Monday, April 15, 2013

Happy Spring Plaque {Tutorial}

Remember this St. Patrick's Day plaque and my Keep Calm Plaques? Well, today I wanted to share with you a twist on those that I made for my spring decor, now that all the Easter is down. It was super easy and was fast enough to do while the little babes are napping. Plus it is happy, colorful and it speaks to me which is just what we need in the Spring.

{Supplies I used}
-Wooden plaque {I used left over MDF board cut to 11.5 X 7.25 inches dimensions}
-Craft paint {I did turquoise}
-Foam brush
-Vinyl {I used two colors Yellow and Pink}
-Needle and thread
-Hot glue gun 

{What I did}
-First, cut your wood to whatever size you want. I did mine 11.5 by 7.25 inches.

-Next paint it whatever color your heart desires.  I painted two coats making sure it was dry between each coat. Once your two coats are dry you are going to sand the edges and throughout the plaque surface just here and there to make it look a little worn. 

-Now it is all ready to make pretty. I simply cut out Happy Spring in two different fonts and in two colors on my cutting machine. Then I applied them to the wood piece off to the right side a little bit.

-It was cute with the paint and vinyl but I felt like it needed something more with some texture and dimension so I decided to make the white flower to add to the side. It was perfect and just what it needed. This is how I made the flower. 

 1. Cut your fabric 2 inch wide and about 24 inches
2. Fold over one end and secure it with a stitch{(I just hand stitched it really quick cuz it was faster then pulling out the machine}
3. Flip it over and start a running stitch along the bottom of the strip of fabric (again I hand stitched it and did a really loose long stitch...This makes gathering it a lot easier)
4. When you reach the end of your strip, Pull the thread and it will start to gather.
5. Shape the gathering fabric into a flower. (It kind of does it on its own when you pull the thread but just guide it a little)
6. Secure all the layers by stitching through each layer and securing it on the back. and voila it is perfect and just what I wanted. Easy and fast and LOVED it with capital letters.

-Once the flower was done I just hot glued it in place and there you have your super cute Spring plaque.

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