Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Noel Pennant Banner

This is the Christmas pennant banner that I made to add to my personal Christmas decor this year. I'm always making gifts and things for other people, and often do not get to enjoy my own creations. SO, I love how this turned out, and I'm keeping it for myself! It's perfect for our family room mantle.

Here's a few close-up shots for the detail. I love the little bow tied with crochet trim.
A fun touch was adding the little vintage trinkets safety pin!

Layered buttons and an antique brad completed the look!

The layout is basically the same as the baby pennant banner in the post below. I used jumbo eyelets to attach each pennant.
. Here's a shot of the entire mantle with my cute little trees & white lights! Since the fireplace is non-working, I arranged several sizes of candles, which are beautiful when lit. The banner is the perfect touch for a homey setting!

Again, I am open to making personalized banners. Please email me for details~

Button-Down Beanie Crochet Hat

In addition to the shower decorations in the post below, I also made this adorable little button-down beanie hat. I have recently ventured into the crochet world, and I'm attempting to teach myself a few things. This hat is fairly simple, although I kind of put my own twist on the pattern, which I ordered from an etsy shop. Basically, if you know how to chain, slip stitch, single crochet, & half double crochet, you can make this. Check out Little Birdie Secrets' etsy shop & her blog, which has many crafty ideas and tutorials.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

It's A Baby Pennant Banner!

I had so much fun making this adorable baby pennant banner! It has been so long since I've paper-crafted, so this was a real treat! It was made as a decoration for a baby shower that I put together for a friend of mine, & unfortunately, I did not take any pictures of it actually hanging. Oops! You'll have to take my word that it was very cute!
Sizzix dies used:
Perfect Pennants
Bigz Clear Circle
Bigz Scallop Circle
Serif Essentials Alphabet
As you can see, I coordinated the colors with the paper products we were using for the shower. In SU world, that amounts to: Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise, Wild Wasabi, & a few dashes of some bright yellow!
I set eyelets to attach each of the pennants. I tied a yellow bow through one, pulling some yellow into the palette. As an alternative to the ribbon, I attached an accordian flower to the eyelet holding the last two pennants together.
A variety of double-sided designer paper (SU) was used for each pennant base and for each of the large circles. The large scallops are made from plain cardstock. And then I embellished with various accessories: felt flowers & glimmer brads, stacked buttons, and even a cut-out stamped onesie image!
I used a tiny vintage trinket safety pin + a glue dot to attach it. So much fun! I loved the bright colors! And the best part is, this was not simply a shower decoration, it's also going in the new baby's nursery! How sweet!

For anyone interested, I will take orders for a custom-made banner! Email me for more info! And check my other post for a Christmas banner option!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

December Special!

Merry Christmas!
My gift to you= enjoy a 20% discount on all orders!

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