Spring showers bring May flowers.
The first sign of Spring are flowers pushing through the cold ground and birds returning to our gardens.
I am Ava Gavloski and it’s my turn to share a Spring banner project with you here.
To-day, I wanted to make a banner reflecting the change of seasons and to cheer up a dear friend. My friend is in the hospital and being able to bring a seasonal spring banner into her hospital room should bring a happy mood of new beginnings. This banner will remind anyone who is not able to get out into the fresh air what it’s like just outside their window with the change of season upon us.
Products Ava used for her banner:
Canvas Corp – Canvas Garland 3.5 “
Canvas Corp – Spring Garden on Ivory pattern paper
Canvas Corp – Turquoise & White Damask Reverse
Canvas Corp – Yellow & White Mini Dot Reverse
Canvas Corp Burlap Sheet – Hunter
Canvas Corp – Mini Clothespins (various colors)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Limeade, Gold, Tokyo
Sisal, Embroidery Floss
Cardstock, Washi Tape
May Arts Ribbon, Buttons
Personal Paper Trimmer
Sizzix Rosette Die
Scissors, Glue Gun, Stapler/staples
Paint the pattern paper with Glimmer Mist, dry and fussy cut images you will need for the banner.
Measure, trim and mat all banner flags according to the width of images you cut out.
Tip: When cutting banner flag tails, cut from the bottom center first.
Once the center cut has been made, cutting the tips of the banner on an angle are easy at you point your scissors to the center cut.
Assemble banners: First adhere with liquid adhesive 3 base mats. Place foam tape behind images and place a small amount of sisal onto pattern paper banner as you position and adhere the image to the pattern paper. Then add additional foam tape to the back of the pattern paper and adhere to the base banner flags.
Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist to the Canvas Garland and let dry.
Die-cut rosettes from the pattern paper.
Tip: Add a narrow strip of washi tape to the back side of the rosette die cuts to assist with minimizing cut perforation tears. Fold the rosette along perforated lines and continue to follow instructions as described within the die cut packaging to assemble the rosettes. Make Embrodery Floss bows and hot glue bow onto button and button onto face of rosette.
Collect some complementary ribbons and cut tails for the rosettes. Use a stapler to attach 3 strands of folded ribbons together. These ribbons will be the tails of the rosettes which will be hot glued over the stapled folded tails.
Using mini clothespins, pin the flags onto the canvas garland to create the banner.
Hot glue the rosettes on top of the ribbon tails.
Add bright yellow ribbon to each flag, adhere onto each flag corner.