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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make DIY Concrete Countertops!! {tutorial}

8 Jul

 

Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! I’m Jessie and I blog over
at Imperfectly
Polished
.

 I am thrilled to be guest posting here today and sharing a
tutorial on our new concrete countertops!
 
The all important before and
after has to come first:) Here is what our kitchen looked like when we
bought our house two years ago:


And here it is today {with our shiny
new counters}: 

 

 We also got a new sink, faucet, made over our island, added new accessories and a table, painted, added a built-in desk, and lots more, but today, let’s focus on those gorgeous
counters.

Before we get started, let me tell you that this is a picture-heavy post
with lots of steps but totally worth every minute of it.
A kitchen our
size will cost you only about $400 to make concrete counters!!! We
estimated that our counters would have cost $4,400 to be done by the pros!
That’s a huge savings:)

Ok, wanna know how to make them?

Step 1:

Build forms. Start by measuring your current counters. Measure again:)
Make sure that you are exact. We did the counter and the backsplash so
we measured both of them the same as our current counters. Then you will
need to buy melamine board to create your forms. We got this at Home
Depot. This type of board will give your counters a smooth finish. Cut
them to the size of your counters.


Lucky for us, we know some people
with some big tools. We used 3 sheets of melamine to create our forms,
and had a little leftover.

Step Two: assemble the forms. Once
again, double and triple check to make sure you have all the pieces you
need and that they are the correct sizes. Mike predrilled each hole and
then put the screws in place so the boards wouldn’t crack.


Once your forms are built, you’ll need to find an area to pour them. We
have a 3-car garage so we used the area that we don’t normally park in.
We bought two sheets of plywood and shimmed them so they were level.

 

Then we covered them in plastic to protect them from the concrete spills
that are bound to happen.

Step Three: prep the boards for pouring. We taped off the boards
and added a silicone bead around the entire thing. This helps to keep the
concrete sealed in and also creates a slightly rounder edge on your
finished counter. Once you get the silicone on, use your finger and wipe
off the excess. Then remove your tape.


Step Four:  spray a release agent on your boards. We used a
small squirt bottle that we already owned and wiped it with a napkin to
make sure it was evenly distributed. Don’t skip this step! Our counters
slid right out when we were done.


Step five: Now it’s time to pour! We rented a
small concrete mixer for the day {cost: around $40}.


We bought a countertop Quikrete mix
through our local Home Depot. They had to special order the mix for us
and it arrived within a week. We had about 45 sq. ft. to cover in our
kitchen so we ordered 12 bags, but only needed 8. This type of concrete
is around $13.99/bag, which is about 3-4 times as much as regular
concrete. You can use regular concrete but you will have to add some
additives for extra strength and crack-resistence. This already has it in
there so you know that your counters will be strong.


Next, start mixing!


The directions say to use about a gallon of water per bag but we learned
the hard way {by repouring a couple} that you really need about a gallon
and a half. Add water until you have the right consistency {similar to
the consistency of a Wendy’s frosty}. Too much water can make your
counters lose strength and not enough can make it rocky so you have to be
careful here.


You pour half the concrete in, smooth it out, then add a wire mesh in the
middle. This helps reinforce the counters. You will need to cut this
ahead of time and leave an inch or two around all sides so that it doesn’t
stick out:) I used a trowel to smooth out the concrete as Mike poured in
it.


Once it is all poured, you will want to walk around the sides of the forms
and vibrate it to get rid of any air bubbles inside. You can use a hand
sander and push against the sides or lightly tap the edges with a hammer.
Either method will work. Then, use a smooth piece of wood {we used a
2×4} to screed the top. This scrapes off the excess concrete and smooths
out the surface for you. This will be the bottom of your counter so you
want it level so it will sit nicely on your counter.


This is how it looks when it’s
finished and ready to harden.


Step Six: Finally, cover your poured concrete
with the rest of the plastic.
This helps the concrete cure and keeps a
little bit of moisture in there.


Step Seven: demolding. Let it sit for a few days before
demolding. If you use the release agent, the counters should slide right
out as you flip them over. You can however, simply unscrew the molds to
remove them as well. Mike unscrewed them all to save his screws:)


We laid them out onto foam board
when we demolded to give them a soft place to land.
Step Eight:  finishing. You will likely have some small holes to patch.


