Thursday, November 8, 2012

have you made a banner lately? here’s mine.

 

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Lately I’ve been seeing such wonderful burlap banners everywhere.

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And I’ve been looking for some inspiration because I wanted to make one to finish off my curtains in my new office.  If you remember, I have what I call a country chic look going on in there, with my white painted floors and my cream and black curtains.

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But I wanted to add a pop of color. And I decided that a small, feminine banner would be a perfect addition to my curtains.

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So even though I loved this look…

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When I saw this photo from the BerryAlaMode etsy shop, I decided the shabby chic style would be perfect in there.

Isn’t it pretty?  I’m so lucky to have my own home office and I can’t resist putting my own stamp on it. Especially since I live in a house of males. Hey, a girl’s gotta have her own special space don’t you think?

Yes. I knew you’d agree.

Anyway, I haven’t made a fabric banner like this before, so I needed some directions.

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My Fall Mantel

The only one I’ve actually made was this one, a simple Fall banner using a piece of linen and adhesive letters.

So this is what I did. I found this great tutorial on YouTube.com which seemed like the easiest way to go. You can click here to see it. The key was using bias tape and tucking the fabric inside.

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So I found gathered some fabric remnants and cut out my pennant flags making them five inches at the top.

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I used half inch bias tape so I could easily pull the tape apart and slip them inside. I also put a dap of glue in there too.

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Here’s a close up.

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Once all the little fabric flags were inside, I ran a stitch across and voila! It was that easy.

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I even added a strip of color to my lamp shade. I love that color blue!

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There. I think I’m about done for now. And I hope I motivated you to think about making your own banner. Maybe one for this holiday season that says, Blessings or Gratitude.

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I know I like having those little visual reminders around me.

Have a wonderful day friends

and thanks so much for visiting me. I sure love your company.

xoxo

Leslie

I’m so happy to be linking up here:

 

5 comments:

White Weathered Hutch, said...

That is the cutest banner that I have ever seen!!! Love that it's in colour.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Leslie, This is so cute...adorable!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

I actually made a few banners today! Mine are made from laminated fabric and I am hoping to sell them at the craft market I am setting up at in a couple weeks!

Vanessa said...

This is lovely and I love the blue on the lamp shade too.

Vanessa

Pam said...

That is so stinkin' cute!

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