If you read my post on my current favorite books, then you saw that I am making it a goal to go through Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts over the course of this year and next. This week is crazy, so I picked one that I knew I could start and finish in less than an hour. I originally intended on making these as a baby shower gift, but I think they are going to make permanent residence in my daughter’s room. They are so easy, I’ll be making more.
What you need:
Children’s wood hangers (I got mine at IKEA, if you find somewhere else that has them let me know)
Origami or Scrapbooking paper
Small paint brush
The directions are very easy: Cut the paper in the shape you want. Apply a thin amount of Mod Podge on the back of the paper, glue down to the hanger. When dry apply 2 more coats of Mod Podge over paper. Tie ribbon to top.
I traced a bird template that Martha has in the back of her book…this project is from the decoupage section of her book.
Since nearly everytime I post a DIY project someone asks how I find time to do them, here is a larger view picture. While I made the hangers the big brothers played with paper, glue, scissors and a circle punch; the littlest brother pulled all the tupperware out of the bottom kitchen drawer and baby sister slept in my baby wrap.