Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Easter Banner! (and from the dollar store, no less!)

Can you tell I'm into this spring thing? I realized this week that I had virtually no Easter decorations, and I happened to find these fun little wooden shapes at the dollar store (10 per package):

They were just screaming out for mod podge, and I wanted a way to use them all together, so I decided to make a banner! But first, I wanted to spray-paint them white, so since it was raining outside I just put them in a big box.

I'm still debating whether or not this step was necessary- I just knew that my precision cutting skills and mod-podge technique are not top-notch, so I wanted a nice white border just in case. Since the tissue paper I was going to mod-podge on was translucent and a little on the dark side, I also hoped the paint would lighten them up a bit. But by the time I was done I ran out of spray paint, my finger really hurt, and the house was kinda fume-y. I think next time I'll go with a good ol' brush and craft paint.

Here is the lovely letter "A" all dressed up with its mod-podge treatment. I used my handy dandy Quickutz die cutter and white cardstock to do the letters (if you don't have a die cutter you could always use stickers or paint). Incidentally, the tissue paper came from the dollar store too!

I cut short lengths of sheer pink ribbon, folded them in half and hot-glued them to the back of each shape.

Then I just tied each shape onto one of two long ribbons (one for "Happy" and one for "Easter"), and tied those ribbons together in a knot. Then I added bows to make the ends prettier.

There she sits in all her glory adorning my fireplace! I chose the tissue paper for its muted cottage colors- it gave the banner a shabby-chic feel, which you don't often get with Easter decor because it's often all bright pastels and eggshell white. These colors were a little warmer, which really suited the warm wood tones in my home.

Happy Easter!! For only $3! (a little more if you don't have the ribbon or the mod podge). Time to figure out what else I can conjure up to decorate for Easter....

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  1. I love when fun projects only cost a few dollars! =) great idea!

    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

  2. Oh I just love your spring banner!

    Last Monday I did a tutorial on a pink party favor which you might enjoy.

    Happy Pink Saturday!


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