Friday, January 1, 2010

Pottery Barn Knock Off

Let's start the new year with a craft project, shall we?

I made these two adorable wall hangings for my nieces.
The pictures are atrocious but you get the idea. I made one for Kate too, but forgot to take a picture of that one.
It was one of the simplest projects (and quickest) I've ever done. I just printed out the letters in reverse on plain white paper. I then taped them on to the back of the patterned paper (which I had SO much fun picking out at Archivers) and cut them out.

I used punches and brads to make the flowers and stars that I adhered to a few letters and then attached the letters to the ribbon with more brads. I think the cutting took longer than everything else, but the entire project took less than an hour.

The best part is this was the perfect gift to ship. I just carefully folded the ribbon and stacked the letters on top of each other and slipped them in a manila envelope. Voila, they were in Florida two days later for just a buck or two.

I think I need to make one of these for Kinley's room too. I have some big paper maiche letters to decorate and hang on her wall but this is so much easier.

1 comment:

Jill said...

And they arrived safe and sound and look stylishly sweet on their walls. Thanks!