I have put away my fabric for a while and gone back to crafting with paper. I created two girly girl banners, perfect for a new baby or little girls room.
Sweet and Angel Banners
I made my banners with My Minds Eye products, chipboard letters from Basic Grey and Recollections from Michael's, prisms from Hobby Lobby, vintage buttons, hemp twine, and vintage ribbon.
Using the Martha Stewart score guide, I scored my 1 1/2 " x 12" paper strip every 1/4th inch. You then fold accordion style on each score line, glue the edges together to create a circle. Actually like a little tube.
When this piece is pushed flat, a pinwheel is created. You have to glue it together quickly, or it will pop back up....
Here is the pinwheel front. I also have a Big Shot Die by Tim Holtz that cuts these out already perforated...the are really cute too, but are rather small...I like make really large pinwheels with 2 paper strips - 2 1/2 in wide, and scoring every 1/2 in, gluing the strips together...and you end up with a pinwheel 5 in across.
The next steps are basically just layering, and embellishing. I kept these banners pretty simple. The paper products already had some glitter, and for the "Sweet" banner I used a glitter chipboard letter. The color is a brighter pink, and it really pops!
Here I just punched holes so the pieces could be strung together...I tried just about every ribbon I had in my stash...
Finally, I went for simple...a plain white hemp cord. I threaded vintage buttons through in between each banner piece. This was not only for the look, but also to keep the banners from sliding around on top of each other.
On the "Angel" banner, I used a vintage silky cord to string the banner pieces together, and a piece of embroidery floss to string the crystal pieces (the crystal holes were too small for the cord). Also, I used cream chipboard letters, for a softer look.
Below are a few other projects I made...
A Christmas "Peace" banner for my Mom
These are the large pinwheels I mentioned earlier in this post. These pinwheels were strung together to make a birthday decoration for my granddaughter, along with the "Happy Birthday" banner made out of coasters below...
I hope you all are having a relaxing weekend also!
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