Saturday, November 12, 2011

"JOY" Banner Using Horse Harness Parts

It has been way too long since I last posted!!

We had company for the past two weeks and that made it difficult to find time to create and blog.
We are now back in our normal routine and I'm really looking forward to working on some projects and catching up on what you all have been up to.

The first project I wanted to work on was a banner that I'm linking to the Saturday Nite Special party hosted by Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors.  The theme for tonight's party is Banners/Pennants/Buntings and the rusty horse harness parts I found a few weeks ago were going to come in handy for this project.

This wonderful box of rusty horse harness pieces set me back $5.00.
For this project I used two of these hooks.
Two round pieces.
And two rectangular pieces.
I used red ribbon to attach the pieces together.
And then cut some corrugated cardboard to use as the base for the banner lettering.
I printed the word "JOY" on sheet music and glued it on the cardboard pieces.
I didn't have a spot for it in the house so I hung it on the back of my wood theater seats to get pictures.
I'm kind of liking it there and think I may just have found it's spot for the holidays.
On another note.....things are going very well at the booth.  I have been taking things in daily and it finally looks almost like the vision I had in my head.  I haven't taken any pictures yet but I promise to get some posted soon.

Thanks for stopping by!  I promise I'll be posting a lot more frequently!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Jane

56 comments:

  1. I have missed you - welcome back! Nice job on the banner too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Your banner is so cute! I would love to climb inside that creative brain of yours! Great Job!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You never cease to amaze me, Jane! This is so creative and looks great!

    ReplyDelete
  4. That's the coolest banner! Can't wait to see pictures of your booth.

    ReplyDelete
  5. So perfect. I would have never pictured that in my head. You always have such great vision.

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is amazing. You are the Queen of using old parts to make something magnificent!! I love it, Jane!

    XO,
    Jane

    ReplyDelete
  7. Love it! The colors and textures and sentiment and "junk" are warm and welcoming. Perfect for the holidays.

    ReplyDelete
  8. The red ribbon really makes it pop next to the warm wood of the chairs. Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I just had to come over and see how you could make something so ordinary into a something of beauty.
    Yup, you did it again!

    ReplyDelete
  10. The banner is very cute! Great idea!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Who looks at that box of rusty goodness and sees JOY? Fantastic job!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Way cool Jane and I like where you displayed it. Looking forward to seeing some pics of your spot!!! I have decided to get back in the business and move in a spot this Friday...needless to say...I'm real busy...but so needed a break from pricing and cleaning:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  13. That is just great! Can you send some of your creativity my way?
    Looking forward to your next project.
    Barb

    ReplyDelete
  14. Only you would think of a great idea like this Jane. As usual you have surprised me with your creative brain. It is awesome that you got all of that for five dollars!!!
    hugs from here...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love this banner. It's fantastic! Your vision for junk is unbelievable. Can't wait to find myself a box of old rusty parts.
    Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  16. Ok girlie. I am getting really tired of saying brilliant..so
    falalalala lalalala..will that do?
    <3
    xxx
    z

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is so wonderful, Jane...so original...just perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Uniquely, wonderfully different.
    of course! =)

    Nice to see you again.

    blessings
    barb

    ReplyDelete
  19. What a great way to repurpose those harness pieces! Your banner is so uniquely you! I love it! t.xoxoxoxo

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love it! Of course I love it, I wait for your projects just to see what fantastic thing you've made. I love everything you do!
    Susan

    ReplyDelete
  21. Gosh, Jane, had I seen that box of rusty parts, I would have kept on walking. Instead, you make this crazy cool banner that looks amazing. I can't wait to see your new space.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Hi Jane, love your "Joy" banner. I can't wait to see your space.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love this banner...so clever! I can't wait to see your booth.

    ReplyDelete
  24. You got the vision and the knack girl. That makes you a double threat!
    Deb

    ReplyDelete
  25. Great vision for those odd pieces. Love it! Glad your booth is doing good...I knew it would!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wow, it feels like Xmas is getting nearer Jane. I love this.

    ReplyDelete
  27. I knew that booth would be smashing just like the banner.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Rusty Stuff Rocks!! Love the banner!! genius!!

    ~Leslie

    ReplyDelete
  29. This is exactly what horse harness pieces should be used for! What an amazing creation. I'd want to leave it out all year long. Perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Well, you just put me in the mood for Christmas decor! Fabulous. I think it looks right at home on the back of those chairs.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Jane I never tire of seeing your gorgeous creations! This looks wonderful. You bring JOY to me! hugs, Linda

    ReplyDelete
  32. Really fun! Looks like you have enough pieces in that box of rusty goodness to make a few more of those beauties :) Can't wait to see pics of your booth! Chat soon, Laurel

    ReplyDelete
  33. Look at all that lovely rustic goodness! Gorgeous! I wouldn't have thought to use the bump part of the corregated cardboard but you've made me into a believer that even that can look good! Can't wait to see the booth photos!

    Jeanine

    ReplyDelete
  34. Looking at this in a quick glance, you would never know that it had old rusty parts - again, your imagination is amazing!! Love this

    ReplyDelete
  35. It's fabulous! How does your mind work? I just can't look at junk and create, what a gift.

    Carol

    ReplyDelete
  36. This is so cool ... what a great idea, Jane! TFS!!

    ReplyDelete
  37. When I saw that box of horse harness pieces I wondered where you were going to go with it. It was hard for me to visualize a banner. I was a little worried, but kept scrolling and I'm glad I did. Your banner is adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Oh my... this is so awesome... and so perfect for my own mantel! Must make a junk banner! Thanks for the kick! :)

    Shared on FJI Facebook for SNS 107. :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150444156021141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a find and am loving that banner..

    ReplyDelete
  40. love it...and love it hanging on the back of the chairs...

    ReplyDelete
  41. You have found the perfect spot...love it!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Just too cute! I have some old burlap strapping...you got me going....thanks for sharing and I have missed you...I always love what you do.

    ReplyDelete
  43. that is FANTASTIC!!!! I love it! YOu are so creative! I really enjoying seeing all your projects that you have come up with.
    What kind of camera are you shooting with when you take your photos! Your pictures are crisp!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Such a great idea Jane! I don't have any rusty bits like that so I may have to improvise. But I love the mix of the cardboard and sheet music.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Fabulous idea and such a lovely, festive piece. penny

    ReplyDelete
  46. I want one!!! Would you consider selling? :) Love it <3

    ReplyDelete
  47. Very cute! I think you have found the perfect place for it, love the way it looks against the old wood. So glad to hear your booth is doing well (not a surprise at all) and looking forward to seeing pictures of it.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for stopping by. I really enjoy reading all of your comments!