Springtime…new beginnings,new chapters,alternative endings
Rosie-Anne Pinney, one of the Librarians from Nelson College for Girls gave me permission to put their fantastic Arbor Of Spring Flowers Display on this page. She kindly emailed me photos and a description of how they made this sparkling spring display:
- Our ‘arbor’ of spring flowers consists of paper flowers and paper leaves tied and taped to fishing line and then hung from hooks on the ceiling beams.
- We followed a pattern for making ‘3D paper snowflakes’ which you can easily find on the internet.
- Each ‘flower’ or ‘snowflake’ needs six pieces of square paper (we used coloured and some white recycled) which you fold, cut and then staple in a particular configuration – very easy. Of course you can use pages from culled books as in the photos below.
Our student librarians made a lot of these which was a great help as they are quite time-consuming to make.
And this is how the display looks like; very colourful and cheery.
The leaves between the ‘snowflakes’ were photocopied on to green paper and then circulated to the staff and students who were asked to choose a quote they like from a book they are reading and then write it on the leaf with the title of the book and the author’s name. Then they had to cut it out and return it to the library. We attached these to the line between the flowers.
Lastly, we put out a display of books with a poster printed with the words:
Springtime… new beginnings, new chapters, alternative endings..
Thank you Rosie-Anne for allowing me to showcase your fantastic display. It’s such a good example of creating a fun and informative display.
The white 3D snowflakes gave me plenty of ideas for Christmas.
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