Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Name Pennant banner for the DIY club!

A sweet little banner for my little girls room!  

Here is how I made it:

 Canvas Mini Triangles (from Canvas Corp)
Twine (From Canvas Corp)
So Soft DecoArt fabric paint
 Stencil from DecoArt
Scrap Material

First I made a template from a piece of card stock that was about 1/2 bigger then the mini-triangle on all sides.  Then I used the template to cut out triangles in my fabric.

I sewed the mini-triangle to the bigger triangle.

I made a casing for the twine by folding over the top of the fabric on the larger triangle.  I cut off the extra fabric on the ends.

I used my DecoArt stencil to add some flair to each pennant.  I placed my stencil on my triangle and used the So Soft DecoArt paint.  I used a dabbing (up and down) motion with the paint brush.

Here is a trick I used to make my own stencils.  I used my Silhouette machine to cut out shapes (or in this case letters) out of contact paper (I got my contact paper from the dollar store).  You could also use an exacto-Knife instead of a silhouette... but it much fast with my silhouette.  

I then can stick to stencil to my pennant and since it is contact paper it stays in place.  I used a dabbing motion with my So Soft DecoArt paint.  I did 2 coats of paint to get the desired effect.

I threaded my twine through my casing...

...and hung it up on my daughter's door!

I also added some ribbons, yarn and scrap fabric to tie bows between each pennant to make it even more cute! :)


laxsupermom said...

Adorable! Love the fabrics you used! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

Very cute!

Felecia Cofield said...

That is sooo cute! What is a silhouette machine? Thanks for sharing.

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