Wednesday, March 30, 2016

spring banner wreath

I am loving the spring weather lately. It makes me so happy! Today I'm sharing a happy project with you --a fun spring-themed door wreath that includes a banner across the center. I love incorporating banners and garlands into my spring crafting. They can be stand-alone projects, or you can incorporate them into other projects like I did with this wreath.

Spring Banner Wreath by Aly Dosdall_
The base of my wreath is a 9" Natural Folded Ruler from the We R Memory Keepers Ruler Studio collection. If you're not familiar with the Ruler Studio collection, check out this video with some great project ideas and inspiration.



The felt banners and wood beads on my wreath are leftovers from the DIY Teepee Kit project I made last fall. Since this wreath is hanging outdoors I thought the felt banners would last longer than paper in the changing weather.

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I tied the felt banners on the folded rulers with twine, and then clipped the twine in place with hanging clips.

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To create the "Hello Sunshine" text I used a piece of die cut ephemera from the FUSEables collection, and I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut a 12x12 sheet of FUSEables paper to say "sunshine". The plastic FUSEables paper holds up much better in the elements outdoors than regular paper. To hold the "hello" ephemera piece onto my banner I used a vintage clothespin from the Oh Goodie collection. I just love how it looks--so cute!

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I used some tacky craft glue to attach the die cut "sunshine" word to the felt banners. I placed the letter "i" just underneath the teal bead to serve as the dot.

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I was so excited to discover how to cut the FUSEables paper with my Cameo! That opens up so many possibilities for creating DIY embellishments for layouts, cards, and other projects with my Fuse tool. If you'd like to learn how to cut FUSEables paper with your electronic die cutting machine, you can watch me demonstrate how in a Periscope video I posted on my YouTube channel HERE.

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The final touch on this wreath is the light strands from the Ruler Studio collection that I added. Of course, lights make everything look prettier! This thing looks so cool at night when guests come to our door! It was easy to adhere the light strand battery packs to the back of the rulers and hide them behind the banners. The foam squares included in the Ruler Studio collection hold them, as well as the light bulb caps, to the rulers securely. Tip: I added two strands and hid the battery packs behind the banners on opposite sides to balance my wreath.

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I'm so ready for spring and warmer weather, and this outdoor spring banner wreath is the perfect way to welcome them! How do you like to use banners and garlands in your decor?
(This project was originally posted on the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE. Be sure to check it out!)

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