Guys! I am so exited to show you my welcome spring dropcloth sign! This was a totally spur of the moment project for me. Let me paint you a picture. I was supposed to be leaving for Alaska in less than 12 hours. I still needed to pack, but what am I doing? Playing in my art studio, whipping up not one, but two of these lovely things. I think you could say that I work well under pressure.
I have been wanting to create a few of these beauties for my home for a while, and when I thought about what I could do for some new spring decor items in my home, these were at the top of my list.
Optional Items: I used my rotary cutter and cutting mat to cut out my fabric. You can use scissors, but I love using my rotary cutting tool.
Silhouette CAMEO Starter Bundle ( I did not use a this product, however bad I do want it, I was able to do some freehand scrip on my banner, but if that is not your thing, you most definitely could us this to create a stencil or vinyl lettering.)
OLFA Rotary Cutter
Omnigrid 12-1/2-Inch-by-12-1/2-Inch Quilter’s Square
I started out by cutting my dropcloth to size. I decided I wanted it to by 16W by 18L.
The next step was to create the point at the bottom. I measured 8 inches into the center to find the middle of the fabric. I then marked it there. I measured up each side of the fabric at 5 inches and made marks on each side.
I then connected the dots with my quilters ruler and cut along the edge to create the angles.
Just like so.
I then folded each side in 1/2 inch to hem the sign. Once the sides were folded and pinned, I did the same to the angled sides.
Once it was all pinned, I sewed it up.
After I hemmed the sides I made a pocket for the dowel to go through. I folded the dropcloth over the dowel to get a rough measurement. I then pinned it and made sure it was even. A quick sew across the top and the pocket was created. I had enough dowel for two so I decided I better make an extra. You can never have too many dropcloth signs.
Now to create the script to go on the sign. I used a pencil to lightly sketch in my design, which I then traced over with my sharpie marker. This is where having a handy Cameo would come in handy since you can make a quick stencil or even use vinyl to create this sign. I am still a little old school. I like to freehand.
Here it is all done. Currently it is hanging above my mantle. I love it. I can definitely feel spring coming on slowly.
I also made this one that is going to be hung in my breezeway as a reminder for my kids as they come and go from school. Be Nice. Simple and sweet. O have a feeling I will be making more of these in the future for various occasions and holidays. It is a sweet and easy way to decorate without overpowering your home and in my opinion, they are quite stylish as well.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my spring dropcloth sign and try making one yourself/
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