Friday night was our monthly Wine & Design, and the theme this time was Fall inspired banners. There were 6 of us making banners, so we ended up with all sorts of things. Emmy also joined in the fun and decorated a Halloween inspired frame. My mom helped her, but I am so proud of my budding artist!
Anyhow, onto the banners…
Kerry made a Thanksgiving banner, using different scrapbook papers:
Renee made a banner which she had to put together at home afterwords, but she had it ready to go. She crafted hers from fall themed papers and burlap:
Emily made hers from burlap and scrapbook paper, and clothespins- so clever! Here is the part that says “Happy” but it says “Happy Halloween” when all together:
Julie worked quietly and inconspicuously at her end of the table, and we all oohed and aahed when she held hers up as she had been so sneaky about it and it turned out beautifully! She used papers, ribbon, glitter and wooden letters:
My mom was actually making a Christmas themed one that says “Fa-La-La”, but her wooden letters needed to be drilled, so she was going to assemble at home. She used Mod Podge to put old sheet music she borrowed from yours truly on each letter, and painted the edges black:
And here I am holding up just one of my letters:
This is how I made mine.
Package of silver glittered chipboard letters
Pearly Linen look cardstock (about 4 or 5 12″ square pieces)
1. Bring a 6 qt saucepan about 3/4 full of water to boil. When it boils, add 3 or 4 tea bags and remove from heat. I used Orange tea which game my filters a slight orange tinge. Drop in your coffee filters (one per each letter of what you are spelling) and let them sit in the water about 10-15 minutes. Using tongs, remove tea bags from the water and lay out flat on parchment paper to dry. I allowed mine to dry overnight.
2. Cut circles out of cardstock. I used a bowl to draw a circle on the backside that was about the right size to fit nicely in the filters. Cut a circle per letter. Glue each circle into the center of each coffee filter.
3. Glue glitter letters to center of each circle.
4. Using glue, draw a circle outlining the seam of the cardstock and coffee filter, and glitter the glue, shaking off excess, which can be reused! Allow that to dry overnight.
5. Flip the coffee filter pieces face down, and make sure you have them in the right order (opposite as it will be facing down, so like a mirrored reflection). Cut rectangular pieces of the leftover cardstock, and one by one, put glue on the backside of each filter, place your piece of raffia along the back of the filter, and sandwich it with a piece of cardstock. Place something heavy on top to weight it down for good adhesion. I used jar candles. Allow to dry.
6. Hang your banner and admire your work!
Because mine is on our railing and there isn’t ample room I couldn’t get a great picture, but it says “Happy Haunting”.