Summer is here!
You all know how I love the Target clearance aisle. As I have written about it before, I love to browse and see just what they have in the scratch and dent or “only one left in the store” section. So, a while back I picked up a few items to use on those “someday” projects.
One of my girlfriends had a milestone birthday back in December. Well, through a series of unfortunate events, I never got her birthday gift made. I knew she was coming over for a visit last week, so I put on my “procrastinators work best under pressure” hat and got to work! She has 3 kids, and they love to have fun together. Two of them have had swimming lessons going on already this summer. So, I dreamed up a little something cute for the kids to hang their towels on and for mom to playfully remind the kids of the ~RULES OF SUMMER~
It started with this basic corkboard/chalkboard/pegboard all in one.
I painted the corkboard part with 3 coats of yellow craft paint.
Then I used my Silhouette cutter to make a stencil of their last name and painted the letters a bright Summery orange.
I created a super-easy pennant banner from some wide ribbon I had in my stash. I just cut the ribbon into triangles. Then using bright orange embroidery thread, I made 2 large stitches at the top of each triangle attaching it to some plain white ribbon. I had recently seen some type of memo board/chalk board where someone used a pennant banner, but I couldn’t remember for the life of me where I’d seen it. A few days after I made mine, I came back across the inspiration for my banner here. Mine was very simple – just the way I like it!
I put a dot of hot glue on the back of each side of the board and attached the pennant banner. I then cut out the words “Summer Rules” in a nice hot pink vinyl with my Silhouette cutter. I attached them to the top of the chalk board.
I came up with 4 fun “Summer Rules” and wrote them in chalk. That way mom can change them up as needed.
Finally, I hung it up, with beach towels on the pegs and waited for my friend to arrive.
She didn’t even see it at first. I was exhausted from running around trying to finish it on time (since I’d put it off ‘til last minute). I couldn’t wait for her to notice, so I just said something goofy like “look over there” : )
I think she really liked it! I hope it’s a little ray of sunshine all summer long in their home.
Happy late Birthday, Jeanne!
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