Unless of course I make something last minute next week which I probably will since I called this final. I thought my mantle needed some "bunting". What do you think?
I made coffee filter and crepe paper medallions and used up some patriotic bear iron on transfers I picked up "because they were a steal deal" words that are a permanent fixture in my vocabulary! It's more "cute" than I normally do but at the same time it's vintagey and oh who cares, I like it.
For the coffee paper medallions:
- 4 natural coffee filters for each medallion
- 3 " circle cut from scrap cardboard...mine was a cereal box I cut on my Cricut
- White crepe paper
- Red and blue w/ white star scrapbook paper scraps
- Self adhesive rhinestones
I scrunched the coffee filters, opened them back up, stacked on top of each other and then folded in half, stapled...opened, folded in half the other way, stapled. I don't know why I did this. It seemed like a good idea.
I used a glue stick to attach my crepe paper to my cereal box circles. To me it's the perfect medium for this because it holds the crepe paper yet you can still pull it up without ripping if you need to re-pleat. I just glued down an edge, made a fan pleat, put some more glue stuck on, made another fan pleat and so on. I went around twice to give them some body.
Cut out cirles from the red paper, and then slightly smaller from the blue / white starred paper and crumpled the latter. Stick those in the middle of the crepe paper circle; stick to the coffee filter base. Punched a rustic star from some scrap kraft paper. I added a white button, and because I'm blingy that way, an antique gold self adhesive rhinestone. I punched a hole on either side of the medallion and added an eyelet so it wouldn't tear when I went to hang it.
For the canvas pennants:
- Scrap canvas, muslin, whatever
- Iron on transfer
- Pattern ( I made one from a scrap piece of paper)
Cut pennant; iron on transfer, punch holes on either end, place eyelets, string to rest of your banner.