I realize that simple is a relative term. This project may have been simple to me because I purchased everything I needed for it this time LAST YEAR (Lord, help me) so that obviously simplified things this year. I also actually finished it in one afternoon which means it must have been simple, right? I can not think of one other project I have finished in the last two years. Craft supplies come to my house to die on the regular.
Anyhow, I saw this pin around this time last year and thought “Hey! I can do that.” I was just coming out of the first trimester hell hole and thought I had all the energy in the world. Bless her heart. Even though it didn’t happen last year, I’m so glad I got myself together this year because I love how it turned out! (There is an awesome tutorial on the other end of that pin but I switched it up a lot to make it even easier!)
I went with a Thanksgiving/Fall themed print instead since I’m not big on Halloween decor and ordered this download-able dining set from Caravan Shoppe for only $5! I also got this Christmas one in hopes to do the same thing then. I was surprised to see that you actually get a TON of different printable in each of the packages in different sizes which makes it a great value to me. We all know I looove a printable.
After I downloaded everything I got on the Walgreens website and ordered an engineer print (36″ x 48″) for less than $10 I’m pretty sure.
Here’s what else I used:
– Hot glue
– Skinny Ribbon (She used black, I could only find white in the right size at Hob Lob)
– Something to hang it with (I used fatter ribbon I had on hand but I don’t love the look of it. I might change it to burlap ribbon)
– Tape measure
I taped the print to the burlap with painters tape, measured a three inch boarder all around, used the tape measure and chalk to draw a semi-straight line on the burlap, and cut! I like the frayed edges look and honestly that was the most annoying part of this whole thing so if you don’t mind the straight edges I would skip it.
After that I used the hot glue to stick the ribbon to the print. Make sure you put news paper or paper towel underneath because the glue will seep through the holes in the burlap! I was skeptical that just gluing the ribbon would be strong enough to hold the print to the burlap as well but it seems like it was. It’s been hanging on my wall for several days with no issues.
To finish, I hot glued the ribbon to the back, tied and bow, and hung! Full disclosure, mine it actually being held up by two thumb tacks in the upper corners because it laid funny if I tried to hang it from the ribbon. In the actual tutorial she shows you how to use some sort of stick so you can actually hang it by a string but I was trying to keep it easy!
I love how it turned out! This huge blank wall normally drives me nuts so I love to see it take up the whole space. Here it is a little closer:
What do you think?! Honestly, if I can do it, you can do it! #solidarity