Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Episode 99: Go Thunder!!!

Hi Crafters!

My latest doorscape is in honor of the OKC Thunder who one Game 1 in the NBA Finals last night.  Go Thunder!!!  I had a lot of fun with this door.  I explored a burlap technique a little more with the basketball decorations.  I still haven't "perfected" (if you even can) this technique, but I am working on it.  I don't know if you have seen the large and small burlap decorations being sold in the stores, but that is where the inspiration for my burlap basketballs came from.  I saw a small burlap basketball for sale in a store, but it was $11... just for one!  I knew I needed 8-12 basketballs, so I decided to try my hand at creating them myself.  I made all the basketballs on my door, both large and small, for the price of that little basketball I saw in the store.  MAJOR savings!  Don't get me wrong, I don't always try to make what I see.  In fact, I have ordered some more detailed burlap decorations from the designer I saw in the store.  But, $11 for a basic burlap decoration is overpriced in my opinion.  I will make a video showing how I created my basketballs in a future post.  Are they perfect?  No.  But, I still think they are cute, and they make me smile.

Supplies needed for this doorscape:

  1. 2 rolls of 21 inch wide white deco mesh.
  2. 1 roll of 4 inch wide royal blue deco mesh ribbon.  Trendy Tree has some here.
  3. 1 roll of 2.5 inch wide orange deco mesh ribbon.  Mardi Gras Outlet has some here.
  4. 2 packages of orange glitter glamour rope.
  5. A package of cheap plastic OKC Thunder pennant garland mod podged on foam board with floral wire hot glued to the back.  I bought mine at a party supply store.
  6. Burlap basketballs (tutorial to come later this week).
Check out the video:

Now here are some pics:

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  1. I loved your door!! I had to pin your post! I have to make me some burlap basketball. Very pretty! What a great way to find your blog.

  2. Love the Thunder door! We love the Thunder!

  3. Oh my goodness...LOVE this!!! Are you still in Oklahoma? I'm in OKC! We should totally craft together (or you could just make one of these for me!) I found your blog while looking for Thunder decor...following you now :)


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