Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s party!’ ~Robin Williams
I know this posting isn’t for everyone, but all you antler lover’s out there will love to see how this was done using only straight pins!
FYI, Mr. Cottage and I went to an estate sale almost two years ago because it was near our cottage. The ad said they had lots of guitars and Mr. Cottage wanted to look at them. While he was doing his thing, I spotted these antlers for only $12!
You can see my tutorial on how I made this cover and put them on the wood plaque here. This plaid flannel is perfect for fall and winter, but now that it’s almost spring I thought it needed perking up.
I went through a lot in covering it with the plaid and I didn’t want to ruin it by gluing flowers all over it or to take it apart. That’s when I came up with my own idea! A quick trip to Michael’s and back and I began my project. I was all out of scrap white fabric, so while at Michael’s I bought a white bandana (I didn’t want to take the time going to another store). This worked out perfect for my needs. I was afraid the plaid might show up between the flowers and the edges, so I decided I needed to cover this plaid up with white or cream.
Ha, how do you like my little lamb above…lol? Anyways, I started by putting the corners of the bandana on the diagonal at the bottom. I folded the excess under and used a straight pin, as well as on the sides.
To go around the actual antlers, I used a pen to make marks to guide my cutting. (See the arrows above.)
After cutting, I took the excess fabric and pinned it to the original plaid.
I cut or pulled off all the flowers from their stems so it would be easier to pin.
For every flower or leaf I added, they were all pinned into the plaid material and the stuffing behind it.
Even though it was looking great, I had something else to add to it.
They definitely needed butterflies. The only butterflies I had were paper and without stickers on the backs. So I did use just a drop of Scotch Tacky Glue Quick Dry on each of them. I held them in place for a few seconds or until I knew they would stay put.
Even if Mother Nature doesn’t agree, it’s starting to look more like spring around our house, and that makes me happy!
I’m sharing at the following parties you can see here.