I can’t believe Thanksgiving is this week (for all of us in the States)! It seems like after Halloween the time just flies by with Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you are looking for some last minute Fall home decor that won’t take to long to whip up I have a pretty Fall banner to share with you.
DuoCap Initials Pretoria A-N Die Set 608e
Jubilant Jubilee Beautiful Bunting Die Set 1798e
Autumnal Oat Die Set 1431e
Fallen Leaves Die Set 1433e
Pinecone Season Die Set 1430e
Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive 200N
Nuvo Glitter Markers Ember Glow 170N (Gold)
Nuvo Crystal Drops – Autumn Red 683N
Essentials Easy Clean Mat 1514e
Tim Holtz – 8″ Guillotine – 160e
Tim Holtz – 5 inch/ 12.3cm Mini Snips – 816e
Tangerine Die Cutting Machine with Plates 138e
Lawn Fawn Perfectly Pliad Paper
Cardstock – Brown, Black
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks – Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, Cracked Pistachio, Walnut Stain
Mini Ink Blending Tools with Sponges
Seam Binding – Brown, Tan, Yellow, Orange, Sea Green, Burgundy
I have found when creating banner the quickest and easiest way is to do it assembly line style. I pick out all of the dies and papers. Then I fill the cutting plate and create several die cuts all at the same time. I die cut each piece four times except for the alphabets–those were just two times. I also create piles of the dies cuts as I go. Doing this makes it quicker when it comes time to assemble the banner.
I inked the edges of the banner dies, twig, and oak leaf with vintage photo and walnut stain. I used spiced marmalade for the maple leaves. Lastly for the leafy springs I inked the edges with cracked pistachio.
To adhere all of the layering pieces for the leaves, acorn, and pine cone I some of the Nuvo deluxe adhesive. I love this adhesive! It’s quick drying and the bottle has a fine tip.
Here is a look at how I started to assemble the banner pieces. I used foam tape in between the banners for some added dimension. Then I added the letters to the center of the small banner. I started adding some of the leaves and twigs to the top of the banner as well. I will fill in the other areas with the leaves, acorn, and pine cone.
Here is a close up of one of the finished banner pieces. I added some shimmer to several of the pieces using the gold glitter pen. Then for embellishments I added some crystal drops.
To finish off the banner I added seam binding to the back of the banner pieces to connect them. Then I die cut four more banner piece from cardstock and used those to cover the backside of the banner. Doing this also gives more stability to the banner. Then I tied coordinating colors of seam binding in between each banner piece.
If you get all of your pieces die cut and do the banner assembly line style it only takes about 1-1-1/2 hours to complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! You can see more of my design work on my blog Embellished Dreams.
Happy Crafting and a Blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours!