Driving through rural areas, it’s likely you’ve seen iconic red barns that speckle the landscape. Hundreds of years ago, farmers would seal their barn with a varnish of some mixture of linseed oil, lime and rust, which under the sun, would turn to the coral, burnt orange or red ochre hue that we are now familiar with. When paint became more available, many people chose red for their barns to pay homage of the tradition. Whether you live on a ranch or have fantastic barnyard memories, this farm scrapbook layout will make you whinny with glee!
To create this layout you will need:
- Wide Open Places Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Wide Open Places Texture Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Wide Open Places Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Hot Fudge & White Solid Cardstocks or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Micro-Tip Scissors or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Use the sheet metal texture paper as the base for this layout.
Step 2: Cut 10 pieces various papers to measure 3-1/2″ x 1″. Adhere along the right edge of the layout for the “silo.”
Step 3: Cut a piece of diamond metal plate designer paper to measure 3-1/2″ x 1-3/4″. Add a pencil mark 1″ from the top-left corner, both down and over. Cut from marking to marking to create the angled cut. Repeat the same thing from the right corner. Adhere to the top of the “silo.”
Step 4: Cut a piece of red barn wood texture paper to measure 9″ x 10″. From the top-left corner mark at 3″ in both directions. Repeat this step on the top-right corner. Cut from marking to marking to create the angle for the barn roof. Adhere red barn wood texture paper to the layout, along the left edge, but slightly overlaps the “silo” as well.
Step 5: Cut 1/2″ strips from corrugated tin texture paper. Adhere along the top angled and straight edges for the “roof.” Trim with scissors.
Step 6: Cut a piece of White Solid Cardstock to measure 7″ x 6-1/2″. Adhere to the front of the barn.
Step 7: Cut two pieces of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 3-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. Adhere to the front of the barn for the “doors.”
Step 8: Tear the straw texture paper, adhering along the bottom-right side of the layout, over the barn doors and silo for the “ground.”
Step 9: Adhere two photos that measure 3″ x 6″ to the top of the “doors.”
Step 10: Cut a piece of diamond metal plate designer paper to measure 1-3/4″ x 3/4″. Cut the top corners at an angle. Adhere to the top of the barn.
Step 11: Cut a piece of Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock to measure 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″.
Step 12: Cut a piece of gold paper to measure 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″. Cut from corner to corner, and then in half again.
Step 13: Cut a piece of teal sable blanket texture paper to measure 2-1/4″ x 2-1/4″. Cut from corner to corner, then in half again.
Step 14: Use this triangle pieced to create the barn crest on the top of the Hot Fudge Solid Cardstock. Adhere near the top of the barn using Foam Squares.
Step 15: Cut strips that measure 1/2″ by varying lengths, adhering to the layout to journal on. A “V” on the ends with scissors.
Step 16: Adhere stickers using Foam Squares on some for added dimension. Journal as desired.
What rural recalls would you put on this farm scrapbook layout? Do you like the DIY barn and silo? Share, share, share below!