their way to the state level competition! I had a couple of fun ideas, but the more We R Memory Keepers tools I pulled out, the more fun ideas I had! Creating this décor was an absolute blast! I know you will want to use some of these ideas for your next team party too!

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To start with, I created this bunting to look like our pool lane lines. The pool lane lines are a large part of life at the pool, and I wondered if I could make something to resemble the lane lines. I thought about the DIY Party Honeycomb and how it makes 3D shapes.

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So, using the DIY Party Honeycomb stencils and one pad of the DIY Party Blossom Honeycomb, I traced the smallest circle down the adhered-together side. Then I cut them out with scissors. I repeated the same process for each color of Honeycomb.

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To create the bunting, I grabbed a long piece of DIY Party Raffia and applied liquid glue to side of my honeycomb.

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I placed the Raffia in the center, along the fold, and then held the sphere in place for a moment as the glue set. After making a few of these, I quickly learned that it is better to open up the Honeycomb, create the shape, and then adhere the sides together. The Honeycomb opened up more to make the sphere seem fuller.

The minute my son saw this, he knew exactly what it was! This bunting will look great hanging on the wall, but I will be making a few more to place down the center of the tables!

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The DIY Party Pinatas made the perfect touch-a way to commemorate the year. I know when we take photos, these will be a fun and festive reminder! Plus, how fun to include candy inside each piñata at the tables!

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Hands down, my favorite party of the décor are these pompoms! Perfect for the moms and dads to take home and use to cheer on their swimmer at the event!

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I started with the DIY Party Fringe and Score Board with DIY Party Mylar Paper Pack. After folding the sheet of Mylar in half, I lined everything up, according to the directions. Then I slid the Fringe Tool down the guide. It moves so easy, creating perfectly spaced fringe. Then I removed the Mylar paper, opening it up to lay flat. I rolled at the middle, then folded it in half again.

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Using an industrial stapler, we adhered one fringe to one side of a chopstick and a second one to the other side. Perfect pompoms! Coolest part is, you could also use tissue paper in the DIY Fringe and Score Board. Imagine the colors you could customize for your team!

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To finish the entire ensemble off, I created banners using the Banner Punchboard and the Alphabet Punchboard.  So much fun to make! It will add so much to our celebration! Go LMST!

What does your sports team have to celebrate?

 

Supplies:
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
DIY Party Honeycomb 5 3/4 “ x 12”; Blossom, White, Black
DIY Party Raffia
DIY Party Piñatas; 1 , 6
DIY Party Fringe Tape; Black
DIY Party Fringe and Score Board
DIY Party Mylar Paper Pack
DIY Party Card stock Pad 12×12
Banner Punch Board
Alphabet Punch Board

 

 

Honeycomb Paper Fruit Party Decor

Hello friends! It’s Aly Dosdall here today. Looking for decor ideas for a summer party?  Or, maybe you’re hosting a luau soon? Look no further than the DIY Party collectionHoneycomb Paper shapes are a colorful and festive way to decorate for any summer get-together. Here are a few ideas for customizing those honeycomb decorations for some summer fun.

For easy fruit decorations for hanging or for use as centerpieces, grab an orange, red, or yellow Honeycomb Pad, cut fruit shapes using the Honeycomb Stencils, and add some green paper leaves. For a centerpiece, trim the bottom of the honeycomb fruit shapes so they’re flat before fanning them out so they will sit well on the table.

You can also draw your own shapes on the honeycomb pads to create different types of fruit decor.

Tip: When adding honeycomb shapes to straws (or other thick items), try cutting off the glued edge of the pad first so it will fit around, then add some glue to secure it to the straw.

Lollipop sticks topped with honeycomb shapes make for darling cupcake toppers. With sticks this thin there’s no need to cut off the glued edge of the honeycomb paper.

I cut some freehand fruit from the Honeycomb Pads for the banner, and I used one of my favorite crafting tools, the Alphabet Punch Board, to punch the letters from Bazzill Gold Foil Cardstock. Love how it turned out!

Honeycomb paper is so much fun to create and decorate with. I love the texture, dimension, and color it adds to party decor. Recently I shared these ideas, plus more honeycomb paper party decor ideas, on a local Utah lifestyle show, Studio 5. You can watch my spot on their website HERE. Enjoy!

 

Supplies:

Honeycomb Pads
Honeycomb Stencils
Alphabet Punch Board
Bazzill Gold Foil Cardstock

Hot Air Balloon Baby Shower

Hello We R fans! It’s Aly here to share a fun baby shower idea with you. Recently I had the chance to share some honeycomb paper party ideas on a local Utah daytime talk show, Studio 5. This baby shower or toddler party idea was one of them. I love the hot air balloon trend, and thought it would be fun to combine it with the texture of the honeycomb paper. A match made in heaven, don’t you think?

First I created a fun framed sign that can be hung on a wall or used as a table centerpiece. I added a honeycomb hot air balloon in the center and then a small patterned paper basket underneath attached with paper straws. I used my electronic die cutting machine to cut some smaller hot air balloons and the title of one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books.

