Thursday, February 11, 2010

Line it Up!

With Valentine's Day is just about here!

Wouldn't it be lovely to add some form of decor to the home? I love doing that - ushering in the different festivals with simple touches of love, all around our place. So today, here's a tutorial on how to create shelf liners using the BIA!

Materials Needed:
  • 1-2 Sheets patterned paper / cardstock
  • Bind-it-All
  • Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Decorative punches
  • Stickers/embellies

 First up, grab a sheet of 12x12" patterned paper / cardstock. Something to match your home, as well as the theme. Cut the paper into three equal sections. You may need more paper if your shelf is very long.

Next, you'll need to fold about an inch lengthwise on each piece of paper. This can also be done with a scoring tool like the Scor-it-All.
Now comes the precise bit. Lay all three pieces on the shelf that it's intended for to get the length needed. Of course you can measure the shelf, but I like to eyeball my projects=). Once this is done, attach all three pieces, or more if you have a super duper longggg shelf, to form one piece of liner. See the markings on the back of my liner? I drew a solid line right done the middle of the entire liner, before measuring the rest of the liner to help guide me on where to punch my butterflies later, so that they all line up. This measurement will depend on the size of punch used. Punch out where you'll like your butterflies, lace etc. to be.

Once this is done, we'll run our liner through the Bind-it-All, on the side which is folded, as one continuous line. See, there's no limits to the project length a BIA can take! Part of its beauty=) You will also notice in this picture how I used my dotted lines to guide me in punching the butterflies, i.e., right down the middle of the butterfly.

So here we have an almost completed liner, with the holes punched out beautifully using the Bind-it-All! To add ribbons to this project, we'll weave the ribbon through the holes, tying the ends with a butterfly knot each.
As a final touch, you might like to add some stickers of embellies of your choice. And there you have it - a completed shelf liner to don your home with. Here's wishing you and yours a Valentine's Day filled with hugs and kisses!

Zutter Zister DT Member Sophie Sim


Shelley Haganman said...

I SOOOOOO love this project! Very creative and inventive!!! Love it!

Jennifer Priest said...

Super cute!! Love this idea ;)

Lynne Forsythe said...

Sophie.....JUST THE CUTEST!!! adorable....great job!