10.02.2014

Autumn Banner Tutorial

Hello again!

I feel like it has been an entire year since I have blogged! For real! But I am so glad to be on here tonight. I'm just going to get right to the point. I have been crafting up a literal storm in our house. I have been making soap, this other product I can't even talk about yet, signs, banners, cards, letters for my walls, and all kinds of random home decor projects.

Tonight I want to talk about this "autumn" banner my co-worker, Nikki, and I made the other day. We made quite a few actually, but this one is our favorite because it's going up on Lacy Ln today, and I am so excited! I am actually excited because there are quite a few new things going up in Lacy Ln in the next couple of weeks and I could not be more ready and happy to share them all with you!

Back to the sign:

Here is a quick and [hopefully] easy tutorial:

Gather your supplies:

  • Paper [background color(s) and BLACK CARD STOCK] Not construction paper, or computer paper, or anything else, card stock (trust me we tried the others)
  • Hole Punch or Pen
  • String, Yarn, or Twine, etc.
  • Glue gun or stick glue
  • Chalk
  • White paint and tiny brush or a white paint pen [whichever you find easiest]
  • White board eraser 
Directions:
  • Cut out the shape that you desire [it doesn't have to be exactly like ours]
  • Cut out a smaller version of that shape, 1 centimeter works great
  • Use these as your template and trace on the colored paper your bigger shape and on the black paper the smaller shape
  • Cut them out
  • Paint your letters on each of the black ones
  • Let them dry completely
  • Use the chalk and smear it all over each of the black pieces 
  • Erase [be careful not to completely get rid of the chalk, just gently erase it]
  • Glue the smaller on top of the bigger shapes
  • Let completely dry
  • Punch Holes with your pen or hole punch about an inch inside the outer edges on each side
  • Sting your string through the holes
  • Loop it on each end 
  • Hang
  • Enjoy!
If you like it but don't have the 20 minutes to sit down and make this you can buy it by clicking here.

I hope this was helpful! Have a blessed day! 



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