Happy Wednesday! Like many of you, we have had some dreary weather lately. I'm sure I'm not the only one who is ready for Spring! I can't wait to get started in the garden but I'm holding out for some frost free nights before I replant my containers and launch full into my annual Spring fever. Hey, it's Texas and Spring usually comes early here! Looking for other ways to brighten my backdoor view, I decided to make an oil cloth banner--one even my non-sewing friends will appreciate! If you haven't tried oil cloth, you are missing out! It is colorful and durable enough to withstand our harsh summers. I cover all of my outdoor tables with it. It can be purchased online and in some craft stores. At my local craft store I pay $5.99 a yard but I have seen it as high as $10 a yard, so you will want to shop around for the best price. The store I mentioned mails out a 30% off one item coupon so I use it to buy the yardage I need for the season.
|Cheerful oil cloth adorns my outdoor tables--from a previous Spring day|
Next, I punched 2 holes in each flag at the top corners. Then I threaded the ribbon through, leaving enough room for some ribbon to show between flags, plus several inches at each end. Once all flags were attached, I tied a small knot at each end. P.S. This cute ribbon was Christmas clearance--isn't it perfect for Valentine's day?!
Before hanging on the fence under my Valentine wreath, I used a chalk pen to write "All You Need Is Love". However, the great thing about chalkboard banners is you can personalize your message any way you like!
Do you get pre-Spring fever? How do you brighten your surroundings? Share the love!