Thursday 8 September 2011

New Skills Festival- Fall Banner with Heather

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Small Fry and Co is a relatively new blog to me, Heather is a crafty mamma of two adorable girls and has lots of crafty ideas over on her blog, today she is sharing a lovely crafty fall idea....

Hi my name is Heather and I write a blog titled Small Fry and Co, The Chronicles of a Crafty Mom

I blog about recipes, redecorating, repurposing, sewing and crafting with some motherhood thrown in.  Today I wanted to share a quick and easy but super cute fall banner.

To begin you will need to print the pattern from here and cut and trace all the pieces onto the cardstock that you want to use.  You will also want to cut out your background pieces.  I used a large paper bag from the grocery store but you could use cardstock or even cardboard.  My pieces are about 5x7" but they are not all the same size.  I did that on purpose because in my mind fall is rustic and rustic is not perfect (but that is just me).  I also cut pieces of burlap slightly smaller than my background pieces. 

Next spary the burlap with a spray adhesive (which if you haven't used-you must.  It is one of my favorite crafting accessories).  Stick your burlap onto the background piece.  Lightly brush the edges of each piece with a distressing ink or a antiquing stamp pad.

 Repeat with your image.  I drew tick marks with a black pen all the way around the edge of each of my images.  I think it makes them stand out a bit more.

 Repeat with all of your pieces.

 Next to attach the ribbon hanger I placed my ribbon where I wanted it on the banner piece, then stuck a large needle through the ribbon and background paper.  I put a brad in each hole.  (On each end make sure a make a loop to hang the banner with).

 And that is it.  Super easy, cute and festive. 


1 comment:

  1. i love the natural, organic look of the banner. it's so perfect for fall.


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