Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Banner



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Laruie Anna's Spring banner inspired me to no end.
Of course, I didn't have all the wonderfulness to create one just like this, 
so I worked with what I had.

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Buzz had just finished a project using cedar fencing and had all these little pieces left over.  
When he asked me if I could use them for anything ... the wheels started turning.


The project was simple... I white washed each piece of cedar then printed a bee hive graphic from The Graphic's Fairy along with the word S P R I N G in a font that I liked.   I carefully cut around each graphic then applied them face down on the cedar with Mod Podge (make sure to flip your letters before you print them)

I allowed them to dry just over four hours, then carefully removed the paper buy running warm water over each piece while gently rubbing with my fingers, revealing a time worn image that I love.



Brown tulle to ties everything together.  

I stapled it to the back of each piece making a large loop at the top

it looks so light and airy.



It definitely feels like Springtime!


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25 comments:

  1. It's really nice Geneva. I like in front of the mirror.

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  2. How sweet, Geneva! It is lovely. I also love the beautiful music, and birds chirping on your blog as I read. Thank you!

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  3. That is very sweet and very pretty. Also very creative. xo

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  4. Oh how pretty, and how clever of you to use those pieces of cedar that way! laurie

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  5. Very clever using just what you have on hand. The letters have a lovely worn look to them.

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  6. I love that you grabbed those 'drop-off' pieces of wood and did something with them.
    I do that all the time...in fact I have a couple of pieces awaiting transformation right now!

    I like your spring banner and how sweet it looks!
    Pat

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  7. It looks just lovely!! Always look forward to your posts!

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  8. I love this look! An old friend and I have a joke about Queen Bees so, naturally this caught my eye. Great idea for using odds and ends. Waste not, want not. :)

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  9. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to show some blog luv! def enjoyed this post! very very cute idea!! new follower via email :-)

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  10. Darling!!! great idea, love your blog header!

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  11. I love that!!! I am not real crafty but I sure admire those who are!

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  12. So pretty. Thank you for your kind words about my Pottery Barn towels. Love the beautiful spring banner.

    Cynthia

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  13. Very Cute Geneva! I would love if you would share this with my new link party!
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  14. The chiffon bow adds a nice touch to the banner. Congrats on your feature at French Country Cottage! I loved those little bunny planters.

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  15. Great project, Geneva! I love this! How perfect that you were able to use scrap wood, too.

    visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

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  16. I love this! Do you know if this works on either a jet ink or laser printer? Thanks for sharing. I found you through Functional Fridays.

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  17. This is GREAT! Love the way you used scrap wood--that was so smart! And the technique for achieving that time-worn finish is wonderful. I never would have thought of this technique--I love it!

    Thank you so much for joining Grace at Home!!

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  18. Hi Geneva!

    Love this project! My husband always want to toss out all the "best" parts of his projects... so I am always hovering around an gathering up the left overs.

    Thanks for sharing this last week... I featured this project at this weeks current Bunny Hop Party!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  19. This is such a pretty project, and thank you so much for sharing your decoupage technique with me--I am a beginner with it, so it was very helpful!

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