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Spring Banner


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

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

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

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

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

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

    I like your spring banner and how sweet it looks!

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

  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. :)

  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 :-)

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

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

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


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

  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.

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

    visiting from Vintage Inspiration Friday : )

  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.

  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!!

  18. Your banner turned out great! Super cute idea!

  19. 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!

  20. 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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