The weather around here has finally taken a turn, I think its officially spring! Unfortunately our house is still freezing so we still have the wood stove burning, and the bugs are here already… but its Spring- I’ll take it!
I know it’s a bit late to share this wood veneer spring banner, (in most normal regions its been Spring for a month or so now) but since Mother Nature decided to keep us waiting, I put this on the back burner too.
Have you seen the amazing selection of wood veneer at Michaels? They have letters, doilies, frames, assorted shapes, photo props, the list goes on… it fills a whole isle! If you haven’t been in store for a while, check out this little video from CraftSponge, these gals show it all.
Anywho… this little banner was so easy to make! So easy, I thought it didn’t need a lengthy tutorial, but I’ll share with you the rough gist how I created it.
I purchased the shapes I liked. Using acrylic paint, paint the wood veneer with a palette of spring appropriate colors. Use wood or hot glue to hold the layers together. Thread the pennants onto ribbon, and add embellishments if you desire.
I added tulle flowers, similar to the ones I added on my recent gift card design. Plus added a satin May Arts Ribbon bow to the ends. Ties the whole thing together quite nicely!
I usually make a banner or garland for each holiday to hang in my living room doorway, its the first thing you see when you walk in my house. You may remember this same doorway with a wood slice garland too.
You want to know a secret? I messed and fussed with inconspicuous ways to hang the garlands for a long time until I came up with this ultra easy solution…
I have small command hooks that stay on my door frame year round. When I don’t have a banner hanging they aren’t visible because the hooks are clear and have a low profile (there is also one in the centre of the door frame if I’m doing a drooping number)… I know, so easy!
Thanks for dropping in to see my new spring banner, I hope you can use my Command Hook idea, I love those things! xo