Was this ever a difficult challenge? I feel like I've opened the exam paper and my mind's gone blank! Well OK, maybe it's not as bad as that but I have been thinking over my limited crafting experience and I realize that most of the tips I use are passed along from other more generous, talented and creative crafters so I would not even dream of claiming them as my own.
So at the risk of embarrassing myself, I'll share a couple of pretty obvious tips - no rocket science or anything akin to it from me!
Tip #1 Newspaper is my friend! It's great for making your own paper mache items - remember this guy?
It's also a great filler/space booster! I use a couple of crumpled up sheets of newspaper and/or bubble wrap in the bottom of baskets and ditty bags etc to lift up the items I want displayed so as they can be seen better - as in this basket. Fill about halfway with paper,
and then arrange your pieces and they appear to better advantage~
If you are filling with Spanish moss or grass it saves using a lot of the more costly craft goods and you only need use a small amount of them to hide the newspaper!
I've never actually gotten around to it, but ~I've been meaning to paint sheets of ordinary paper in prim tones of greens and tans and then when dry, shredding them in a document shredder to use in spring displays.
My other little tip is what I use to help some of my creations smell that little bit nicer.
Coffee and vanilla and cinnamon tea stain mix is great but if you want to add extra fragrance take some of the scented sachet mix of your choice and add to your doll or pillow or pouch.
Seeing as I was making these strawberry fobs recently, I used some strawberry scent to give it sniffable! (my own phrase!!) goodness!
So there ya go!
And a big thank you to Misi for hosting the display chain again. Check out all that's going on at her blog 1890 Gable House Musings. you don't want to miss out on top secret tips!
Best wishes for a great and very creative week! Thanks for visiting!
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