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More Pink! More Garland!

Welcome back to Frill Your Room with Love! We couldn’t resist posting another Valentine’s Day DIY decoration this week, and this flower garland is just too adorable (and simple!) not to post about. Enjoy!

Supplies you’ll need: stapler, coffee filters, twine, food coloring, and container to mix food coloring in

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Step 1: Fold coffee filters in half, in half again, and in half a third time, so they look like this:

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Step 2: Mix food coloring and water together in the container (we used a styrofoam plate):

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Step 3: Dip the folded coffee filters in the container and let sit until dry (we let them dry overnight):

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Step 4: Once dry, take the coffee filters and ruffle them up to make them look like flowers:

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Step 5: Take the pointed end of the coffee filter and fold over the twine then staple:

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Keep attaching your flowers (about a stapler’s width apart) until you reach your desired length. Although these are intended to decorate for Valentine’s Day, you’ll probably want to keep them up all year long!
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Thanks for stopping by!
With Love and Frill,
Anna and Gina

A String of Hearts

Here comes one of our favorite holidays for decorating and crafting!! We are putting together directions on how to make some sweet cards, gifts, and decorations for Valentine’s Day. Today we present this simple and darling heart garland.

Supplies you’ll need: hole puncher, twine, type of glue (we used a hot glue gun), scissors, patterned Valentine’s paper (it can be scraps!)

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Step 1: Cut out hearts of all shapes and sizes from the patterned Valentine’s paper. Go ahead and layer them up! The more layers the better.

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Step 2: Hole punch each corner of the hearts so that they can be connected with twine later.

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Step 3: Put the twine through the holes and use your judgement on the spacing.

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Hang up your new garland anywhere you’d like and to celebrate in style!!

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Check back this week for more Valentine’s Day crafts and decorations!

With Love and Frill,
Anna & Gina

Good Lookin’ Bookin’

What better way to get excited for class than with adorable, sassy notebook covers? This super simple craft takes only minutes and it’s a great way to use up all those old magazines you’ve been hoarding in the corner of your room. Check out our easy steps below!

Supplies You’ll Need: Magazines, Scissors, Brush, Mod Podge, clear packaging tape (optional)

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Step 1: Look through the magazines and rip out pages with designs you like. Make a template for your triangles with plain paper and then trace/cut triangles from your desired magazine pages. Lay them out.

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Step 2: Use mod podge to glue the triangles onto the notebook.

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Step 3: A quick, cheap way to secure your triangles and give your notebook a finished look is to cover it with clear packaging tape. We chose to do so, and our notebooks turned out pretty well!

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Now you’ve got a pretty notebook to fill with sketches, poems, love notes, math equations… whatever your heart desires. Thanks for stopping by!

Love and Frill,

Anna and Gina

Back to School in Style

On “Point”

Although our blog is focused on giving you ways to decorate/personalize your room, we want to also include ways to personalize simple, everyday items in order to add a little “frill” to your life. We thought enhancing some plain old pencils and notebooks would help get everyone back into the swing of things for spring semester!

Supplies you’ll need: wooden pencils, tissue paper, mod podge, brush, and scissors

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1. Cut the tissue paper- make it the length of the pencil with a width of about 2 inches.

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2. Apply mod podge to the pencil.

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3. Start rolling the tissue paper onto the pencil and press down. Wrap the tissue paper around the pencil at least twice, while adding mod podge as you need it.

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4. Add a top coat of mod podge for good measure.

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Make a few with different patterns and you’ll have your own collection! You can complete this same process with the front of a notebook, applying mod podge as a base and as a top coat. Start your winter classes off in style!

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