I actually was glad we had some
because they had so much character to the finished piece. We patched ours
with a simple concrete patch from Home Depot and sanded the entire
surface until it was smooth.


We purchased a diamond grit sand
paper {on the recommendation of the many tutorials we watched} but in the
end, we aren’t sure it was worth it. They worked great {and last a long
time} but simple sandpaper would have done the same thing-you just may
have to buy a lot of it:) We used a 50 grit and a 400 grit for finishing.

Step Nine: Once it is all sanded and smooth, seal it up!


We used a high gloss concrete sealer and rolled it on. I did three thin
coats. Then put it in place. We used silicone to secure the slabs down
and to attach the backsplash pieces.


Step Ten: finish it all off with a
polish of carnauba wax
{make sure it is 100% so it is food safe} and enjoy
your pretty, polished counters!


You can see a lot more pictures of the finished product and get more
details on resources, tips, and tricks over at Imperfectly Polished!

I would love to hear if any of
you try this!
 

I can tell you that it was a lot of work, but worth every
minute!
 
We love the high-end kitchen we have now and love the price tag
even more:)

Thanks for having me!

 



Wow Jessie – your counters look AWESOME!! 
Be sure to check out  Imperfectly
Polished
for more amazing DIY projects like: 

 Dressed Up Desk

DIY Mail System {out of old boards}

DIY Sewing Table {out of an old desk}

You will love Jessie’s ideas at Imperfectly
Polished
!! 

xoxox


 
PS — It’s Friday!! And time for you to show off YOUR ideas at The Weekend Wrap Up Party!! I can’t wait to see them!!! The party starts at 6 pm MST 🙂

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"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make DIY Concrete Countertops!! {tutorial}

8 Jul

 

Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! I’m Jessie and I blog over
at Imperfectly
Polished
.

 I am thrilled to be guest posting here today and sharing a
tutorial on our new concrete countertops!
 
The all important before and
after has to come first:) Here is what our kitchen looked like when we
bought our house two years ago:


And here it is today {with our shiny
new counters}: 

 

 We also got a new sink, faucet, made over our island, added new accessories and a table, painted, added a built-in desk, and lots more, but today, let’s focus on those gorgeous
counters.

Before we get started, let me tell you that this is a picture-heavy post
with lots of steps but totally worth every minute of it.
A kitchen our
size will cost you only about $400 to make concrete counters!!! We
estimated that our counters would have cost $4,400 to be done by the pros!
That’s a huge savings:)

Ok, wanna know how to make them?

Step 1:

Build forms. Start by measuring your current counters. Measure again:)
Make sure that you are exact. We did the counter and the backsplash so
we measured both of them the same as our current counters. Then you will
need to buy melamine board to create your forms. We got this at Home
Depot. This type of board will give your counters a smooth finish. Cut
them to the size of your counters.


Lucky for us, we know some people
with some big tools. We used 3 sheets of melamine to create our forms,
and had a little leftover.

Step Two: assemble the forms. Once
again, double and triple check to make sure you have all the pieces you
need and that they are the correct sizes. Mike predrilled each hole and
then put the screws in place so the boards wouldn’t crack.


Once your forms are built, you’ll need to find an area to pour them. We
have a 3-car garage so we used the area that we don’t normally park in.
We bought two sheets of plywood and shimmed them so they were level.

 

Then we covered them in plastic to protect them from the concrete spills
that are bound to happen.

Step Three: prep the boards for pouring. We taped off the boards
and added a silicone bead around the entire thing. This helps to keep the
concrete sealed in and also creates a slightly rounder edge on your
finished counter. Once you get the silicone on, use your finger and wipe
off the excess. Then remove your tape.


Step Four:  spray a release agent on your boards. We used a
small squirt bottle that we already owned and wiped it with a napkin to
make sure it was evenly distributed. Don’t skip this step! Our counters
slid right out when we were done.


Step five: Now it’s time to pour! We rented a
small concrete mixer for the day {cost: around $40}.


We bought a countertop Quikrete mix
through our local Home Depot. They had to special order the mix for us
and it arrived within a week. We had about 45 sq. ft. to cover in our
kitchen so we ordered 12 bags, but only needed 8. This type of concrete
is around $13.99/bag, which is about 3-4 times as much as regular
concrete. You can use regular concrete but you will have to add some
additives for extra strength and crack-resistence. This already has it in
there so you know that your counters will be strong.


Next, start mixing!


