Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Autumn Banner

I love banners. I've made a spring and a summer banner and tonight I made one for autumn. It's quick, cheap, and easy. I use copper plate gothic font but you could use whatever you like. I type in 400 for the size and print it out. I've used card stock but I'm out so I used computer paper and it worked just fine.




Then I draw around the letter with my cute little bowl, very high tech, and cut the letter out. Sometimes I use cute edge scissors but tonight I was too lazy to go rummage in the basement and try to find some so I just used plain edge scissors. If you have a Cricut or some such machine you could use it. (#2 daughter has one and made a winter banner for me last year with it) It was very cute and got me started on the banner projects.


Next I find some cute fallish scrapbook paper and measure out a triangle from top corners to middle of bottom edge. I thought I took a picture of that but I guess I didn't. But you get the idea.


Take your handy glue stick and glue the cut out letter onto the triangle.

Cut some little slits up at the top, (I used an exacto knife) wherever you want the ribbon to go and slip it through the openings. The ribbon was 50% off at Hobby Lobby this week.

Hang it wherever you think it would look festive. Please ignore the blinding flash in the window and the missing window trim. Oh, and the dark picture. I'm having a baby shower at my house in a few weeks and I think I'll have to make another one for it.








16 comments:

Nola @ AlamoNorth said...

That's something new that I've never tried, but it's soooo cute. I'll put it on my "To Do" list. Maybe I'll have a banner ready by Christmas!

Joanna said...

That is SUCH a good idea! I might have to try it!

Thanks so much for your comment:) You will love the mag!

Donna said...

Oh, what a nice banner! It looks great, and a great idea!

Hugs,
Donna

Katie said...

Mother sometimes you amaze me at how crafty you are!

Rachel said...

I have seen these banners everywhere and I THINK, I THINK! I need to make me some. They are too cute! Thanks for the Tutorial!

:)Rachel

Mrs. B said...

That is so cute! I love banners too. I don't have an Autumn banner, and I just might have to make one!

Joy said...

How cute! I love how you put your banner together!

Manuela said...

That so cute! I can't believe I've never made a banner before. It was good to be actually able to see how you do it.

Manuela

Nicole said...

Your banner is darling and I love your baby gifts below. I have an award for your over at my blog, come pick it up :)

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Great banner! Thanks for the tutorial..
Penny

Eve said...

That is so cute. I wish I had made a welcome home banner for my nephew who is home on leave from Iraq. I just didn't think of it until I saw your blog.

Joy said...

Your banner turned out sooo cute!
The DI in Centerville huh? I think I'm feeling the need for a trip to go thrifting! Hee Heeeee

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Very cute!

Aubrey said...

I love it and thanks for showing how you did it. It looks so easy, but simple-minded me needs explicit instructions, and your were great. I wonder how one of these woulddo outside on a covered porch.

Anne Fannie said...

Hello, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
~Ann

Annie said...

I love it!