I think these are my favorite projects in the set–hot air balloon party favors! I attached paper boxes I made with my 123 Punch Board to the bottom of the honeycomb paper hot air balloons using paper straws, and then filled them with saltwater taffy. So fun!

How cute are the mini hot air balloons on this cake topper? I attached them with baker’s twine between some simple bamboo skewers, and poked them into the cake.

And, finally here’s a fun idea for a DIY party invitation–a pop-up honeycomb hot air balloon card! Your guests will love the fun surprise when they open the invitation.

It was easy to create all of these hot air balloon shapes in various sizes and colors with the DIY Party Honeycomb Pads and Stencils. Visit our YouTube channel HERE for helpful project and overview videos.

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What kind of party would you use honeycomb paper decorations for?

Supplies:

Honeycomb Pads–Blossom & Ocean
Honeycomb Stencils
123 Punch Board
Sequin Stickers

Teacher Appreciation Gift Box

The end-of-the-school-year is almost upon us!  Hi there WeR friends, Shellye McDaniel here with a fun sort of “explosion” gift box that you can fill with loads of goodies for a teacher!  I’m using the Template Studio Starter Kit along with the Mint Designer Poster Board and the Gift Box template that comes with the Starter Kit.

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To begin, I cut the poster board down to the correct measurement for the 7X7X7 gift box.  The poster was then placed onto the tri-fold mat and the cutting/scoring guides were snapped into place as noted on the instruction card.  After completely following the step-by-step instructions for the box, it was assembled and secured with high tack adhesive.

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I decided to leave the top flaps open so that the box resembles more of an “explosion box” style.  I traced around the flaps onto the Bouquet Patterned Paper from the “Flower Girl” Collection. The paper was then trimmed out and attached to each of the four flaps.  I added some mini red pom-pom trim around the edges of the flaps to give the box extra detail.

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Using the “Blossom DIY Party Honeycomb Pad” I cut a small section from the red honeycomb pad.  Next, I cut the section into a semi-circle, adding a small indentation at the top.  When the honeycomb paper was opened up, I had a 3”W X 2.5”H apple shape. I secured it to the front flap with glue and then added a paper straw for the stem.

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I took a left-over piece of the poster board and cut a strip to measure 11”W X 5”H. Two flaps were made by scoring the strip 2” from both ends.  The flaps were then adhered to the inside/center of the box.  You will need to make adjustments depending on the width of your box.

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Now to dress up the inside of the box!  I used the Alphabet Punch Board and three sheets each of the powder blue and Kelly green from the “Basic Cardstock 3X5 Pad”.  The letters Y, O and U were punched from both of the paper colors and then layered together with foam adhesive to give a ‘shadow’ effect.  The letters were then adhered to a standard paper straw and then glued to the inner strip that we created in the step above.

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I used various pieces from the “Flower Girl Collection” to embellish the alphabet letters and sticker letters to personalize it!

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Fill the box with tissue paper or shredded paper and then add your treats.  This particular size is great for holding larger items; again, just make adjustments depending on what sized box you’d like to end up with J

SUPPLIES:

Template Studio Starter Kit
Mint Dot Designer Poster Board
Flower Girl Collection- 662873 Bouquet Paper; 662878 Wood Veneers; 662881 Sticker Sheet; 662879 Ephemera Pieces
DIY Party Honeycomb Pad-Blossom
Alphabet Punch Board
660897 Basic 3X5Cardstock Pad

Framed Teacher Gift

Hi WRMK fans!  Amanda here today.  Teacher appreciation week is fast approaching but it’s not too late to put together a thoughtful, handmade gift for the guardian angel that teaches/puts up with your kid everyday.  Even kids can get involved in this fun project.

Teacher Appreciation Framed Gift by Amanda Coleman for We R Memory Keepers

Perhaps I should have asked some teachers for their thoughts, but I think there is nothing more lovely and sweet than the iconic bright red teacher apple.  A thoughtful piece of framed art doesn’t have to be complicated.  A simple apple made out of DIY Honeycomb paper in an 8”x10” frame is just enough to make a teacher feel special and loved.

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This bright red honeycomb apple looks almost good enough to eat.  The dimension added by the honeycomb will definitely make this gift stand out on a table or wall.

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Adding a stem and leaf to your honeycomb apple is super easy.  Simply roll a piece of brown cardstock into a tube and adhere on top of the apple.  Free-hand cut a leaf from scrap cardstock, add a crease down the middle and adhere to the cardstock.  Super easy, even for the kiddos.

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Make your gift extra special by having your child write a sentiment or phrase with chalk.

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The DIY Party Honeycomb stencil kit comes with all kinds of fun shapes, including an apple.  For an 8”x10” frame, trace the 4” apple onto a DIY Party Honeycomb pad.  Since we only need half of an apple, you only need to trace one.

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There’s no need to get specialty chalkboard paper.  Distress a piece of black cardstock with some chalk to add some detail.

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And just for fun, make some smaller apples by tracing the 2” apple stencil.  Heck, make a bunch of small apples for the cutest teacher appreciation garland ever.

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Amanda

 

Supplies:

DIY Party Honeycomb pads 3”x8”
DIY Party Honeycomb Stencils
American Crafts Textured Cardstock