Friday, March 1, 2013

Spring Centerpiece by Tya Smith

Hello all - I am so happy to be able to share this bright and cheery Spring centerpiece that I made using some beautiful papers from Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring Collection and my trusty Scor-Pal! I am hoping that if I put this up, that spring will come that much sooner! :)

Here is how I put this fun project together:

All papers, and stickers - Little Yellow Bicycle Hello Spring Collection
Spring Floral Branch(purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Wood Tall Box (purchased at Hobby Lobby)
Paper Shreds
Monofilament for hanging shapes
1 1/8 oval punch
Decorative edge punch
Twine and various ribbons for decoration and embellishment

This project features 3 different elements that I made with my Scor-Pal. The birdhouse, the butterflies and the kites. I will show you how to make each one:

The birdhouses were made following this tutorial that is found on the Scor-Pal Project Site under Advent Houses. I just did not add a cut out door or window and opted for a Brown Cardstock oval cut from an oval punch for the opening. Decorate the roof edges with a decorative edge punch and some ribbon.


To make the butterflies you will need to cut 2 rectangles from either cardstock or pattern paper. The rectangles here are 3 x 3 1/2 inches.  After you cut these out, I just rounded the outside corners with my scissors to make the shapes as shown below.

 Next I lined the shapes up and make score marks every 1/4 inch

 Next - glue the 2 shapes together as shown

Add 2 brown cardstock ovals to the front and the back of the accordion folded shapes. I then added a cute butterfly sticker to the front for some added decoration.


To make the kites I took a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch square and scored it right down the middle going both ways:

Next you will simply fold the 2 outer edges to the center line to make a kite shape like below. Glue these 2 edges down.

Cut some thin strips of coordinating cardstock to the front to make the cross sections of the kite. Attach some baker's twine to the bottom of the kite for the kite's tail and add some tiny ribbon knots onto the baker's twine.

To attach the shapes to the Floral branch, I simply poked a small hole in the top of my shapes and fed the mono-filament twine (similar to fishing line) through the hole, tied a knot and added it to the branch.

I hope you will try these cute and fun techniques out for your own Spring Centerpiece. I love that I can add such fun little details to my home decor projects using my Scor-Pal! I hope you will too!

Happy Scoring!


Ravengirl said...

How cute is this and so timely too! I'll be making a birdhouse very soon for sure!

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