Check out how easy it is. I literally put the pen in the housing, clicked a couple of buttons and my Cricut Explore did the rest.
Hello A Little Tipsy readers! My name is Amanda and I blog over at The Contractor Chronicles with my partner in crime and best friend, my husband Spencer. Spencer is a contractor by trade and together we have a great time remodeling rooms in our home and building furniture. We have the motto the he builds it and I make it look good! I also love to decorate for Holidays and am here today to share a fun and simple Hoppy Easter Banner.
We just installed board and batten in our boy’s room and after cutting all the pieces of MDF I had a stack of 6×4 inch pieces and knew they would be perfect for a banner.
I found some scrap paper in my supplies and matched them up with coordinating paint colors. I figured out how many pieces I needed and the pattern I wanted as well.
Then I sanded and painted the edges of each piece.
Using spray adhesive, I sprayed the MDF pieces and then applied my paper to the wood, securing them in place.
After the contact adhesive dried, I used my x-acto and cut off the extra paper, leaving nice straight lines.
When all 12 of my pieces of MDF were cut and ready, I used my Cameo to cut out white vinyl. I used the font pupcat and found a cute little bunny and egg in the Silhouette store. Spencer used his drill and pilot drilled holes in the corner of each one (he stacked up three at at time) using a 1/4″ drill bit.
After they were all drilled, I simply strung twine through each one and was ready to hang it up!
I like that it is wooden and sturdy so I can hang it up inside or outside. I plan on hanging up on my porch so it can welcome people to my home! Thank you so much for having me today! I would love if you stopped by and said hello and checked out the projects we have finished and are working on!
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Hey everyone. I’m Vanessa hopping over today from Our Thrifty Ideas. I’m so happy to be a contributor here at A Little Tipsy and be able to share some of my crazy life with you from time to time. Today I’m sharing a fun tutorial to get you in the spring and summer mood!
I love to make décor to feature at my home for the seasons and holidays. Recently I made this fun homemade picket fence to use as a background for my table décor. Our kitchen table is pushed up against the wall, and I try to use just a small section of it to brighten up the area for the coming season.
I used some pine stakes from Home Depot (just $4 for 12 stakes!) to get the fence effect. You can find them by the cement. I then used my staple gun to connect them. One at the top (just below the point) and one at the bottom.
Then I primed them and put a white wash on top of that. Once both were dry, I sanded them down a bit for a more rustic look.
Once the “fence” was done, I dressed it up with a small fabric bunting. Using fabric shears, I cut out triangles and hot glued them to some bright bakers twine.
Then I strung it (aka, used packaging tape to tape it to the back. Yup, real technical!) Oh, and I didn’t even take the time to paint the back. Lazy I guess!
Lazy or not, it turned out amazing and I’m loving it. You can use it as a center piece like I did (paint the back and stand it up in the middle if you’d like), use it to add height to already existing decorations you have, or even clip a picture to the bunting and use it like a frame.
However you choose to use it, you can switch out the bunting for the holidays, and use it all year round.
Do you have a home décor staple that stays up all year with just a little tweaking? I’d love to hear what it is.
- About 1 yard of fabric
- Pillow Form
- Freezer Paper
- Fabric Paint or Acrylic Paint
- Sewing supplies, ie, thread, scissors, sewing machine