Saturday, June 26, 2010

dangling postcards ~

something i've been wanting to do for a long time...
step 1:
gather postcards, photos you've taken, pages from books
{i was so excited to find these Anahata postcards in Mombasa the other day, i also used some i'd been saving from the bowerbird stories at finders keepers last year}
step 2:
also collect scissors, string/lace/ribbon, a hammer & eyelets-i like to get the gold eyelets from Spotlight because they're only about $3 & come with the tool, sticky tape...
step 3:
deign the layout lengthways & also decide what you will layer on the back

step 4:
lay the two papers back to back{sometimes you will only need the one if it is coloured both sides} & poke a whole with the scissors in the top & bottom

step 5:
place the eyelet through the pages & hammer firmly until secure
step 6:
tie together with bits of ribbon
sticky tape to the roof
{you could stick a fabric flower or bow at the top to cover the tape}
step 8:

i'd like to write quotes on the back of mine where i've used blank paper...

i also want to make a photo chandelier with photos of the family & attach the layers around a few gold hoops...
hope you have a lovely weekend!!!


  1. What a great idea!I have a board full of vintage postcards and I can't wait to try this.

  2. Hola, everything is so romantic in your blog, I have loved all your beautiful works!!!!
    You have a new fan.
    Greetings from Chile,
    maria cecilia