Monday, September 30, 2013

FALL Banner

It's been difficult for me to keep up with all the things the internet has to offer theses day.  As creative artist, back in the day we all were so excited to have blogs, with other social media not really set up for creative interchanges.  Fast forward to today, when we have a gazillion blogs (wonderful blogs), Pinterest, Instagram, easily working Facebook, and more.  What's a girl to do? Spread herself thin or pick one and camp there?  Right, I think I spread myself as thin as the peanut butter on a PBJ sandwich (Mark always says I spread it too thin!) But it all works out in the end, I enjoy nibbles of all good things. 

Today I'll show a few photos of a "FALL" banner I made and then shared with our Ladies group at the church. I needed a fairly easy and fast project.  The minute I saw Nikki Grandy's FALL banner on Instagram I knew the banner would be a perfect project. (Do take some time to check out her blog; I *love* her style!

  {{This is her Instagram photo above.I can't figure out how link the Instagram photo.}}

I quickly made a mini FALL banner. 

It was cute and all, but just didn't give the *punch* that Nikki's gave.  So what was going to be a quick small project began to take on some time as I painted larger sized triangles.

I used thick cardboard, cutting the triangles with a utility knife.  I only painted one coat of chalkboard paint, as it's not really a useable chalkboard. Nikki had used burlap as the background, but I didn't have enough burlap for all the ladies so I replaced that with vintage sheet music.

Here's a photo from one of the ladies' home, after she put it up (the minute she got home that night!):

I did make two more later, using the burlap, for our daughters:

Here's the FALL banner I made for Melissa hung in her house over her vintage piano:

This was a very fun and easy project and I so appreciate Nikki's Instagram photo which was my inspiration.

What have you made this year for your FALL décor?