Fast and Festive Candle Holder

December 24th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Candles, candles everywhere! ‘Tis the season for lighting up the house with the soft glow of candles. Grab a brandy snifter, small golden ornaments, Metallic Gold Divine Twine and other embelishments from your holiday decor box, and you have yourself a candle holder. Choose a glass that perfectly fits a standard votive and these little lovelies could be at each place setting at your holiday table. Save to reuse next year or send home with your guests. Or, use a pillar candle in a larger globe for a fast and festive centerpiece. Of course, you could switch out the gold for any color that suits you — green, red, silver or blue! Mix it up and be creative!

Glittery Santa Favor Bag

December 8th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Designer Rachel McAffee has a Christmas goodie bag perfect for a place setting or holiday favor! She starts with a wintery white glassine then layers on doilies, a candy cane cutout plus some glittery mica for a frosty look. For the Santa tag, she uses the Avery 2 1/2 inch round label tied with Peppermint Divine Twine — the perfect finishing touch! Check out the Design and Print option on the Avery website — it has lots of options for customizing and so easy to use!

For Rachel’s story behind this playful bag plus a complete supply list for making it, please visiti her blog fawn.

Divine Twine Tapestry

November 3rd, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Whisker Graphics Designer, Shirley Karnos, showcases Solid Divine Twine in this trendy tapestry using both our Diva Collection as well as our Traditional line of twine.

Each twine is cut the same length then looped tied onto a wooden dowel. Adjust the twine length to fit your needs. The result is a lovely drape to use as a backdrop for a display or a simple splash of color. Pick your twine colors to fit the season or your decor. I’m envisioning one in holiday colors! This would also be a fun and simple project to do with children.

Here is all you need:
Wooden dowel or skewer
Scissors
Solid Divine Twine
Here are the colors Shirely used:
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Orange
Bluebonnet Diva
Lemonwood Diva
Wheat Diva

You can find Shirley on her blog at shirleyshirleybobirley

4th of July Printable

June 25th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

It’s Throw Back Thursday here at Whisker Graphics. We’re bringing back a post from the 2011 WG Archive with a free 4th of July printable! There are 12 scallop circles to each 8.5 x 11″ page. Print on card stock to create a garland with Divine Twine, make cupcake toppers, decorate Bitty Bag gift bags or attach to a party invite. Here are some photos to get your creative juices flowing. Click HERE to download. Enjoy and Happy 4th!

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Patriotic Poppers!

June 16th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

WG Design Teamer, Dawn Smith, has crafted a clever, patriotic project using Bigger Bitty Bags to make Patriotic Candy Poppers! They are fun to pass out at your 4th Of July celebration or perfect as place settings at your table.  Fill them with candy, confetti or other treats and trinkets!

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What you’ll need:

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For more info on this project and other party ideas, please check out Dawn’s blog at Not Just a Mommy.

4th of July Garland

June 9th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink


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DSC_0384The 4th of July is right around the corner and this trendy tassel garland by Designer Rachel McAffee is sure to add some pop to your party decor! Made out of Middy Bitty Bags and Divine Twine, Rachel cuts and folds to create her tassels. Silver glitter stars and sequins give it some sparkle. For a full tutorial to get your party on, please see her blog at fawnprints.

Here’s all you need to get started:
Cherry Divine Twine
Navy Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag
Red Polka Dot Middy Bag
Gray Horizontal Stripe Middy Bag
Gray Chevron Middy Bag
Red Honeycomb Middy Bag
Silver Glitter Stars
Red, White and Blue Sequins

Divine Twine Macrame

May 14th, 2015 § 1 comment § permalink

It’s Throw Back Thursday! Design team member, Kerstie Pederson, celebrates with her modern take on the retro hanging plant holder. Gone is the heavy, yarn laden nest of the past. Here is the the simple, yet sleek look spun from our lush Solid Green Divine Twine. The solid color twine gives it a bold, pop of color. She creates using a fun macrame technique which is back on trend in the world of crafting. Take a look at Kersties’s blog for an easy to follow tutorial with lots of photos. And, take a look at our shop to see more solid colored Divine Twine. We currently have 16 solid shades on the shelf and more in production – Woo Hoo!

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Bitty Bag Spring Wreath

April 16th, 2015 § 2 comments § permalink

The classic front door wreath comes in many styles — floral, fabric, burlap, twine. The list goes on. Now, Team Designer, Betsy Skagen of Paper Calliope, adds her spin to the mix using paper umbrellas! Made from our Polka Dot Middy Bags strung with Divine Twine, she creates a whimsical Springtime wreath in a rainbow of colors. She uses our new Divine Twine Petites. Available in 13 colors, each comes with 20 yards of twine — just enough for smaller projects or when you need just a little of a lot of colors! To make your own wreath, Betsy has made an easy-to-follow tutorial on her blog. Click here to give it a try!

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Here’s a close-up!

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Supplies Betsy used:
Polka Dot Middy Bitty Bags
Divine Twine Petites
Colored Glitter
Styrofoam ring
Wooden Butterflies
Wire
Candy Sticks
Hot Glue Gun

Origami Diamond Bitty Bags

February 17th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Design Team Member, Dawn Smith, is all about throwing the perfect party! Whatever the theme, she has you covered from start to finish. These origami diamonds are made of  Bitty Bags. Create various sizes and cluster together to make a pretty statement piece over your party table or string them into a garland with Divine Twine to frame your room.  Dawn also suggests stacking them in clear vases to make a pretty centerpiece. For a whimsical look, mix designs as well as colors. For a more classic look, use a monochromatic palette. With the plethora of colors, designs and sizes of our Bitty Bags the combinations are endless!

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Supplies Used:
Bitty Bags of all shapes, sizes and designs!
Divine Twine
Clear tape

To see her origami folding technique, check out Dawns blog at Not Just a Mommy.

Color Me Pink Valentine Party

February 10th, 2015 § 3 comments § permalink

Design Team member, Rachel McAffee, has quite the knack for throwing a party.  This week she shared her Mommy and Me Valentine party with us. Take a look at these party hats made using Pink Frosting, Polka Dot and Diagonal striped Bigger Bitty Bags – a little girl’s dream!

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She makes two different favor bags. For one, she seals the top of the bitty bag and makes a horizontal cut so it opens like an envelope instead of a bag. Clever! She uses twine and a bingo card to embellish her bag, but any notions from your craft stash would do!

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Here’s a closeup of the little favor bag. A little bitty white polka on brown kraft maintains the whimsy but  adds a stylish contrast and the Sweet Sticky ties it all together!

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Of course, every party needs garland!  Rachel’s hearts are hung with Cotton Candy Divine Twine.  The perfect finishing touch!

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Supplies Rachel used:
Cotton Candy Divine Twine
Pink Frosting Bigger Bitty Bag
Pink Polka Dot Bigger Bitty Bag
Diagonal Stripe Bigger Bitty Bag
Pink Polka Dot Middy Bag
White Polka Dot Bitty Bag
Sweet Sticky Labels

To see the party come to life, please check out Rachel’s blog at Fawnprints.

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