The directions say to use about a gallon of water per bag but we learned
the hard way {by repouring a couple} that you really need about a gallon
and a half. Add water until you have the right consistency {similar to
the consistency of a Wendy’s frosty}. Too much water can make your
counters lose strength and not enough can make it rocky so you have to be
careful here.


You pour half the concrete in, smooth it out, then add a wire mesh in the
middle. This helps reinforce the counters. You will need to cut this
ahead of time and leave an inch or two around all sides so that it doesn’t
stick out:) I used a trowel to smooth out the concrete as Mike poured in
it.


Once it is all poured, you will want to walk around the sides of the forms
and vibrate it to get rid of any air bubbles inside. You can use a hand
sander and push against the sides or lightly tap the edges with a hammer.
Either method will work. Then, use a smooth piece of wood {we used a
2×4} to screed the top. This scrapes off the excess concrete and smooths
out the surface for you. This will be the bottom of your counter so you
want it level so it will sit nicely on your counter.


This is how it looks when it’s
finished and ready to harden.


Step Six: Finally, cover your poured concrete
with the rest of the plastic.
This helps the concrete cure and keeps a
little bit of moisture in there.


Step Seven: demolding. Let it sit for a few days before
demolding. If you use the release agent, the counters should slide right
out as you flip them over. You can however, simply unscrew the molds to
remove them as well. Mike unscrewed them all to save his screws:)


We laid them out onto foam board
when we demolded to give them a soft place to land.
Step Eight:  finishing. You will likely have some small holes to patch.


I actually was glad we had some
because they had so much character to the finished piece. We patched ours
with a simple concrete patch from Home Depot and sanded the entire
surface until it was smooth.


We purchased a diamond grit sand
paper {on the recommendation of the many tutorials we watched} but in the
end, we aren’t sure it was worth it. They worked great {and last a long
time} but simple sandpaper would have done the same thing-you just may
have to buy a lot of it:) We used a 50 grit and a 400 grit for finishing.

Step Nine: Once it is all sanded and smooth, seal it up!


We used a high gloss concrete sealer and rolled it on. I did three thin
coats. Then put it in place. We used silicone to secure the slabs down
and to attach the backsplash pieces.


Step Ten: finish it all off with a
polish of carnauba wax
{make sure it is 100% so it is food safe} and enjoy
your pretty, polished counters!


You can see a lot more pictures of the finished product and get more
details on resources, tips, and tricks over at Imperfectly Polished!

I would love to hear if any of
you try this!
 

I can tell you that it was a lot of work, but worth every
minute!
 
We love the high-end kitchen we have now and love the price tag
even more:)

Thanks for having me!

 



Wow Jessie – your counters look AWESOME!! 
Be sure to check out  Imperfectly
Polished
for more amazing DIY projects like: 

 Dressed Up Desk

DIY Mail System {out of old boards}

DIY Sewing Table {out of an old desk}

You will love Jessie’s ideas at Imperfectly
Polished
!! 

xoxox


 
PS — It’s Friday!! And time for you to show off YOUR ideas at The Weekend Wrap Up Party!! I can’t wait to see them!!! The party starts at 6 pm MST 🙂

Guest Project — Free Printable {Valentine} Love Coupons!

11 Feb


This is Kendra from Key Lime Digital Designs. I am a stay at home mom who loves to craft, eat cookie dough and read mystery novels. I am so excited to be guest posting here! Thanks Jen!
I have a fun {FREE} last minute Valentines gift to share with you!
Your sweetie is going to love it!
Printable Love Coupons!

They say things like, Good for 1 Free Kiss. Good for 1 Free Movie Night.
9 different coupons!
Just download, print, and find the perfect way to give them.
You can just add a few coupons to your valentines card or fancy them up a little…..
They are the perfect size to fit around a chapstick. Just add a touch of glue to hold it in place.
  

