Monday, June 22, 2015

Quick Banners

Quick, easy and just the thing to add a little celebration to your home ... the Burlap Stars Banner.  This would also look super cute with bits of tattered fabric hanging between the pendants. 
And here is a new idea for you ... every wonder what to do with all those jeans your kids grow out of or that have huge holes in them?  At first, I saved the pockets so my kids to 'create' with them.  When I was thinking about 4th of July banners I thought this would be a great idea for those hundreds of pockets.  This is an eclectic assortment of pockets from various pairs of kids pants.  I sewed them together, leaving a 1 inch space between the pockets for strips of patriotic fabric.  Took me a matter of minutes to put this banner together.

Friday, June 19, 2015

4th of July Chipboard Banner

Summer is in full swing and the 4th of July is approaching quickly.  I hope everyone is enjoying their summer with vacations, celebrations, and family!!!  I've been spending the majority of my time shooting photos and spending lots of time with my kids :)  But I do have a few fun projects to share with you.
I have become addicted to making banners ... lol.  So let's start with those, as they are fairly quick and easy ... and super fun!  This is my 4th of July banner. 
Here are the Dimensions/Tips for this banner:
Each pendant is 5 1/2 x 4 1/2
(measure 1 1/2 up, in the middle to form the triangle that is cut out of each bottom section)
Gears- Tim Holtz die cut gears from chipboard (then I alcohol ink and distressed them)
Letters- I used a stencil and white paint on burlap paper, then outlined them with a pen
Trims- tan twill, cheese cloth, red and cream lace, and white ric rac
Flowers- are homemade using solid papers
Extra- wood pieces I had in my stash, and some bling (Stickles and gems)
Paper- Scenic Route "Liberty" and chipboard pieces