I know.. we have moved into a new month of December... I am really not trying to live in the past but,
I wanted to post the "Bulletin Board" that I decorated at Church for the month of November..
I have to say, I really get into it.. It is a way for me to serve in Church and also be Crafty !!
I could not take a picture of the entire board.. I apologize.. My lens to my camera has been damaged for overuse. :( I had to use another lens.. So.. You will see it in sections.. I took a metal frame and sprayed it black.. Then I cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside it.. Then I covered it with some plaid material.. I then attempted to remember my younger years of embroidery.. ha.. I decided to embroider with Black yarn.. Yea.. Looks like an 8 year old did it.. but notice the
bird and flower.. Not bad.. That was from a little help with the amazing book.."Doodle Stitching".. by Aimee Ray... well.. you get the idea..
This was the bottom of the bulletin board.. Remember I can only staple on these boards.. I have to be really thinking 'Out of the box' when I put it together.. I cut a 34" piece of cardboard and about 4" wide.. So, I could adhere all the Burlap, mesh ribbon, flowers, leaves, pumpkins, corn, pinecone roses etc.. Then I stapled the Heck out of it.. It actually stayed up all month.. Yippee!!!
I just left the black tulle up from last months October theme..
Here is the top of the bulletin board.. It is quite large so I have to use up all the space.. I tied big sticks together to make a frame for the bulletin board and tied end pieces with plaid material.. I had to really improvise
here. (sorry, you weren't suppose to notice the stick pins..) I made a garland out of leaves and acorns.. I spray painted them gold.. I also had to treat the acorns..
( I will tell you about that later..) attached them to gold jute..
The banner I made from felt.. I made it like a pennant. I stamped November on it and sewed it to orange seam binding.. I also made a garland of leaves cut out of old vintage wallpaper...
Notice my background paper was gold..
Since the reason we have a bulletin board is for decoration.. I mean.. INFORMATION.. HA.. For each information and news I made a frame out of sticks and tied them together and added pinecones/leaves/acorns/plaid material..
OK.. You get the idea.. Enough!! I hope you enjoyed my fun way to decorate a bulletin board ...
NOTE: To all my fellow church goers.. (You know who you are)... I spent 3 hours at the church today.. Doing the "December" Bulletin Board.... All I can say is... "Glitter/The "Reason for the Season"/"Wow".. Why????... Cuz I Love You!!
Oh yeah.. the Acorns.. I read on a site, (Sorry, can't remember name)
Always treat the Acorns first before putting them into a pretty bowl for decorations.. or you will wind up with these nasty worms all over the place..
I put the Acorns into a zip lock bag and put them into the freezer for 48 hours.
Then after the 48 hours.. I laid them on a cookie sheet and put the oven on 250 degrees for 30-45 minutes.. THIS WILL KILL THOSE NASTY BUGS...
Well.. it worked and I used the Acorns in some other fun projects... Try it next Fall...