Oct 28, 2010

Fall Banner

I am LOVING fall right now!

I was totally in denial about summer ending, but sometime in the past week or two, I got really excited that it's fall!  It's probably the changing of the leaves and the chill in the air.

I've been wanting to make a banner for a while now.  They are such a fun way to add a little color and fun to your holiday/seasonal decor!

I was going to make one in the spring, but I never got around to it.

But I did finally make one - a "FALL" banner!


I cut the letters out on my Cricut.  I love that thing!  
It made making this banner SO easy.

Oh, and I cut the rectangles out on my Cricut, too!

I decided to round the edges with a corner cutter-thing {um, apparently I don't know what they are called!}

And I used eyelets to string the twine through - two on each rectangle in the corners.


I don't actually have a lot of places in my house to hang my banner {we live in an apartment - my husband is still in school} so I decided to hang it on this mirror we have in our "entry way" {do apartments really have entry ways?}

I inked the edges of both the letters and the rectangles {it was my first time "inking" and you can tell!  I used a regular sized ink pad 'cuz that was all I had :) } and I used foam strips to raise the letters.  It gave it a little more dimension.

And I decided to add a little ribbon in between the letters to give it a little more pizzaz!


Here it is with my Halloween decor!

What do you think?

I really like it :)

The best part about it was that I had EVERYTHING on hand, so it didn't cost me a dime!  (Okay, in reality it did because I bought all of these things at one point in time, but you know what I mean . . .)

2 Nuggets of Love:

KSFamily said...

thats really cute..what a great idea!

The Yoder's Four said...

Looks fab! I can't believe Kate doesn't yank all the decorations off your table. Nothing is safe with a toddler around here....

And now I wish I had a Cricut.....

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