Monday, November 23, 2009

Give Thanks Wall Hanging

If you are a fabric lover like I am, you probably have some great prints in your stash. I purchased some of the Lovely As A Tree fabric quite some time ago without any idea what I would do with it, I just wanted it for my stash. As Thanksgiving drew nearer, I thought I could make something that would showcase this lovely fabric, and still be fairly quick and easy to do. Plus it would fold up nicely for storage!!!

I took one of the Zutter 4 x 4 Chipboard Covers, some spare chipboard I had handy, two round drink coasters from a restaurant, and decided to create a simple wallhanging. I took some Coredinations cardstock (brown and tan shades) and cut it to size for the square chipboard I had (approximate sixe 4.5" x 4.5"), Modgepodged it to two pieces of chipboard, and set aside to dry. Cut two pieces of fall color fabric sized 4" x 4", and fringe all four sides. Glue the fringed fabric to your brown/tan covered chipboard. Cut smaller pieces of fall color cardstock (I used orange), then cut a second piece of fall color cardstock ( I used yellow). Use a border punch and cut a small decorative strip. Layer and attach it on top of the fabric covered chipboard, and add a Thanksgiving phrase or greeting ( I used Give Thanks).

Next, cover one circle and the 4 x 4 Zutter chipboard square with fall themed fabric, (I cut some of the border squares out of the Lovely As A Tree fabric. I attached the fabric with Modge Podge. When dry, use a Martha Stweart Gold Pen to trace around the edges for a bit more color.

For the final circle, cover it with some fall theme fabric (I used Lovely As A Tree again), and die cut flowers using the fabric and some of the same color cardstock that you used on your Give Thanks squares. (If you are using Coredinations Cardstock, make sure you sand the cardstock to reveal the base color too.) Using a brad, attach the flower to the fabric covered circle.

Now you can bind all your pieces together. I used the Antique Brass Owires to tie my project together. I linked my pieces starting with the circle, two square phrase, then angle the 4" x 4" Zutter Chipboard, and finish with the flower square. After you have punched your pieces and attached them together, punch two holes in the top of your piece, and thread a ribbon through. Tie with a bow.

Add three beaded jewelry dangles to the bottom of your wall hanging, give a little spritz of irridescent Glimmer Mist to your project, and you are finished!

Give it a try...and thanks.
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Shelley Haganman said...

Isn't this pretty! Great project!

Unknown said...

That's cute! I really like it.

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Rita Barakat said...

Awesome project! TFS!

caroline said...

So nice...I m french and have a question...I ve just bought my bind it all v2 and i don t know how to do to punch with the bind it all only 3 or 4 holes in the middle of a projet...can you help me? Thanks, caroline