Spring is in the air! Have you started to decorate for Easter or springtime yet? I have an easy decoupage project for you to try, if you need ideas for a fun spring craft.
I recently found these large chipboard journals in the discount bins at the craft store. I loved the floral shapes and I couldn’t resist picking up a couple of packs. I wasn’t sure what to make with the shapes at first… but I knew the flower silhouettes would be cute for spring.
When I got home . . . I thought that the pre-cut holes on each board would be the perfect way to hang the chipboards on a string, like a garland. So, I got to work to decorate the shapes.
Chipboard is a great medium to use with decoupage. You could really stick anything to them . . . pretty scrapbooking paper, tissue paper . . . but I chose to use simple doilies for my flowers.
- Large chipboard shapes or chipboard journals
- Paper doilies, 4” diameter
- Mod Podge, Satin Formula
- Buttons (optional)
Step one: Brush a liberal coat of Mod Podge over the center of each flower shape. Press a doily down over the glue and smooth out any bubbles. Allow to dry.
Step two: Apply another coat of decoupage over the top of each doily to seal them. Allow that coat to dry. You could glue down something decorative in the center of the doily (like a big button) but I kind of liked the look of flower without anything else.
Step three: Tie the chipboard pieces to a length of ribbon. Space each flower out evenly along the ribbon.
Then, hang your floral banner somewhere and enjoy!
I tied mine to the banister at the bottom of our steps. I love the mix of green and white colors with the flower shapes. It is a perfect (and easy) way to welcome a little spring into our home!
About the Podger: You might call Shannon the Clark Kent of craft blogging. By day, she is a pharmacist and by night she shares simple ideas for crafts, décor and much more with her readers. She also craves chocolate, loves a thrifty find and tries (often unsuccessfully) to avoid glue gun burns. You can find Shannon on her blog, Madigan Made, and on Facebook, Twitter, Google + or Pinterest, too.