Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Medieval Theme Decorations: Coats of Arms

For an upcoming boy's birthday party, I have started working on Medieval themed decorations.
This project is really easy, only costs a few dollars and looks great.

DIY Coats of Arms
  • adhesive backed sheets of craft foam
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • template for shield shape-create your own or find one online
  • template for medieval emblems such as crosses, stars, fleur de lis
This project is actually very easy. By using craft foam with adhesive already on the back, you can eliminate the glue totally!

Shield Template I used

Step one:
  • Using your template, draw around the shield shape on the back side of the craft foam
  • Cut out the shield shapes

Black shield shape

Template for emblems
Step Two:
  • Find clip arts shapes-I used crosses, fleur de lis, stars and simple bands of colour
  • Draw around the templates on the back side of coloured craft foam
  • Cut out the shapes
  • Peel and stick the shapes onto the shield background
That's it! So easy! The hardest part is cutting around the shapes. Curves are more difficult than straight lines.

For extra credit-cut the shields into halves and quarters and switch the colours around, as shown above.

Stick the shields up around the party room to add to the royal atmosphere.

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