Sunday, March 23, 2014

Easter Ephemera Stand Up - Tutorial

We absolutely love how this project turned out.

If you love it too, follow the steps below to make your own Easter Ephemera Stand Up.

Step 1: Gather your materials:
Foam board, X-Acto knife, emery board, pencil,
scrapbook paper image that will be mounted onto foam board,
brown wrapping paper or contrasting scrapbook paper big enough to cover the image cutout, a bottle of Mod Podge, 2 paint brushes (Mod Podge and paint), and a small bottle of paint (color should match, or compliment, image).
Step 2: Cut around the image with your X-Acto knife.

Note: Leave a small border around the image. This helps to adhere it to the foam board.
Step 3: Spread Mod Podge on the back of the image you just cut out. Glue it to the foam board. Smooth out any wrinkles. Allow to dry completely before continuing to the next step.
Step 4: Cut a piece of the brown wrapping paper so that it covers the foam board. Mod Podge the brown paper onto the back of the foam board (the side with no image). Again, let it dry completely before proceeding.

Step 5: Now, cut the image out of the foam board. This time it will have a front and back.
Step 6: Take the emery board and lightly file down the overlapping paper. Once finished, all the paper edges will be even with the edges of the foam board (see the picture above). Next, paint the edges and let it dry. 
Step 7: Using the leftover scraps of foam board, cut a strip. Use your Mod Podge as the glue and wrap the strip in brown paper or contrasting scrapbook paper. Once it is dry, using your knife, cut a slit in the back. Note: Do not cut all the way through. Bend the section back, now there are two sections to your stand.

Step 8: Line up the bottom of the stand with the bottom of your image and glue it on. The back of the stand (where the slit/notch is) should be facing down and the notch should be at the top of the stand. 

Tip: We used the small bottle of paint to to help hold the stand in place while the Mod Podge dries.

Here's our finished lamb ephemera stand up. Isn't it a lovely addition to your Easter dinner table? Simply adorable!

Stay tuned for our next tutorial. 

*All of the paper and embellishments used in this project can be found at LaurieAnna's Vintage Home.

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Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a wonderful vintage feel! Thank you for such a nicely detailed tutorial!

Nancy said...

Thank~You for the Tutorial, this is going to be fun!


Claudia said...

Love these! We did ours with thicker wood so that we didn't need the stand thingy, it stands up by itself.


Very sweet♥

Shabby chic Sandy said...

That looks great--I love it. What a fantastic project!