Lately I have been staying up way past my bedtime. I think it could have something to do with Season 4 of Vampire Diaries that I recently got. Once I start watching it's hard to stop. Oh, just one more episode...ok, one more...now I really mean it, this is the last one... you know how it goes. I can't be the only one that has an obsession with finishing a a show like that! What's sad is that I'm now on the last disc of Season 4. Season 5 is on TV. I can't handle using the CW website because I don't have the patience for my slow computer. And I don't like commercials. So I guess I will be waiting until next Black Friday to get a $50 DVD set for only $10.
The good thing about staying up later is that I now have more time to craft. Though I have to be careful and not craft anything too noisy, otherwise I wouldn't be able to hear the already lowered volume of the show. (Husband goes to bed before I do. I get in trouble if I go to bed before I'm actually ready to sleep because I'll lay there and play on my phone. I think I'm quiet and still about it. But Husband seems to know when I'm on it and accuses me of game playing because it wiggles the bed. [I really do think I'm quiet and still. I can't think of what I would be doing to move the whole bed. I must be pinning exuberantly or something...])
One of my late night crafting projects was this cute cupcake liner garland. Idea courtesy of the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens. (The original idea and video tutorial can be found here.) It was actually pretty simple! I didn't use the glue dots like they did in the video, (namely because they didn't seem to mention it in the article,) but I think I did just fine in hiding the staples. I couldn't imagine making enough of this to line an entire doorway, but I did stay interested enough to make a garland long enough for our kitchen island.
All you need are varied sizes and colors of cupcake liners, a stapler, and (according to the video) glue dots. But I'm sure double sided tape would work just as well. I like the contrast of metallic wrappers and normal colored wrappers. It lends a nice balance to it.