Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Wedding Banners Part 2

I am busy working on bottle brush trees & my table is covered in them. I need to get them done for my Etsy shop.  Time is not slowing down for me!   I would share a pic of my trees thus far, but our new camera got stolen.  I am a little disgruntled, so say the least.  We went camping a few weeks ago, & it was taken out of our truck.  Since we bought it because our old camera was only taking fuzzy pictures, I don't have a camera.  I am borrowing one from my sis~in~love, but haven't started to use it yet.  

Anyway, on to more banners I made for the wedding.

First is this little one the hung on the mailbox for cards.  Both banners are made from linen fabric on cardboard banner shape and stenciled letters that I filled in with paint (I didn't want the stencil open areas). I did some line work on the edges & around the letters.  A little bling on each.  Both are hung on jute... this pic I took in my dining room...

 Here it is at the wedding...

This is the 2nd banner for today's post.  Obviously for the gift trunk...  It is pretty large...

I hope to make a couple of banners with a new technique I learned about for Thanksgiving/Fall.  If I get the time to make them, I will share them with you.  So back to work on my trees...

Have a wonderful weekend.  Remember to "Fall Back" with your clocks on Sunday.  I can't believe it is time for that already!


Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Burlap, Linen, & Lace Banners...Part One

I have several banners I made for our daughter's wedding.  I will admit that, if I had time, I could get carried away making banners!  LOL!  They are fun to make and worth the effort.  The first one I made was "Mr & Mrs".  Elizabeth didn't know what she wanted to use it for, just that she wanted one.  So, of course, as her Mom, I made one!!  Ultimately, it ended up on the bride & groom's table.  After googling & checking out pinterest, I decided on this design for the banner...not totally like any one I looked at online, but my own version.  (more details below)  

The wind was blowing the table runner but had to let it go... out of my control!  Anyway, the table is an old door found on Craigslist, with a pine frame that was distressed to look like barnwood; made by TJ (the groom) & my hubby.  The letter "B" was cut from plywood after our daughter drew out the pattern.  It is distressed with black, then white paint, which didn't dry...so then it got scraped & sanded to this look. The two heart wreaths are from clearance at Valentine's day made from wood roses.  They were another find that we didn't know what we would do with them, but worked into the theme beautifully. They were 70% off at about $3.50 each.

The banner is made from cardboard banner pieces I got from Craft Warehouse, covered in linen fabric with glue, antique lace across the top with hand~sewn gray pearls on the points of the lace, the letters were large cardboard letters I had & covered in a deep gray paper, edged with a glitter pen design, and then a gray jewel was added to the bottom of each triangle. They were hung with black leather.

Here's a close up...

So that is one banner... There will be more in my next post.  Hope you are having a great week.  I am starting to get some things in my Etsy store.  It isn't a quick process, but nice to get the items listed. There are trees, spools, glitter, and sweet little containers waiting for me on my work table...  Just need some time to work on them.  It is funny how little time I have since I am working full time outside the house!  We are having lots of rain & wind here.  What is it like in your neck of the woods??


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