I’m going to drop a couple in my husband’s key dish, tie a few to his cell phone,
and maybe even slip a few in his wallet! 
I think I might also give a few to my mom attached to a cute posy clip.  
Good for 1 Free Lunch Date.
9 coupons printed on one page.
3 of them a blank, fill in whatever you want!
Update — the code wasn’t working before, but it should be fixed now: 
Download HERE and use the code TTANDJ to get them for FREE!
 {Just fill out your name and email and the download will be sent immediately to your email!}
Happy Valentine’s Day!
 Thanks Kendra –
what a sweet idea to give  anyone on your list!! 
Kendra also has a wonderful blog – These Days We…  
where she shares delightful crafts and tutorials: 
As well as great blog tutorials on things like How to Make a Blog Button
And at Kendra’s site —  
Key Lime Digital Designs, she has lovely downloads for sale like:
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bingopreview.jpg?w=275
And cute blog designs: 
 Be sure to visit Kendra at  Key Lime Digital Designs 
and
xoxo
PS: It’s Friday — and you know what that means!! 
Time to link up YOUR projects and ideas. I love spotlighting YOUR ideas. 
The party starts at 6 pm {MST}. Come by for some fun!!!

Guest Project — Free Printable {Valentine} Love Coupons!

11 Feb


This is Kendra from Key Lime Digital Designs. I am a stay at home mom who loves to craft, eat cookie dough and read mystery novels. I am so excited to be guest posting here! Thanks Jen!
I have a fun {FREE} last minute Valentines gift to share with you!
Your sweetie is going to love it!
Printable Love Coupons!

They say things like, Good for 1 Free Kiss. Good for 1 Free Movie Night.
9 different coupons!
Just download, print, and find the perfect way to give them.
You can just add a few coupons to your valentines card or fancy them up a little…..
They are the perfect size to fit around a chapstick. Just add a touch of glue to hold it in place.
  

I’m going to drop a couple in my husband’s key dish, tie a few to his cell phone,
and maybe even slip a few in his wallet! 
I think I might also give a few to my mom attached to a cute posy clip.  
Good for 1 Free Lunch Date.
9 coupons printed on one page.
3 of them a blank, fill in whatever you want!
Update — the code wasn’t working before, but it should be fixed now: 
Download HERE and use the code TTANDJ to get them for FREE!
 {Just fill out your name and email and the download will be sent immediately to your email!}
Happy Valentine’s Day!
 Thanks Kendra –
what a sweet idea to give  anyone on your list!! 
Kendra also has a wonderful blog – These Days We…  
where she shares delightful crafts and tutorials: 
As well as great blog tutorials on things like How to Make a Blog Button
And at Kendra’s site —  
Key Lime Digital Designs, she has lovely downloads for sale like:
https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/bingopreview1.jpg?w=275
And cute blog designs: 
 Be sure to visit Kendra at  Key Lime Digital Designs 
and
xoxo
PS: It’s Friday — and you know what that means!! 
Time to link up YOUR projects and ideas. I love spotlighting YOUR ideas. 
The party starts at 6 pm {MST}. Come by for some fun!!!

Guest Project — Four Last Minute Valentine Ideas!!

6 Feb
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Hello
Crafty readers @ Tatertots and Jello!
I am Hani, from Craftionary
I have a wonderful Husband whom I’m married for 2 years and together we have 
the most adorable bundle of joy; our baby boy
I love to craft and enjoy other people’s wonderful ideas too. Just keeping things organized and
knowing my own creativity; led me to blogging. Since my boy is young and hyper active
I work on projects that are safe, as he grows so will we grow @ Craftionary


Thanks Jen for having me here, I am so excited to share a few last minute valentine
gift ideas that make it all special and charming. So, lets get started


1
CANDLES WITH LOVE
  • Just as I saw these simple candles; an idea struck me and I suddenly bought them. I searched for romantic and love quotes on Google and
    found one wonderful quote that well suited my candles. I then simply
    printed and transferred the quote to each candle with vinyl sheet and
    there don’t they look lovely now? : )
  • These candles are a very romantic gift for Valentine’s Day.

2
MAGNET-HEARTS
  • I wanted to make a magnet for quite a long time and it just suddenly happened that on my last visit to Wal-Mart
    I just randomly bought magnets. Now I was surfing through my stuff and
    thought of making something with foam and there the magnet heart came to
    my mind.
  • This is the simplest thing to make. Just
    cut and glue the stack of hearts together. You can use any color and any
    number of hearts depending upon how thick you want it. I used 3 hearts.
    Then glue the magnet and beads on the back and front and leave it to
    dry. I used white glue as it dries transparent.
  • I made 2 hearts. One saying “I love you” and the other has our names on it. Both the hearts look great together. : )
3
HEART-MARK
  • Make an
    easy and instant bookmark for your book worm Valentine. A bookmark is
    something that will last forever if your valentine loves to read books.
    Whenever he/she will be reading a book, the bookmark will remind them of
    you. 
  • Draw a template on a piece of paper like
    the one on the right and cut it. Now trace the half piece on both sides.
    In this way you will have equal sides. 
  • Now cut some hearts from a
    patterned paper and glue them over. You can use hearts and red color
    papers. There is a whole lot of paper variety to choose from everywhere
    these days.
  • Make a simple braid three parts with colors of your choice. I have
    used red, orange and off-white. Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark
    and pass it through.
  • Finally make boundaries using thread in the shape of hearts and your bookmark is ready. Give your heart-mark on Valentines. : )
4
EXPRESS WITH LOVE TAGS

