Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quick Tip Tuesday: Make Your Own Easter Grass

Welcome to Quick Tip Tuesday!

I purchased several packages of Easter grass for a few of my projects this year and have quite a bit left over. Today's tip is especially for those of you who just need a bit of grass - or want your grass to coordinate perfectly with your project.

1. First, cut your paper to a desired size. (For my project below, I cut my strips to 2x6 inches as I wanted relatively small bits of grass due to the little baskets I had made.)

2. Run your paper through your crimper, being careful to crimp in the opposite way that you will be cutting your paper.
3. Cut little strips of paper at 1/8 of an inch.
Note the direction of the crimping compared to the direction of the cuts.
4. Crumple the bits in your hand. Don't be afraid to really squeeze them!

5. Add your Easter grass to your project!
These baskets are little - cut at 5" with Easter 2010.
The label is from Accent Essentials and the little flower on top is from Paisley.
Happy crafting!
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7 comments:

  1. Awesome tip!! I love the fact that I can use my scraps for this idea as well:)Thanks for sharing!

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  2. This is a great idea! I can see using up some of my scraps this way, TFS!

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  3. Thanks, Kate. I keep forgetting about my crimper. Cute, cute baskets and a great idea.
    Hugs,

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  4. Great ideal Kate and perfect timing! I love the thought of matching my Easter grass to my project...thanks for sharing this!

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  5. Wonderful idea, I just needed a little bit of grass and love the idea of using up my paper. TFS

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  6. Kate, this is a great tip! I am so going to be making my Easter grass. Yahoo!

    Linda

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  7. Great tip! I would never have thought to use that crimper I just had to have and have only used once...shhh. I have been known to run my scraps through the shredder to make 'filling' for my projects!
    Tara

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