To start, I picked out some super cute scrapbook paper and cut it into triangles for each pennant. I decided I wanted my sign to say BLOOM, so I needed 5 pennants. I recommend gluing your cute paper to some heavy card stock so that it doesn't fly everywhere when you turn on a fan.
Keep in mind not to use too much patterned paper. You're going to add lots of fun knick-knacks, and if every piece is patterned it's going to look too busy.
Next, decide where you want each letter to go.
After all your letters are in place, you can add your fun little knick-knacks to really play it up. This is pretty much where the fun begins.
Most of my letters are from a stamp kit I stole from my mom. You can most likely find some at a scrapbook store, or print them from different fonts on your word processor.
Most scrapbook stores sell flower petals like this, or you could tear some apart from a silk flower.
This 3-D butterfly was super easy! I just found a silhouette on Google Images, traced it on some white card stock, cut it out, lightly folded it and glued it along the seam. So cute, huh?!
On a couple of them, i took my stamp pad and lightly brushed it along the edges... it gives it a really cool antique-y look!
To attach them at the edges, I used tiny safety pins... you can use ribbon or other items if you like, though.
Aaannnd, here she is!
Aaah, looks SO much better. Isn't it amazing what a little color can do?
Here is another one I've done before of my last name :
These signs are so fun and cute and they really brighten up spaces. It's nice to have a little extra something... kind of like a push-up bra, it just makes you feel better. ;)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day, and there will more fun things to come! Maybe even a giveaway (hint, hint!)
Now get off your bum and go GET CRAFTLICIOUS!