Spring! Finally! Woo hoo!
The spring starts the birthday season in our family – every month we’re celebrating someone new. Which is totally awesome – if you’re motivated enough to keep decorating and redecorating the house with streamers and balloons every few weeks.
I, however, am not.
I mean – I totally have the best intentions. Each year I think, “This is the year I’m going to stay on top of all of this,” and each year it’s the same thing…the day before a birthday I scramble getting gifts wrapped, making/buying a cake or cupcakes, trying to get a special lunch together, etc. And then I feel like a horrible mother/wife because I didn’t accomplish everything I wanted to. Anyone with me?
So I’ve decided this spring was going to be different.
I wanted to create a decoration that would be appropriate for both boys and girls…something I could bring out on everyone’s birthday to help them feel special…something that would dress up the house a bit…and something I wouldn’t have to put tons of effort into – I know, I know, but it’s the truth.
Enter Heidi’s brand new 12″ Marquee Love letter and symbols.
These are the products I started with…
The brand new Faux Rust Paint Distress Kit, 12″ paper roll (I chose this awesome wood panel design), and my 12″ Marquee Love letters (#, H, B, D* – not pictured).**
*#HBD stands for Happy Birthday
**All of these items are found exclusively at Michaels…click here to see more from the amazing Gallery Wall collection.
I started by distressing my letters (and #) with the new Faux Rust Distress Kit. Click here to watch Heidi show how the distressing is done.
Next I traced and cut my wood paneled paper using the templates provided with each letter. Then I added my bulb caps and lights and done!
I think they look AWESOME! And they are exactly what I was hoping for. Not too feminine, not too masculine – and they totally fit in with my current decor. AND, if I want to make them a little more gender/person specific I can always change out the paper! Just perfect.
Check out the brand new Gallery Wall Collection (featuring these awesome 12″ Marquee Love letters & symbols) at Michaels Stores everywhere!