Saturday, March 24, 2012

Spring Banner

Last weekend when I traded blogs, my project was a Spring Banner. In case you missed it I'm posting it here on my own blog today.

The hardest part was deciding on colors because spring pastels are all so pretty!  I couldn't decide, so I chose them all!
I started with some pretty linen card stock:

I chose some paint chips buttons and some sparkly gems in complimentary colors:

I cut the paint chips into borders to go across the top of my banner, then I cut the linen card stock into a pennant shape using a pattern that I just drew onto a piece of manila folder.  I used some "punch out" letters that came in a book to spell "spring".  I used a hole punch to put holes in the top of the banner so I could run a piece of garden twine to hang it by.  At this point, I wanted to add a tiny flower to the bottom of each pennant.  It was a Sunday and I didn't have the right colors of flowers and I really didn't want to go to town, so I made my own.  You can read about how I did it here, but they turned out like this:
It was surprisingly easy and I got just the colors I needed!

Now my banner looked like this:
I added a little sparkle by putting some "gems" below the paint chip border and some ribbon streamers in between the pennants.

My finished banner ended up being about 3 feet across.
Now I'm ready to welcome spring with a festive banner! 
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  1. These are so cute :) I like all cute banners..

  2. I love banners, and always say I am going to make one. Great job!

  3. That is such a pretty banner you did a great job. You have a wonderful blog. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you came to my new blog and if you like you could follow me too. I'm also hosting a Sunday link party you can share at.
    I hope you come.

  4. Your banner is very festive---perfect for spring!