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A View Fit for an Office – Easy Wall Decor

Hello it is Arin here and if you are joining me from the Xyron Teresa Collins Designs/CardMaker Blog Hop you are in the right place. If not, you will need to head over to the Xyron Blog and see what all the fabulous designers have cooked up using the cute and very versatile collections of Teresa Collins Designs.

What I did was some thing super simple.  In my Teresa Collins box of “happy mail” I scored the” You Are My Happy” collection and her Basically Essential stencils and combining it with Xyron’s Double Sided High Tack Tape, I decided to cook me up some wall art for the office.

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Here is how I did it!

First I took a 8×10 wooden wall plaque base and painted it white and lightly sprayed a paper towel with Heidi Swapp Color spray and rough covered the wooden plaque.

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Then I measured out and cut the 12×12 “You are My Happy- Spectacles Paper”. Using some washi tape, I taped down the 8×10 stencil over the design paper.

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Using some Heidi Swapp Color Shine, I lightly sprayed the surface and allowed some time to set and dry. Once I carefully removed the stencil, I used some wet wipes and cleaned up perfectly.DSC_7773

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Using Xyron Double Sided High Tack Tape, I applied it to the 8×10 painted wooded base and then secured the altered design paper pressing down gently to smooth out. I am telling you this top sheet isn’t going anywhere! That stuff sticks better than anything I have used! One of those products were if you have issues with commitment, you better shy away! 🙂

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I then sanded down and inked the edges using Close to my Heart Slate ink pad.

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Wall Art with edging done

I know you see me say, “There you have it! Easy peasy!” all the time, but seriously, you could not get any easier for something that will add some fun whimsy to any wall.

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Taking a Stab at Becoming a Prima Ribbonista with May Arts!

Happy weekend all!  Today I am posting in response to round one of May Art’s Design Team Call!  I am super excited about this call and have been waiting for opportunity ever since I spent some time at their booth at 2013 Winter CHA!  To be a Prima Ribbonista would be such an honor so I hope these below projects and tutorial catch their eye enough to advance me to the next round!  Fingers crossed and wish me luck!

Summer Ribbon Wreath Tutorial!

Materials Needed:

  • May Arts Ribbon
  • Wooden flat craft ring (found at any craft supply store)
  • Silk flowers
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Buttons
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Hot Glue
  • Tape
  • Scissors

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Step 1: Wrapping Flat Wooden Ring – Using May Arts ribbon, tape end to the back of the wooden ring and begin to wrap. Once finished hot glue end.

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Step 2: Assembling Silk Daises – First pull off stems and pop out plastic center.  Sew button onto the middle of the daisies using a tapestry needle and Baker’s Twine (a tapestry needed works best for pulling through the many layers of the silk flower).

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Step 3: Assemble Wreath – Using a hot glue, arrange and attach each daisy to the bottom corner of the wreath.  Then add three coordinating buttons to the top corner for balance.

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Step 4: Finishing Wreath – Using a 18-inch of coordinating ribbon, fold in half and loop over the top center of the wreath to form a slip knot. Tie at the top of the ribbon and trim ends.

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Now doesn’t this wreath just scream summer! I already have it hanging on my front door hoping it will encourage the sun to overpower our Southern California “June Gloom”.

Using ribbon in projects is like icing a cake.  It really finishes the projects and makes them truly appealing. Here are a few more projects where the ribbon certainly adds that needed W-O-W factor!

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Thank you for taking a peek at my attempt to become a Prima Ribbonista!

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