Happy Spring Banner

Between yesterday after dinner and part of the evening today I have completed a very cute and simple hybrid project.

I created a spring banner with some 7 coasters I picked up at Red Lobster 🙂 (I had 7 coasters, since I picked 5 up when we went with my parents around Christmas, and 2 more on a later visit with DH, so it worked really well with the letters I planned to use: one coaster for “happy”, and one each for the 6 letters in “spring”). 🙂
Yesterday I designed the LOs, printed them out on normal paper, cut them out (cutting out circles is soooo boring! ;)), and stuck all 14 of them to the coasters with Mod Podge (of course, I made the banner double sided).
I debated whether to create a horizontal banner as inspired by jjstar, but I wouldn’t know where to hang it.. and I suddenly had the inspiration: create a vertical banner! We have a few hooks in the ceiling in our house (there’s one in the kitchen, one in the living room and one in the 2nd bedroom)  so it worked out perfect!
Today I finished the circles brushing them with Mod Podge: I applied 2 layers of Mod Podge perpendicular to each other as inspired by jjstar’s creation, and I love the texture!!
I punched holes in the coasters with my Crop-a-dile. Finally, since I only have very few ribbon at home (red, black, and autumn inspired!) I used twine to connect the circles – it turned out very cute!


Bleached Cardboard, Monograms vol. 1 and 2, Tiny Paper Flowers (all with some recoloring) by Sugarplum Paperie

Paper shapers by Britt-ish Designs

White Vellum Alpha – Designs by Tater

I still want to buy some ribbon that matches the colors to embellish it a bit, but it’s already very cute as it is!
The most painful thing of the whole project was taking a picture, because of course the banner keeps spinning around and it was hard to get a shot with all the letters showing up! 🙂
It’s amazing how only a few months ago, when I first started hybrid, this project would have taken me days and days to finish! I’m really proud of myself – and so happy I got into hybrid in the first place! 🙂

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