Spring is teasing me. We had several weeks of unseasonably warm weather. My flowers popped up through the ground. Then it snowed. Yesterday it was warm again. Ah the craziness of spring in Utah. I can’t do a thing to control spring outside my house, but I can make it look like spring inside. I had my husband pull out my bins yesterday, and I’m starting to add some spring decor to my home. I found this Spring Sign that I made last year and never got around to posting. So here it is.
I love my Easter Egg Banner so much that I adapted it to come up with this banner sign. I love this one too. Book pages are so fun to use in home decor!
Spring/Easter Banner Sign Tutorial
-Letters (vinyl, cardstock, chipboard. . . whatever)
-Glue stick or double sided tape
-Hot glue gun
-Twine or yarn
-Piece of fabric (I used canvas)
Make a banner pattern by cutting a rectangle, folding it in half, and cutting the bottom at an angle from the fold to the bottom edge. You can make this any size you want, but mine started with a rectangle just smaller than 3′ x 2″.
Now unfold it and use it as a pattern to trace your banners. Cut them out and ink the edges if you want. Then glue or tape onto some colored paper, and trim around the edges.
Now it’s time to add the letters. I put mine on egg shapes, but you can just use the letters alone, or use a different shape. I think flowers would be darling! I just drew an egg, but you can use a die cut, punch, or electronic cutter if that floats your boat. Ink the edges of your shape if you want to add a little dimension, then add your letter to the front. Attach the whole thing to your banner.
Now flip all of your pieces over and glue a piece of twine or yarn across the top edges. I used a hot glue gun. Make sure they are spaced evenly apart!
Here’s a shot of the front. Super cute, right?
You could hang your Spring Banner as is, but I wanted to use mine more like a sign but attaching it to a frame. I just spray painted a frame from the thrift store, then attached a piece of canvas to the glass using frog tape.
All that’s left to do is wrap the ends of the twine around the frame and tape them to the back. Now place it on an easel, stand back, and admire!
Do you put up spring decor, close the blinds, and pretend there isn’t snow on the ground? Or do you actually live in a normal place where spring comes and sticks around? (Lucky you!)