The Spring "I DIYed That" Blog Hop is chalk full of great ideas! If you're stopping by after seeing Lindsay's fun project over at Repurpose and Upcycle, welcome! She does the coolest stuff, doesn't she?
It's hard to believe Spring is just about here! With the time change this week and longer light in the evenings, it starting to seem more like it, even with the cold temps. So as I'm starting to "spring" up my home a little, I thought I'd share this fun project with you because it's cheap, it's easy, and it'll bring a small touch of the season wherever you decide to hang it!
If you're a crafter, you probably have most of these items around the house. If not, it won't cost much to pick up supplies:
- seed packets (I got mine at Walmart)
- hole punch
- twine or jute
- an old book (Reader's Digest books are the perfect size for this project)
- mod podge (or any kind of glue you'd rather use)
- sponge for glue
First, cut a triangle out of the bottom of a seed packet, and empty out the seeds. Use this as a template for the rest so you have consistency.
Tear out enough book pages to use with each seed packet. Use a seed packet to cut another template out of a book page. I cut about a half inch around the seed packet for my book page border. Repeat with all your book pages.
Use your book page template and cut cardstock to match it exactly. Your cardstock is the base for the book page, to give it stability. Cut enough for each seed packet.
Glue the book page on top of the card stock, and then glue the seed packet on top of the book page. Repeat with all of them. After each piece was glued, I piled them into a few different stacks and put heavy books on them for a few hours, to prevent the edges from curling up.
When they've had enough time to dry, punch two holes into the top, 2-3 inches apart.
Then string your jute through each one, attaching them. And your banner is done!
Cute and springy, right?! For this banner I chose all white and blue flowers to keep it cohesive.
If you want to simplify the entire project, skip the cardstock and book pages, and just use seed packets. I did this with herb packets, to keep with a green color scheme, and used it outside on the side of our shed. If I'm using only seed packets without the extra time and effort of the rest, I don't mind them getting beat up by the wind and rain all season long.
Thanks for stopping by today! If you get a chance to make your own banner, definitely send me a photo. Next up on our spring DIY tour is my pal Taylor from Uniquely Taylor Made. This girl amazes me. She just had a baby and STILL manages to keep up with her awesome blog. She has nonstop energy and cranks out the BEST ideas, so I hope you'll visit!
(Full disclosure: this seed packet banner was not my original idea...my Instagram buddy, Jen @my.purposed.place, did this a couple of years ago and I loved it immediately. Jen is a huge color girl and her banners were so fun and perfect for her home. Take a minute and check out her account if you can!)
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