dil·i·gence:careful and persistent work or effort

Proverbs 13: 4 The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fresh spring banner

With the mounting demands of school and work and all of my usual duties plus my teenager breaking his arm (yes, that's right- Colin broke his arm at lacrosse practice 3 weeks ago), I was in serious need of a quick, simple, fun, and rewarding crafting project to lift my spirits.  My mantel has felt a little blah, and I knew just what would gussy it up.  After a quick trip to Hobby Lobby, I had all of my supplies:  3 sheets of craft paper, 1 page of card stock, scissors, twine, and a hole punch.

I made a template with the card stock, totally guessing on the dimensions until I landed on something that pleased my eye.  Using the template, I cut 3 shapes (what the heck are they called?  flags?) in each color.  I punched 2 holes in each and strung them on a piece of twine, and I was done-zo.  Boom.
Since the craft paper was on 50% at Hobby Lobby and I already had all of the other supplies, this beauty set me back $0.94.  Picture me patting myself on the back.
Anyone else out there get their craft on lately?  Can you beat my cute-and-new-for-only-94-cents price tag?




  1. I make cute hair bows for about 40-50 cents! :-)

    1. Yay! You beat me. And, it's a good thing they're only 40-50 cents each, since your daughter has 349057522 of them! :)

  2. That is really cute,Emily. I just packed Easter away today-so need to get Spring in full force now- xo Diana

  3. Beautiful! Nice and Spring-y. I'd like to see someone try to beat this for $0.94 !

  4. Your banner looks so pretty against the white brick Emily! Love the colors and the chevron design! Love thrifty too! ... Hope to see you over the weekend!

  5. Super cute banner! Love the fresh springy colors and flag shape. :)