Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Doorscape Props: OK Land Run (Part 1)

Occasionally I think it might help if I show you how I make some of my doorscape props.  So, I would like to share my process for making the Land Run flyers which you saw in my latest front door decor.  So here goes:

Supplies Needed:
Heavy Chipboard (I bought mine here. (Oh look it's on sale!)
ATG 714 Gun...by far the best tape dispenser in my opinion...I bought mine here.  Or you can find the pink ones at Michael's.
Heavy duty scissors (I used my Kitchen-Aid scissors)
Heavy duty stem wire (Michael's)
Hot glue gun and glue
Computer with internet
Paper (Hobby Lobby)

The Steps:
1.  I found a replica Land Run flyer by googling "Oklahoma Land Run flyer" on the computer.  I bought some distressed looking scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and printed several flyers off the internet onto this paper.

2.  Apply tape to the back of the flyer using your ATG 714 Gun.

3.  Adhere the flyer to the heavy duty chipboard.  I like to line up two sides to the edges of the chipboard so that I only have to cut the other two sides.

4.  Cut the remaining sides out with heavy duty scissors.  This is THICK chipboard.

6.  Flip over the chipboard backed flyer.  Lay a stem wire across the board and generously apply hot glue to the middle of the wire, making sure to adequately coat and cover both sides of the wire.

7.  And, finally wire it into your garland or wreath.  Ta Da!  Easy!

I should note that my door has a protective overhang, so the only things I have to worry about are fading from the sun and sometimes wind.  If you want to weatherize your decorations, I would suggest doing what I learned off of the PYL FB group from wonderful crafter, Cheryl Martin.  She typically paints her decorations on foam board and then seals them.  So, applying her technique, you could mount the flyers on foam board and seal them.  I may try this technique with my next doorscape.

Hope this inspires you to try something new!!!

Thanks for stopping by.  Take time to "Prettify Your Life"!

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

No comments:

Post a Comment

Post your comment here!