Welcome Spring

A few weeks ago I sent out a fun teaser on Instagram about the new “Welcome” sign I was making for my front door. I had many people commenting on how excited they were over it, so I posted here on the blog too.
 
 
 
Well, today I am really getting our home into full Sping, and getting things into their place, so you finally get to see the final project.
 
I purchased the most amazing ribbon from my local Ben Franklin Crafts. It is their newest addition (is it sad i can spot the new ribbons right off the bat?!) and I was the first to break out the roll; I had to take some home with me. Boy was I happy with how it matched the sign.
 
 
 
Isn’t the detail of the ribbon to die for? I was concerned that it would break with a heavy wood sign hanging from it. So to test it out, I took one end of the ribbon, and the lady at the ribbon counter took the other end. We pulled, twisted, and even bit it (yes I said bit) to see if it would tear. It didn’t!!!
 
 
So, you want to make one of these for yourself? It is so dang simple.
First find a new or old frame to use. You are going to paint it so even head to your local thrift shop and pick one up.
Sand it down and paint it whatever bright colored paint you would like. Paint it with a few coats and then if you want a shiny finish, spray it with a glossy spray sealant.  I didn’t seal mine, because I’m sure that in just a few months I will be sanding it back down to paint for another project!
For the center, all I did was ruffle 5 strips of fabric and hot glue them onto a piece of paper that was the same size as the opening in the frame (mine is a 10×10).
Then place the ruffles into the frame and finish it off with a fun little welcome banner!
Put this on your front door for a great little treat for your spring visitors!

 

Are you wondering why there’s not a picture of this thing on my actual door? Cause picture taking + my door = BAD!
 

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Comments

  1. Simple and Sweet. Love the bright colors! I hope you will link up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

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  2. This is great! Love it! Would love to have you share this at my linky party going on now…or the new one starting up on wednesday!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com

  3. Sooo Sooo SOOOO PRETTY!!! I want one for my front door too!

    I would really LOVE It if you shared it over at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream to Reality!! 🙂
    http://thediydreamer.blogspot.ca/2012/03/from-dream-to-reality-linky-party-8.html

  4. That is SOOO adorable. I love the ruffles and bright frame. 🙂 So creative. I’m definitely pinning this!!

    Thanks for linking up to the Take it on Tuesday blog hop!!

  5. That is SO ADORABLE!! I love the colors, what a great way to welcome guests to your house! Thanks for linking up to “Pin It and Win It Wednesday” @www.cheapcraftymama.com! The new party is starting tonight, please join us again!

  6. So when are we painting your front door to match this sign?? 🙂

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