looks nice (real or fake) scaling walls, wrapped around posts
or columns or hanging over door jams. Depending on whether
or not you are aiming for 'elegant' or 'fun' and cheap way
to make ivy is to use dark green crocheting yarn and attach
it to the surface you want the ivy (making sure that it is
squiggly, going in several directions. Make sure you use offshoots
of the strand as well to simulate the 'spider effect' of ivy.
Finally, cut out TONS of leaves out of green (two different
greens would be perfect) construction paper and attach them
to the string in several places all along the 'vine.'
anyone with a pet frog? Put it out for all to see with a sign
saying "Instant Prince. Price - One Kiss"
can be made easily using sturdy cardboard (either from large
boxes or sheets of cardboard found behind large warehouse
stores such as Costco). Shields come in a variety of shapes
and sizes. Check out some heraldry sites on the Internet and
you'll see several to choose from. Once cut out, the easiest
way to decorate them is to spray paint them a solid color
first. Then, tempura or poster paints can be used to decorate
the covers. Construction paper can be cut into shapes and
glued on as well (this works better for those larger, solid
shapes like stripes and checkered boxes.)
a long roll of solid red fabric (or wrapping paper if cost
is an issue) to lay down at the entrance - a royal red carpet.
is a handy trick to create a castle feel indoors when you
are able to create stone walls. Either spray paint durable
cardboard gray (preferable) or use gray construction paper
and cut them into block sizes (about 5" x 10").
Attach these all along the borders of a door jam with electrician
tape (won't stick to walls the way masking tape does - leaving
behind a gummier residue.) They look great and will greatly
minimize your decorating (perfect for low budgets and little