The unifying theme of my little craft fair booth is purple yarn. So, anything that has the color purple in it, or can be made out of yarn is going to be perfect! And as always, little details are going to make a huge difference in your display. So, here’s a simple, easy, cheap, and quick little extra decoration that you damn add to your table/booth.
The first thing you need is paint chips in your colors. You can choose as many or as few colors as you would like (I think rainbow colors would be pretty awesome too. You can cut out Each individual square (like I did), or leave them intact for a completely different look altogether.
Then, you can use a paper puncher to cut out cute little shapes from each color square. This is optional. I just happened to have a dragonfly paper puncher that worked perfectly with my logo (Family Bugs, remember?). Putting details on your details certainly can’t hurt either.
A canvass needle or other type of needle that you can thread your choice of fiber through. Thicker yarn will require a thicker eyed needle, whereas thin thread will need a smaller eyed needle. Go ahead and thread all of your paint chips onto the fiber of your choice. You can punch the needle through each card once, or, like what I did, punch through one corner and out the other to ensure that your paint chips don’t flip to the ugly backside.
Once you have all of your paint chips threaded on, go ahead and start chaining. You can use a giant hook, or a tiny hook to achieve whatever look that you would like. You can keep count and do like 5chains in between each paint chip, or I really like a random appearance and chained 5-15 between each paint chip.
You can make it however long you want/need. So simple, and adds so much pizzazz to an otherwise dull table!
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