  • Finally the greeting card that is
    made with love tags. Cut cards into any shape you like. Here I have cut
    black and red cards into tag shape. Cut a pattern that you like from a
    paper and glue it over the card. 
  • For the out-line use golden ribbon and glue it at the back of the tags to reveal just a thin layer.

  • I crafted the “L” with buttons, the “O” thread and hearts inside, “V” with nylon net ( just cut scraps of nylon net and glue the ends to the card, the shape will automatically be formed) and “E” is simply card that is glued over.
  • A complete buttoned card looks like this. If you wanna give it a try.
  • Finally decorate it with ribbon flowers, cut-out hearts, buttons and any accessory you like. 
  • Glue the tags over the greeting card.
  • Here are two different looks of the Tag-Card. Which one do you like better? : )
  • Finally
    write all that you want inside; it would be a great idea to write your
    journey with him in the form of a poem, or a quote that defines your
    relationship.
Hope you had fun with me and these simple last minute ideas for Valentine’s Day. 
Have an awesome week!
Thanks Jen
Thanks Hani – what super ideas!! 
Be sure to check out the Craftionary for more creative projects, like: 
http://craftionary.files.wordpress.com/2010/10/nylon_purple_tulip_flowers.jpg
 https://importtestsite.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/organizingofficewithorigamicraft.jpg?w=300
Be sure to visit Hani @ The Craftionary 
xoxo

Guest Project — {Bow and Arrow} Valentine Wreath Tutorial

28 Jan
bow and arrow wreath
TGIF Tatertots & Jello readers!
I’m Maggie, your guest blogger today from Black and White {Side by Side}.
blackandwhitesidebyside image
Black and White {Side by Side} is my growing collection of do-it-yourself home, wedding and party ideas + random other things that catch my eye 🙂 Come by and check it out!
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Today, I’m excited to share with you my “Bow and Arrow” Valentine Wreath tutorial. YOU are the crafty ones I admire every weekend at the Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and I can’t wait to see what you will do with the little bit of inspiration that I hope this tutorial provides 🙂

1. Start by wrapping a 12″ straw heart wreath in yarn. I’m not going to lie, this part takes awhile. Turn on the TV, watch a movie, call a friend! It’s easy, mindless crafting, so do something fun at the same time 🙂 Also, save yourself a step and don’t bother taking off the plastic wrapping around the wreath.
cupids arrow wreath 1
2. Make “Cupid’s Arrow”. Standard 12″ dowel rods available at your local craft store are just a tad short for this project. You will need one full 12″ dowel rod and a small piece of another.
tip on cutting dowel rods
The dowel rods are easy to push through the straw wreath frame. Push the full 12″ one through first. This should cover the bottom left portion of the arrow, through the middle. Cut a small piece of a second dowel to complete the upper right portion of your arrow. Embellish with felt to complete the look you want!
DSCN7631
I used hearts for the point of my arrow and a semi circle for the bottom fin.
3. Create a custom banner.I had this “love” vinyl decal laying around, so I applied it directly to a long strip of cream felt. But don’t let me stifle your creative ideas! Individualize your banner with something special for you and your Valentine!
DSCN7629
These vinyl decals are not intended for fabric application, but hey – it worked for me! Give it a try!
DSCN7626
4. Finishing touches. I snipped the ends of my banner to make prettier tails and then attached it to the wreath with straight sewing pins. Use a hot glue gun to attach stiffened felt to the back of your banner before pinning it on.
DSCN7649
Applying stiffened felt, only to the middle of the banner.
DSCN7653
Add more of the stiffened felt to give the tails of your banner some structure.
DSCN7661

DSCN7668  

Hang with some decorative ribbon and a lovely bow!
Get it? BOW and ARROW wreath? 🙂
DSCN7691
DSCN7679
bow and arrow wreath
The little fin gets lost in the black background, but it shows the rest of the wreath so well, I had to include it!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make one for your front door 🙂
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentines Day!
P.S. Jen, Thank you so much for allowing me to guest post on your amazing site! Your positive and do-it-yourself attitude inspire me! I feel encouraged everyday when I stop by Tatertots and Jello to see what’s new! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
xoxo – Maggie

Maggie – that is amazing!!

