Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Paper Easter Grass

Last Easter our daugther partook in her first egg hunt and festivities. And wouldn't you know, I couldn't bring myself to by a bag of plastic grass at the store. Even as a kid, I hated the stuff. But as a mother who treasures her vacuume and her little one even more (both of whom digest foreign objects freely), I decided to make my own Easter grass. Very simple, and easy...

I use all scrapbooking paper, any size. I usually keep scraps in a drawer so that's what I go for first. This is also a great project for using up any hideous scrapbooking paper that has been collecting dust for a few years that you know you're never going to use, but feel to bad about tossing.

To get the crinkled look I use one of these 'crinkler things' (like my terminology?).

I purchased mine at Michaels (using a 50% off coupon of course). Simply crinkle all your paper, then shredd it! I'm sure an electric shredder works great, but ours cuts both ways so I like to cut by hand.

It sounds time consuming but it's not- I promise! I just sat down last night to watch 'Glee' while making my grass and before it was even over I had plenty of paper for at least five baskets.

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