Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A "Banner" Crop of Gratitude with Tute

OK I've gone a little overboard on the banners. I think I'm done because I really need to be working on some more stuff for the craft show I'm doing later this month but I decided to do one more banner so here 'tis:
It's hard for me to get a good shot of the whole thing so here it is broken down into two parts:
Here's the tute:
Create letters of varying sizes ( you could use varying fonts too but I used the same one)
Print out on lightweight cardstock. I used cream. Cut out each letter and adhere to slightly larger black panel.
I used my Cricut (Accent Essentials cartridge) to cut out scalloped edge squares of patterned paper but you could use a large punch or decorative edge scissors to do to the same . Adhere to black cardstock:
Adhere your letters to your prepared panels using foam dots. I put every other letter at an angle because...I did ( you thought there was a plan?).

Grab some clothespins. I bought a ton when one of the Dollar Stores was going out of business. Use your patterned paper scraps to cover one side of your clothespins. Grab some embellishments. I used paper flowers, buttons, and adhesive rhinestones:
Plain clothespin, paper to fit, paper flower, button, completed pin ( OK minus rhinestone but you get the gist)
Once all of your clothespins are assembled, line them up and take a picture cause they're cute:
See, there are the rhinestones
Tulle has become my new favorite banner hanging thing. The rolls of it they sell with the wedding stuff not the kind on bolts in the fabric store. It's inexpensive, sturdy and and plus it's tulle. What's not to like?  Clip your letters to your tulle ( I roll it out as I go along so I know how much I need) and you're done! Here's a close up of one of the letters:
OK this is mostly because I am playing around w/ settings on my camera and figured out my color accent thingy
I don't know how to attach it but I did make a pdf of the letters so if you would like it, just email me.
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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

You are ON FIRE with these banners? Want to make a few for me? :) Love the clothespins and the skewed letters. Really cute!

Chrissy said...

Oh, what a great banner! I love your ideas!! You are so inspiring!

Our Hopeful Home said...

I love the clothes pin idea ~ I've used them before for other crafts and am amazed at all the things they can do! Beautious! So when am I geting mine?

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out great! I love how you used the tulle and clothespins, too!

Karena said...

Really love your project !!

Come and see my latest find, would love your comments, I will also have a new giveaway soon!

Art by Karena

very merry vintage style said...

I LOVE these clothes pins... How cute and they can be used so many ways.

Jennifer Leigh said...

Love it. The clothespin idea is awesome!

Amy Meyer said...

Great job on the banner! I love it and just might have to make one myself!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Love your banner! Very nice job! :)

Lisa said...

I love your banner also. I came from one blog that did mention it. Lovely.

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I made you banner and posted here: http://gratefulprayerthankfulheart.blogspot.com/2010/11/gratitude.html

Thanks for sharing :)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This is a super idea. Thank you for sharing it with us. Very, very nice.(-: