Friday, February 22, 2013

Friday Feb. 22 - Festive Spring Decor

Happy Friday my friends. Are you ready for an idea on Spring Decor?

Well I have a wall decoration for you today. I decided to keep this simple and went to my local dollare store to purchase some frames in a few different sizes.

I cleaned them up and hot glued the stand to the back so it wouldn't stick out against my wall. I grabbed my Country Life cart and placed my vinyl down on my mat and cut out my letters at 4.25" to spell the word "Spring". The R & G was cut at 3". Each letter was carefully placed on the glass of my frames. I used a robin egg blue colored CS to use as my mat for each frame so that my white letters would stand out.

Since this just wasn't enough to call Festive Spring Decor. I cut out the bird on pg. 68 from the Give a Hoot card at 2.5" using the shift key so I could get the details instead of a shadow. I needed a branch for my bird to sit on so I chose to use the branch on pg. 38 from my Winter Woodland cart. I cut this out 4 times at 2" then I pieced the branches together to make it fuller.

I used my Straight from the Nest cart to cut the leaves on pg. 42 at 1.5" and cut these out several times to get the right number of leaves to decorate my branch. I used SU green galore ink to add a bit of darker green to my leaves and pinched them together for dimension then adhered them to my branch one at a time using a small dab of Scotch quick dry glue.

I used a little Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge distressing ink for the bird's feet, beak, and highlighting. My Zig pen worked great to create the little eye on my bird. I used a few glue dots to adhere my bird and branch to the front of the glass of one of my frames. Here's a close up of the finished bird and branch.

Now I have Festive!!! I hung my frames in a decorative way on my wall and Wha La!!! My spring decor is complete.

The fun thing about this project is that I can change it out for the different seasons.

Thanks for stopping by today.

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Lisa said...

Your wall decor is festive and beautiful!! I love the bird on the branch!! What a fabulous idea!! It looks amazing!! Happy Friday :)

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Robin said...

I love the "real" looking leaves that you made. Your project is very pretty. Thanks for sharing...