Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Banner Tutorial

Easter Banner

Found a bag of 16 white plastic eggs cups at the thrift store. 

I decided to link them together and make them into a chain with garden jute twine. Tied the ends to the glass door handles so I could decide what to add.

Visited Knick of Time and dragged a copy of her grain sack printout to my desktop, opened it with Preview (Mac Computer) and printed 3 copies on turquoise paper. 

Used A E R S T from my Staples Stencil pack. Decided on spacing, pattern, placement and then added paint inside each stencil letter. Traced my pattern, cut out the individual letters, folded over the top edge to make a stronger edge for threading the jute twine, punched out some holes and threaded the banner.

After getting this far in the process I can see that there are many variations that could be added. Since the letters are separate from the egg cups changes will be easy to do.

Banner so far. Tempting to add some bits of pink and lace.

Decided to add the Easter part of the banner to my Spring Mantel. The egg cups blocked the shelves so I left them off. BTW the egg cups make a great 'chime' when hung on a hook or from a window frame.

•  16 white plastic egg cups tied in a chain
•  Stencil letters A E S T R (from Staples)
•  turquoise paper/grain sack printout
•  scissors
•  garden jute twine
•  misc items: paper punch, pencil         
•  sponge brush, blue fabric paint (any paint would work)

Added some tiny Elf/Leprechauns (saved from my Mom's miniature garden decorating collection - so they are my 'favorites' this week) and a pink and white doily to my Spring Mantel. Here too is a view of the egg cups repurposed as a chime (hanging from my Tea Cupboard).

Thanks again to Angie at Knick of Thyme for her grain sack printout.

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  1. good morning Joy ... Really cute banner. I am not too much for doing banners, but some of them are so cute.
    Happy Easter,
    Audrey Z. Timeless Treasures

  2. I like the egg holders all together as the chime! Very cute banner too,

  3. Cute banner. Love the egg cups hanging all together.


  4. super cute! I may have to make one for the booth!

  5. Oh that's so sweet. A different way to use the egg cups.

  6. How fun is that! What a cute idea for usihg the plastic egg cups! Thank you for sharing at TTF. Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  7. Your banner is very cute. Love the little tea cupboard. Deb

  8. I like the egg cups hanging down rather than as a garland. They look great on the cupboard with the spider plant on the other side. Have a great day. Tammy

  9. Great find - even greater thanks to your efforts and creativity! Love the banner hanging across your hutch. Your plates and other pieces are beautiful and displayed so well.

    Thanks for sharing -

  10. Joy, I love your adorable banner and the cute little egg cups! I have been looking for some of those. What a great way to use them. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing at A Bouquet of Talent. Just followed you on Bloglovin', too! :)

  11. Love your banner, Joy! What an inventive and charming addition to your home. The use of the egg cups is brilliant! Also love those pieces that were your mom's. They are so sweet!

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  12. Very cute and creative Easter banner!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  13. Awesome! I love all the variations. The cups remind me of bluebells and cockle shells...isn't that a poem somewhere? Very good for spring!

  14. Love the grain sack print out Joy. Perfect in turquoise. Clever idea to use the egg cups as a wind chime. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. Hi sweet Joy! First of all, I must apologize for just now getting around to visit your lovely blog. I have been dealing with computer issues for the last 4 days. Thankfully everything seems to be back to normal....whatever "normal" is with computers :)

    Your banner is darling and what you did with the plastic egg cups is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your creativity with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

  16. Good morning, dear Joy! Just wanted to pop in and let you know this post has been featured at Roses of Inspiration :) Thank you for linking up last week! Hugs!


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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