Sunday, March 8, 2015

Going Green December– Celebrate Birthday/Anniversary Reminder Wall Hanging

Step 1 – Select a wallpaper sample as your base for the wall hanging. Use this to find coordinating paint chips and wallpaper scraps to stamp your celebrate and months on and to write your birthdays on.

Step 2 – Put double stick tape around the edges of one of your 6 x 12” card board pieces, add a few in the middle. 
Decide what part of the image on the wallpaper you would like to be the focus and place your card board on the back of the wallpaper so that this image fits on the cardboard, remember that your celebrate letters and months will cover some of the image so what you really want to see should be in either the top left or right of the cardboard. On my sample you can see that the rose that I used for the color inspiration is on the right.

Once you have the card board placed trim off excess paper, leaving about 1 – 1 ½” around the cardboard. Place double stick tape on the short ends and fold them to the back. On the long sides fold in the corners, like when wrapping a present. Add double stick tape to the long sides and fold them to the back. 

Step 3 – Cut the paint chips and wallpaper pieces that you have selected for the months to 1” x 2 ¼”. Decide what order you would like to have them on the hanging, you might want to mark them on the back so that you remember when you go to stamp them. Stamp the months on them in black stazeon ink. These can now be added to the bottom of the hanging with double stick tape. Line them up with the bottom of the chip along the bottom of the hanging. 

Step 4 – Stamp the letters for celebrate onto paint chips and wallpaper pieces and punch out with the 1 ¼” circle punch. Arrange these on the hanging so that they work well with your wallpaper design. They can either be in a straight line or in a random pattern similar to my sample. Use double stick tape to secure in place.

Step 5 – Cut you ribbon into lengths about 12” to 15”. Cut 12 pieces and then a length to make your hanger. Adhere one end of a ribbon to the back of the hanging behind each month. 

Step 6 – Using double stick tape attach the other 12 x 6 cardboard to the back to your hanging.
Step 7 – Use the crop-o-dile to punch holes in the top corners. Tie your ribbon hanger to each of these holes. 

Step 8 – Use the one inch circle punch to punch out the circles to write the date and name of your friends and family on. You only need to add the number and name so for someone born on January 1st just writer a 1 and the name. 

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