It was a boring Thursday night, after rummaging though our scrap pile of paper and crafts, we decided to whip up some fun and funky bookmarks to send to our teacher friends! With washi tape, yarn, construction paper and some cut outs, we turned these boring paper tags into fun free back to school gifts!
Ombre is a term meaning "shaded." It's usually a multicolored stripe with colors graduating from light to dark. We've always wanted to try this effect and decided to try it with layering some tissue paper. Bam.
We used Mod Podge, an empty Bath and Body Works candle, strips of tissue paper and got to work!
Using a paint brush and Mod Podge we glued on a wide strip of tissue paper, covering the entire glass. Layering and working our way down we continued to glue on additional pieces of tissue paper, placing each strip 1/4 of an inch or so beneath the previous piece, creating an ombre effect.
The first 2 layers were light blue and the rest were sea foam green. We folded under and glued any excess tissue paper to the bottom of the glass and let dry upside down.
We tried to keep each piece evenly spaced. Working with tissue paper can be a bit of a challenge, but once it dries, it's very forgiving.
We made this one too!
We cut out and glued on some cute sea life from paper we found at the Paper Source.
Darling it's better, down where it's wetter...under the sea!
A little bit of this, a little bit of that...it's best to make sangria by taste.
We don't really measure out any of the ingredients.
We eyeball everything and taste as we go...lots of tasting.
Use this recipe as a guide, but don't be afraid to stray from the path!
Ingredients 1 bottle of cheap chilled dry red wine 1/2 cup triple sec 1 cup orange juice 2 cups Sprite cubed apples and oranges
Directions In a large pitcher, combine wine, triple sec, orange juice and Sprite. Refrigerate. The longer it chills the better! An hour or so before serving add the fruit. We like to top off each glass with Sprite for a little fizz.