They are so much fun and so easy to make!
I like the fact that I can use up some of the extra stuff I've collected over the years!
This one is for Winter or Christmas but it could be changed up for anytime of the year!
Here's where I started...it looks like a mess but has some reason to it. My craft area I used to have was in our guest room. I'm in the process to moving it to our basement. My husband got out of the hospital yesterday, so I'm using my kitchen table as craft central.
I'd already cut out enough triangles for 2 banners. I used burlap for the bottom layer & cotton for the top. The photo below shows the measurements.
I folded the top edge of the burlap triangle over about an inch and a half and pressed it down. Then I cut off the edges on the top. You'll see why in a minute.
I flipped it over, laid the cotton piece on top, centering it and hot glued it down in each corner.
Then comes the FUN part! Decorating! This time I used some wood snowflakes, berry bunches, & red/green/off white gingham ribbon. I hot glued everything on the top of the double triangles, like the one on the right.
I used heavy jute rope, the length can vary depending on where the banner will be hung. I used 6.5' for this one, since I'll be selling it. That way, whoever buys it will have plenty of rope to hang it with. Then, I ran a small bead of glue along the back edge of the burlap triangle to make a sleeve & ran the jute through.
I tied a piece of the homespun between each triangle & at each end.Just for something different, I glued a red cardinal & berries in the center of the middle triangle.
I hung it on my old cupboard to take the photos but it would be perfect on a fireplace.
Real easy & fun!
Could be changed up however you please!
I collect Christmas ornaments, to use in crafting, at the end of each season when they go on sale...I have LOTS!!!!
Wouldn't a banner be cute with mittens & pine cones on it??
I have more fabric cut...I may just try that!
P.S. If you'd like to buy one of my banners, I sell them for $22.99 plus shipping & also in my Etsy shop Ties2ThePast.
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