If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that pink is my favourite colour, so I’ve invited a few bloggy friends to do some pink guest posts. Let’s just call them the Pink Ladies.
Pink is the word… is the word… that you heard.
It’s got groove… it’s got meaning.
This week please welcome back one of the original Pink Ladies… Danni from Silo Hill Farm.
When Tuula asks you to do a guest post for a Monday, it’s gotta be pink. Pink is still not something that goes with my decor but lucky for me it’s getting close to Valentine’s Day and that is when pinks and reds sneak into my house.
This little fence panel project was pretty quick and inexpensive. It also incorporated a few things I’ve wanted to try like a paper medallion and washi tape bunting. Don’t those two things just scream “PARTY!” (Just looking at them makes me think about throwing a Valentine’s Party with Pink Champagne.)
I picked up this little fence panel at a garage sale several years ago for a dollar.
I figured I could do all kinds of fun things with it and I still plan to, however, I’ve only used it in one other project….
|Old Glory Picket Fence|
Funny thing about that picture…..the fence panel looks huge. It’s not. It’s about a foot high, which makes it perfect for some indoor fun.
The first part of this project involves a washi tape banner. The problem with washi tape is it’s thin and semi-transparent, so you need some kind of backer for it to make the color pop and to stiffen it up a bit. I found that using a template was the easiest way for me to do that. You can find one by clicking the link below.
I just cut a strip from the template, laid some bakers twine across the top and taped it down on the ends.
Then I folded the washi tape over the top of the string, lifted it up carefully and folded it down the back side. Then all you have to do is carefully cut out the triangles. Cut as close to the string as you can without cutting through it. Pretty easy, right?
Next, I wanted to make a paper medallion. There are several tutorials online, but this is one of my favorites from my friend Sherry over at Thrift My House…..she calls them Pinwheels….
This is the one I made. I think I should have put more folds in it. I added some washi tape to the edge before folding it.
So here’s where we’re at on this project……
I’ve got my fence panel, my pink washi tape bunting, my pink paper medallion and some pink punch-out numbers. Everyone who knows me can pretty much guess I’m going to make this as temporary as I can because like I said, I have more plans for that fence panel, so, I tied the bunting on to the back. I also used a dab of hot glue to fasten some twine on the back of the medallion and tied that on too. I stuck 2 little glue dots on the back of the numbers and put it all together….
Pretty in pink don’t ya think? I do have a few other pink projects that I’ve done for Valentine’s Day…..
|Valentine Candy Boxes|
|Two-Ingredient Cherry Fudge|
|Ombre Candy Glass|
And since spring is just around the corner (right?!) here is a pink wreath…
|Sweet Spring Mini Wreath|
I hope that is enough pink to get you through for awhile! Thank you for letting me be a Pink Lady again Tuula. It’s always a pleasure to be here for Think Pink Monday!