looking for a fun way to brighten up a double-door way for the holidays?
a banner is a quick and easy way to get a lot of bang for your buck when decorating a large swatch of horizontal space. and a great way to get rid of bits and scraps of craft left-overs, too!
a link to the class i taught at Two Peas is right here: Class
but i'd like to share the step-out photos here with you on my blog, too!
(images copyright www.twopeasinabucket.com)
1. Cut some tree shapes from four different green tone-on-tone patterned papers.
3. Cut more scalloped circles, slightly smaller than the first cardstock ones. Ink edges with brown chalk ink if desired.
4. Adhere the smaller circle to the center of the larger circle with 3-D foam adhesive. (that stuff is like my scrapping crack! haha)
5. Add embellishments:
a. paper die-cut stars or flowers to tree tops with jewels in center and
b. vinyl cut letter stickers to centers of trees to spell desired phrase/word.
6. Punch 1/4" hole on right and left sides of finished piece and thread together onto a large-width satin ribbon. Feed ribbon down into the hole from the top of the piece, then across the back behind the scallop, and then up through the other hole from back to front again; repeat. Fluff and shape ribbon between each circle to keep it pretty and straight (it has a tendency to twist if not tweaked).
7. Leave 12"-18" of ribbon on each end of the banner. Cut a "v" shape in the ends of the ribbon to prevent fraying.
8. Hang in one large swag (if making a shorter banner), or connect once in center (as I did when hanging mine) if banner is longer.
9. Enjoy! :)
P.S.--Come leave a comment and share a link for my readers (and me!) if you make one, or even if you make some other kind of Christmas banner; I'd love to see them! I'm totally in love with banners! :0)