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Monday, 12 October 2015

Mini Paper Parasol and Tag Project

Sharing a little red and black paper parasol and tag that I made with some scrapbooking supplies.

To make a paper umbrella or parasol, the basic method is to fold a paper circle into 8 segments.
You can then glue a rod or thin pencil wrapped in ribbon to the centre.
I added a red voile ribbon to the handle to finish it off.
To make the Victorian style frill, I edged it the parasol with adhesive lace tape which I cut up into pieces, so it curved round the circle more easily. I also put a little on the tip to match.

There is a similar tutorial here, It's in Portuguese, but the photos are a good guide and you could use Google Translate if you wish to try this at home. http://ateliedovlady.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/guarda-chuva-de-papel_25.html

The tag is a rectangle of matching scrapbooking paper matted on black cardstock.
I used a cute edge punch on the sides and stamped a "dream a little dream" sentiment.
The matching flowers I created from my stash and used a "dress it up" button for the centre.

Paper - Docrafts Papermania Sew Lovely
Stamp: Autumn Leaves - Word Flourish
Black adhesive doily/lace tape - Hobbycraft
Heart lace border punch - Hobbycraft

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Ellie Knol said...

Such an awesome project!

Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
xxx Ellie Knol xxx

Gio said...

This is really so unique and original. I love love the mini ombrella and the bold colours you used. Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge :-)

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful projects! So elegant and classy!

Julia S-W said...

These are lovely and all the more so because they are so small! Lovely colours. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps & Stencils. Julia x

Linda said...

Cute little project. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx