Decorative banners have become quite the rage and growing in popularity. “Happy Birthday”, “Merry Christmas”, “Joy”, and “Love” are just some of the special sentiments or celebrations turned into banners. Names and ornate typography illustrated on simple chalk papers or elaborate multi layered pieces to just decorate the studio or mantle. Banners on even the smallest scale are finding their way onto scrapbook layouts, wreaths, birthday cakes and even jewelry.
Today CCB Crew member Marie Heiderscheit shows us how to create a simple mini banner that’s both fun and flirty. Perfect for decorating a picture frame or a natural grapevine wreath. So many possibilities with this project.
Additional Supplies: white cardstock
, heat tool, acrylic stamp blocks, black ink, versamark ink, embossing powder, tiny brads and various little embellishments, sewing machine, hole punch, tweezers, adhesive (ATG, Aleene’s Tack It, foam adhesive), paintbrush.
For the background of the banner I used Tattered Angel’s Naturally Aged Mahogany Kit
on plain white card stock. After it was dry, cut it into 6 little triangle banner pieces and ran them through my sewing machine to add a sewed border around the edges.
Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kits – These awesome kits are available in a wide range of faux finishes from brick and tarnished silver to peeling paint and rusty metal. Each kit includes 4 unique paints and full color instructions that make it easy to create you own natural finish on just about any surface including: paper, finished wood, raw wood, metal, concrete, terra-cotta, stone, cork, furniture, peg-wall, plastic, plaster and more. Look for brand new kits coming soon including warn terra-cotta looks and vintage metals. The instructions walk you through the process in a few simple steps.
was decorated uniquely using CCB’s “Be Beautiful” stamp set
and various papers from the “Voyages” paper pad
. The 80# cardstock paper makes it perfect for adding stamped images and die cutting them to make great embellishments. The combination of simple backgrounds adds just the right touch.
The flowers were cut using my Cricut Machine, sprayed with TA’s Glimmer Mists
, and then stacked together with a little brad in the center. Tattered Angels Mists come in over 200 colors giving you the perfect assortment to choose just the right colors to match your color palette and home decor.
After each banner was decorated, I strung them together using CCB’s Jute Cord. For a final touch, I mixed a little bit of Crystal DIY paint with water and added splatters all over the top using a paintbrush. Add the banner to a simple grapevine wreath and it is perfect for the front door, over the mantel or on a Spring wall you create.