Me at a memorial site for a tidal wave. The turquoise water was so beautiful.
Alright, so something you may not know about me is that I have a slight obsession with burlap. Not because it's trendy, but because it's natural and airy. I have made a few burlap banners for different holidays to decorate around the house, but I wanted to make one for my new room at school. To fit my new role, I made a "Read" banner in my favorite color. Although it fits my color scheme, I won't leave it on my mantel. ;)
- I cut out a template for the banner pieces with my Silhouette Cameo. Then I traced it onto my burlap and cut out 6 of them.
- I painted the banner pieces with acrylic paint. This also helps to seal it so it doesn't continue to fray. The color is called "Caribbean." It reminds me of Hawaii- which I know is not in the Caribbean, but you get the idea. :)
- Next, I cut out letters using my Cameo again so I could stencil them on.
- Once the aqua was dry, I used the hot glue gun to attach them to the twine. I left a foot on each end to hang it from.
- I cut off any remaining fringe pieces. Then, I stenciled on the word 'read' using white acrylic paint and my card stock stencils from the Cameo.
- I used a circle foam brush for the polka dots.
- When the dots were still wet, I added glitter.
Without drying time, it took me a little over an hour to finish. Stay tuned to where it ends up in my room as I begin to organize and put it together. Happy Monday!