24 Mar 2012

Easter Mantel Garland

{ if only we had a mantelpiece}
Christmas and Easter are only two of the occasions when I regret that we no longer have a fire place and hence no mantelpiece. I asked Lovely Husband the other day if we could have a mantel without the fire place but he just laughed. Well, we’ve got lots of big windows and to keep with the bright and cheerful decoration theme for Easter I decided to make a simple garland to hang between the curtains.

It was really easy and it took less than an hour. The technique is very similar to the one I used for the Fabric Pinwheels – basically attach two pieces of fabric together with /vliesofix/ bondaweb and cut out in the desired form. I love silhouettes so I used some Easter cookie cutters I bought on my last trip to US last year for $1 – bargain. If you don’t have cookie cutters I am sure you can find ideas on the internet.



I ironed the front pieces to vliesofix/ bondaweb and than to canvas like fabric which I bough from Ikea a while back. It is not of great quality but it did perfect job for the back of the little garland motifs.



Have a lovely sunny weekend!

Love,
Irina xx

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18 comments:

  1. ohh, this looks really nice =))
    like it! maybe I'll do something similar!

    regards
    sjoe

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  2. I like how you used the cookie cutters to make, great idea:) It looks really cute. I'm thinking about making my own Springy garland and this gives me an idea!

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  3. I like how you used your cookie cutters. I am going to try that too!

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  4. What an ingenious idea to use the cookie cutters as stencils!
    Love the spring-y fabrics you used. I agree with you on the mantel - a perfect place for decorations - but unfortunately we don't have one either!

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  5. I love how this project came together! Perfect fabrics and pallet for spring. I heard you're the newest partipant in our Typography Challenge. Welcome!
    Rikka
    Ricochet and Away!

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  6. GORGEOUS! I love this. The colors make me so excited for Spring! Using cookie cutters is an awesome idea, and one I must try.

    -Courtney from terminallydomestic.blogspot.com

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  7. So cute, simple, and "Easterish". Love! Thanks for sharing at Handmade Tuesdays!

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  8. So sweet and beautiful! Would you link this up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party? I always love your ideas! Thanks, Michelle
    http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/02/springtime-holiday-link-party.html

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  9. your garland is so cute! i love it!

    -Keisha
    queeninoklahoma.blogspot.com

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  10. This is so cute and Eastery! And really simple, thanks for sharing it!
    Feel free to share this in my link party! http://toastiestudio.blogspot.com/2012/03/made-monday-13.html

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  11. This is adorable, I'm following:) I hope you'll share this at my link party, running now through Saturday night!

    http://www.gratefulbelly.com/2012/03/whats-new-wednesday-two-and-give-away.html

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  13. I love the fabric that you used. So sweet! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

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  14. Adore the colors, so pretty! Thanks for linking up at Whimsy Wednesday! Have a great weekend!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  15. Thanks for linking up to my party! I wanted to let you know I picked your link to feature this week! See my post and grab my feature button here http://toastiestudio.blogspot.com/2012/03/made-monday-13-picks.html

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  16. I shared your banner today! Thanks for linking up to my Springtime Holiday Link Party! --Michelle http://michellepaige.blogspot.com/2012/04/easter-and-springtime-banners.html

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