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Location: Orem, UT

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Springtime Décor Tutorial by Jenny

Check out what we're going to learn how to make today with a step-by-step photo tutorial by Jenny Chesnick:

Jenny Supplies: Gleam Paper (35414) - Hello Sunshine, Breezy Paper (35406) - Hello Sunshine, Glow Paper (35408) - Hello Sunshine, Radiant Paper (35396) Hello Sunshine, Sparkle Paper (35410) - Hello Sunshine, Dainty Paper (35404) - Hello Sunshine, Spree Paper (35400) - Hello Sunshine, Delight Paper (35399) - Hello Sunshine, Fabric Brads (85544) - Elements, Sunny Side (72010) - Delights, Sunbeam (72011) - Delights, Sunshine (72012) - Delights, Good Morning (42194) - Remarks, Twine (58477) - Specialty Ribbon

Jenny says, "I am a huge fan of altered items for my home. When I received Hello Sunshine I knew this line was perfect for some springtime décor! I picked up this birdcage at my local craft store and was itching to do something fun with it. So let’s get started!"
1 I used five sheets of patterned paper and punched out 3.75” circles from them and then cut the circles in half. As a base line I used the edge of one of the sheets of patterned paper then started layering my half circles up the back.
2When you are finished layering the half circles it should look something like this:
3 The backside is by far was the most time consuming part of the project. Now onto the fun stuff, decorating! Once I was done with the back I moved on to making some accents to decorate my birdcage. I used a handy die I have to create six pinwheels. This die is awesome! It not only cuts your lines it also punches the holes you need to put your pinwheels together.
4I finished off the pinwheels with fabric brads. I used fabric because they are flat and create a nice base for adding embellishments.

5I used the pinwheels as the base for the back, layering them up in a pleasing pattern. I also
attached Delights to the centers on several pinwheels.
6To finish up the project I added some more elements from Hello Sunshine. I used pretty butterfly Delights, Remarks stickers, and more floral Delights.
9Once I inserted the back into the birdcage I used the tutorial from Alisha to create a small circle banner to attach to the front alongside the other elements.
8When all is said and done you have a lovely piece to hang anywhere in your home!

7 Such a beautiful piece of art Jenny - thanks for sharing your tutorial with us!

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