Good Afternoon Friends!
As promised, I am going to share with you how I made the simple garland from my Spring Mantel.
What you’ll need:
Heavier paper, like cardstock
patterned paper or an accent paper
adhesive, a glue stick will work fine
fine point marker, I used a Sharpie
ribbon or twine
clothespins or a hole punch
How I did it…
Cut out rectangles to use as the background. (If a paper cutter is not available, trace kids flashcards.) Cut out the letters to spell the word. I used a different pattern of paper for each letter. This is a great way to use up scraps! Glue letters to rectangles. If desired, draw little lines resembling stitching around each letter and ink edges of paper with a chocolate brown ink pad. Then, either punch holes in the tops of each rectangle or simply clip each one with a clothespin.
Easy peasy, cute and Springy…I love the mismatched letters because it reminds me of an old quilt.
I made the “Happy” banner above the Art Buffet exactly the same, but hung it from pom-pom fringe.
I would love to see your Spring banners…Please share! Happy Crafting!