I love the arrow through the wreath. So cute!! 
I have loved Maggie’s blog Side by Side for so long. You will love all of her awesome projects!! 
{Love this Quick and Easy Valentine Decor}
Be sure to check out all the fun happening at Black and White {Side by Side}!!
xoxo

PS — I am getting organized over at Brooklyn Limestone today!  

PPS – And am sharing a fun organization post over at Brown Paper Packages today!!I’m getting so organized!!!!

Guest Project — {Bow and Arrow} Valentine Wreath Tutorial

28 Jan
bow and arrow wreath
TGIF Tatertots & Jello readers!
I’m Maggie, your guest blogger today from Black and White {Side by Side}.
blackandwhitesidebyside image
Black and White {Side by Side} is my growing collection of do-it-yourself home, wedding and party ideas + random other things that catch my eye 🙂 Come by and check it out!
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Today, I’m excited to share with you my “Bow and Arrow” Valentine Wreath tutorial. YOU are the crafty ones I admire every weekend at the Tatertots & Jello Weekend Wrap Up Party and I can’t wait to see what you will do with the little bit of inspiration that I hope this tutorial provides 🙂

1. Start by wrapping a 12″ straw heart wreath in yarn. I’m not going to lie, this part takes awhile. Turn on the TV, watch a movie, call a friend! It’s easy, mindless crafting, so do something fun at the same time 🙂 Also, save yourself a step and don’t bother taking off the plastic wrapping around the wreath.
cupids arrow wreath 1
2. Make “Cupid’s Arrow”. Standard 12″ dowel rods available at your local craft store are just a tad short for this project. You will need one full 12″ dowel rod and a small piece of another.
tip on cutting dowel rods
The dowel rods are easy to push through the straw wreath frame. Push the full 12″ one through first. This should cover the bottom left portion of the arrow, through the middle. Cut a small piece of a second dowel to complete the upper right portion of your arrow. Embellish with felt to complete the look you want!
DSCN7631
I used hearts for the point of my arrow and a semi circle for the bottom fin.
3. Create a custom banner.I had this “love” vinyl decal laying around, so I applied it directly to a long strip of cream felt. But don’t let me stifle your creative ideas! Individualize your banner with something special for you and your Valentine!
DSCN7629
These vinyl decals are not intended for fabric application, but hey – it worked for me! Give it a try!
DSCN7626
4. Finishing touches. I snipped the ends of my banner to make prettier tails and then attached it to the wreath with straight sewing pins. Use a hot glue gun to attach stiffened felt to the back of your banner before pinning it on.
DSCN7649
Applying stiffened felt, only to the middle of the banner.
DSCN7653
Add more of the stiffened felt to give the tails of your banner some structure.
DSCN7661

DSCN7668  

Hang with some decorative ribbon and a lovely bow!
Get it? BOW and ARROW wreath? 🙂
DSCN7691
DSCN7679
bow and arrow wreath
The little fin gets lost in the black background, but it shows the rest of the wreath so well, I had to include it!
I hope you’re feeling inspired to make one for your front door 🙂
Have a great weekend and Happy Valentines Day!
P.S. Jen, Thank you so much for allowing me to guest post on your amazing site! Your positive and do-it-yourself attitude inspire me! I feel encouraged everyday when I stop by Tatertots and Jello to see what’s new! Thank you and keep up the great work!!!
xoxo – Maggie

Maggie – that is amazing!!

I love the arrow through the wreath. So cute!! 
I have loved Maggie’s blog Side by Side for so long. You will love all of her awesome projects!! 
{Love this Quick and Easy Valentine Decor}
Be sure to check out all the fun happening at Black and White {Side by Side}!!
xoxo

PS — I am getting organized over at Brooklyn Limestone today!  

PPS – And am sharing a fun organization post over at Brown Paper Packages today!!I’m getting so organized!!!!