The best kind of DIY projects are ones that use readily available, inexpensive materials and that can be done while catching up on the latest episode of New Girl. Something as simple as curling thin strips of paper around a pencil give show stopping results.
Featured in the latest issue of Styled Magazine, these Curly Qs can be used to make drink stirrers and a matching garland. Two projects. One technique. One hour.
- colored cardstock
- cutting mat
- exacto knife
- needle and thread
- wooden dowels (use kabob sticks!)
- Cut very thin strips of the cardstock using the exacto knife and ruler. Thinner than 1/4″ is best. Watch those fingers!
- Curl the strips around a pencil to create a curly Q. Make some tighter and some looser. Variety always wins.
- Thread a bunch of Qs to make the garland OR glue a few onto a wooden dowel to make a drink stirrer. Get crazy and stick some finished dowels into a cake or a few cupcakes. That would be super cute.
Throw a party to show off your Curly Q skills!
Photography: Amber Marlow.