How do you celebrate with your family? We celebrate by throwing a bbq with friends and family and maybe a few small fireworks. I’m sure many families celebrate the same way, but it’s important that our children also realize why we’re celebrating! The birth of the American Independence signed in 1776.Alright, enough of a history lesson, now onto the “freedom” banner I made for the fourth! I wanted something that wasn’t the traditional red, white and blue, but that could easily be paired with those colors. I tend to decorate more neutral with pops of color.
I started by uploading a vintage script background, uploading it to PicMonkey and creating my letters. I printed each onto white cardstock, cut to my desired size and hole-punched each corner. I grabbed burlap ribbon I already had and cut a thin strip (about 1/2 inch width) to use as my thread. I simply weaved it thru each hole until completed. With an extra, oh, yard and a half, two yards or so that I had of the burlap ribbon I created a super simple bow, using the technique below!
I attached the bows to each end of the banner using floral wire.
And there you have it! A beautiful, rustic looking banner for a little to no cost, yippee!!
Are you looking for a cute, simple banner to make for Valentines Day? I’ve got just what you’re looking for!
Create this cute little banner in just a few simple steps… Here’s what you’ll need!
- 4 book pages
- 8 paper hearts
- glue gun, glue
I’ve, slowly but surely, finished my Fall mantle! And thanks to my charming fall banner, it now looks complete 🙂 I found this wonderful idea for this banner at Simple As That- The Blog. Please be sure to take a look at hers, too! Ours are very similar, as I’m sure yours will be if you re-create it too. So, lets get to it.. Here’s what you’re going to need:
- Unused book, at least 10 pages ripped out
- leaves ( real or fake )
- craft glue
- double sided tape