Monday, April 4, 2011

Pretty Spring Banner

This was a year-long project. It all started last spring when I found these cute little stuffed bunnies and carrots for 90% off. I knew I could do something with them, so I bought them and came up with the idea of a spring banner. No point in making a spring banner during summer, so I saved them until this year.

So when I pulled everything out this year, I also picked up some wooden letters, scrapbook paper in pretty colors, and jute string in two different sizes.
I painted the on both sides letters using some acrylic paint.
Then I traced the letters onto scrapbook paper that I planned to use to cover the front side.
Using Mod Podge, I glued the paper onto the wooden letter.

Now comes the handy hubby part. I had him help me drill holes in the top of the letters so I could hang them. Of course, us girls can use drills on our own, but I'd rather not have him make fun of me when I mess up!

I used the thinner jute to tie bows onto the letters...

and then I tied them onto the thicker piece. I tied all the letters, cute little bunnies, and carrots to the thick piece of jute and made sure to have some extras on the end to hang it.Very hard to get a good picture of this because it's so wide.




Happy Spring!

24 comments :

  1. What a super cute idea. I wish that we had a mantel for crafts like these, however, I am sure that I can come up with a different place to hang it. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog today. I am also due with a baby in August!!

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  2. that is adorable! i'm with ya-i let the pros (boyfriend) do the drilling. great colors for spring!

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  3. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such a great blog that is overflowing with fab inspiration!! I love it.

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  4. That is so precious, Lisa! So, so cute! I love that you hung it from jute instead of ribbon. So cute!

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  5. Love this garland! And those little bunnies & carrots - too cute! Thanks for sharing :)

    ps - I'm your newest follower :)

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  6. Oh my gosh, I am so impressed with you! I just tried to make a banner and it went horribly wrong ;) I wish I had your talent. Thanks for coming by my blog!

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  7. Great looking blog & pictures. Talented girl you are.

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  8. So cute and creative. Looks like you are all set for Easter.

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  9. this is so cute! love the papers you chose

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

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  10. What a great idea! I'm in love with words & letters for my decor, so this would be perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Tami @ still crazy after all these years

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  11. Girl you kill me!! <3 you rock my dear, your so crafty and this looks awesome. I love it because it can stay up longer then your usual holiday decoration!

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  12. This is so adorable! I love it! My most favorite spring sign that I've seen! I will definitely be making one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. Hi I am your newest follower/s from A Crafty Soiree. I am following you through Google friends from both my blogs
    www.karimascrafts.com
    and
    www.karimasblogs.blogspot.com
    Hope you can return the follow, Karima.

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  14. Very cute banner! I love the bunny and carrot too! I found you at Katies Nesting Spot!

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  15. This is super cute! I love it! So colorful and spring-y. Congrats on your boy!!! ;)

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  16. Your spring banner is ADORABLE! I love it!

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  17. Love it, love it, love it! Love the jute, the letters, the bunnies and carrots too! Beautifully done! It's wonderful when your vision for a can't-pass-it-up bargain comes to fruition!

    Lisa,thank you so much for linking up to "A Little Birdie Told Me..."

    Jenn

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  18. LOVE this little sign... thanks so much for sharing!

    Featured you today on www.GOODEnessGracious.com

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  19. I love banners and decoupaged letters but I've never combined them and I love how you decided to hang your letters. That's a great idea and look great!

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  20. Okay....I'm reading through your posts and catching up! Hellooooo! So much good food along the way! I think I gained a few lbs. just looking! lol

    The elephant and your spring garland are just soooo sweet! I KNOW you're going to have the most adorable nursery every. I just love your talent and style. ;)

    Congratulations again, Lisa!

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