Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Vintagey 4th Medallion Banner

4th Banner
I tend to like old, vintage, Americana looking d├ęcor for the Fourth. Last year was the first time I put up any decorations for the Fourth and this year I made a new “old” banner. I decided to make several medallions to use as my banner. Cut out different shapes with my Cricut Expression:
4th Medallion Banner
I found this great ribbon at Michaels for 40% off plus they had an additional 15% off your entire purchase coupon on Sunday. Yeah!
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I also found these dimensional stickers from KandCo’s Americana Collection.
Cut the ribbon and notched the ends. Adhered to the red circle and then layered the other cutouts according to size. After I took the pic I added a 2.5” circle punched red layer. Mounted a sticker in the center:
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I used red tulle ( too bright for me but I bought it for some reason and never used it) and some clothespins I’d made for one of my son’s grad banners to hang it:
4th Medallion Banner (5)
I probably would have used a cream tulle to make it more muted but….

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LuLu Kellogg said...

I love the more vintagey decorations for the 4th too! LOVE this banner!

Happy week my friend!


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Ack! Carol, this is SO cute! I love the look you came up with and layering the medallions was a brilliant move. LOVE it!

Christine said...

I really like it! I prefer the "vintage-y" look for the fourth too (although I haven't done a blessed thing for it yet!) I dig the layered look as well...

Lorilee said...

I love it! I want a Silhouette SO badly! I still need to take my Spring decorations down and replace with my Patriotic goodies.

Jenn Erickson said...

What a beautiful patriotic banner! I love the way you layered the medallion, and that fantastic flag ribbon!

Mimi said...

This is such a wonderful banner. I love how you layered the different shapes to create the medallion. Great job here!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love this, Carol! Very festive and perfect for the 4th!

Netty said...

Terrific banner, love this. xx

Michelle L. said...

Looks so good! And ya gotta use red sometimes, this is the perfect time.

Lori said...

This is awesome! Love that vintage feel to it!

Gail said...

I'm going to try something like what you kindly showed how to make (for Labor Day, Veterans Day, Flag Day, etc) thanks

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Love this, Carol! I like decorations with a vintage feel for the 4th, too. Love the clothes pins :)

Paint by Josie said...

I love this!

Jenn Erickson said...

Carol, I love the vintage style of this beautiful patriotic banner! I've featured it at this week's party!


Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

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