Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring Door Decor

In case you missed my cyberspace trip to France about a week ago, here's what I did over at Ma Nouvelle Mode!!
Enjoy!
♥ 
I've been wanting to put something on my front door to welcome Spring.  I have a wreath but it's about 3 years old and a little tattered...thanks Oklahoma wind! 
I had this just hanging on my son's closet door.....
This is a pretty shade of blue but I'm quite fond of PINK.
So I gathered some materials:
Container
Flowers
Paint-Ballet Slippers
Fabric for Bunting....joining the bandwagon!
Jute
The trusty Hot Glue gun!

I started with the container first, knowing it would take several coats of paint as I did not use primer. So in between painting I made the bunting.....

Start with a small square piece of paper.


I folded it in half and then drew a line from one corner to the opposite corner. Do this on both sides.



This is what it looks like unfolded.


Then I folded back the sides or you could cut them off to get a triangle.

Traced on the wrong side of my fabrics. And cut.


I measured a little bit extra at the top so I could have a flap to fold over the jute.



Then just eyeballed a length of jute and started attaching the triangles.  5 triangles were going to be too many so I did 3.   *Tip: in decorating, an odd number of objects is more appealing then an even number.*

By gluing the flap it allowed for the triangles to be able to slide on the jute that way adjustments can be made.

Filled container with the flowers and tied on the bunting.  I wanted it to be off centered a little so I tied one end to the top of one of the rings.........

....and the other end to the bottom of one of the rings.

And wallah!!!  This was about a $10 project!!




This beauty has had to come inside once already due to the wind!
Here's to a beautiful week!!

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10 comments:

Confeftions custom cakes said...

I love looking at your blog! You are so creative!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Well Yes, I did miss that guest post over at Natalia's blog. Boo. So glad you posted it here again. I think the banner was just the right touch! Love the new look, so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!

Holiday Snob said...

This is so pretty! Stopping by from Eisy Morgan

One in the SAHM said...

This is SUPER cute! Great job! Visiting from Eisy Morgan

Ann said...

Wow I love the project but I am really lovin your front door!! Is that PLUM? Pls do tell me the color of that...I'd love it for mine!

Jennifer said...

Thanks girlies!! I'm pretty fond of it!
Ann so sorry to dissapoint but my door is black. I edit my photos! But a plum door sounds fabulous to me!

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

Super cute!! and different from the wreaths you see. Coming to you from the shabby shic cottage. I'm happy to be your newest follower. Please stop by for book club or blog design if you're interested--connie, measuredbytheheart.blogspot.com

radn said...

It looks beautiful! I like the bunting you added!

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Chiara said...

Jennifer--Such a pretty project! I love the softness against your black door. Beautiful! I shared this tutorial on my Friday Favorites today! Have a beautiful weekend!

AllieMakes! said...

Very nice! Love the springy bunting!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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