Saturday, March 30, 2019

SIMPLY SPRING | Spring Wall Decor with Jennifer

Spring is finally here and what better way to celebrate than to create a "tweet" wall hanging. These cute lovebirds were made using the Simply Spring collection and a coordinating cut file.

To create the wall hanging, I first welded the birds, branch and flowers together,  to create a template. Then using the offset tool in my Silhouette software I created a border around the entire design which also included the heart and leaves. Both pieces were cut out of cardstock, as shown below. The cardstock templates were then used to trace the designs onto 1/8" mdf board. The pieces were cut out using a scroll saw and sanded to smooth the rough edges.  (Layers of chipboard or foam board could be used instead, if you don't want to use a saw.)
For the smaller pieces, like the flowers, leaves and birds I used layers of chipboard.
All the pieces were covered with patterned papers from the Simply Spring collection, textured cardstock or Petite prints. The chipboard pieces were stitched with embroidery floss for some added detail and then layered on to the wood cutouts. 
I loved the bumble bee Doodle-pop and added him to the chipboard heart. I also used some heart shaped sprinkles on each bird's chest and round ones for their eyes.  Below, you can see I used some larger sprinkles in the center of the flowers as well.

Some twine was used to tie my "Springtime" title in place. To finish off the project I decided to add a few colorful raindrops.
The chipboard raindrops were covered with cardstock on one side and attached to some thread. Once dry the other side of the raindrops were covered with cardstock and then both sides were covered in glitter.
Doodlebug Supplies: 
Simply Spring - Two Birds Cutting File
Simply Spring - 6x6 Paper Pad
Simply Spring - Playful Plaid 12x12 Double Sided Cardstock
Simply Spring - Chit Chat Die Cut Pieces 
Simply Spring - Bloomin' Bugs Doodle-pop
Simply Spring - Spring Sprinkles
Textured Cardstock (colors: Cupcake, Bumblebee, Grasshopper,  Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Cinnamon, Swimming Pool, Wisteria)
Dot-Stripe Petite Prints Cardstock - Pistachio
Doodle Twine - Lilac
Other Supplies: 1/8" MDF, chipboard, embroidery floss, glitter, thread, paint.


  1. This is just the cutest!! You never cease to amaze me!

  2. How darling and
    a fabulous idea!
    Carla from Utah

  3. Such an adorable wall hanging--Love the idea of a skill saw for a more sturdy project. :)

  4. As soon as I saw this on Pinterest, I knew that the artist must be Jennifer! She is so talented. I love her work!!


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