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A tutorial to cheer you up! Spring banner tutorial

I know, I know. You’re disappointed that you didn’t win the Spring banner! Except Lauren, who happens to be our dear friend! She won and she was excited! We love that!
But never fear, the tutorial is here!! 
*Cheeeessy line but I like it!!* 🙂
Here’s a little step by step on how to make your own! It’s quite simple really! You’ll see!

First things first! You’re going to want to decide what materials you want to use. You really can’t go wrong here. Whatever you like, USE!  
You’re going to want to have one or two fabrics to use as your background, and any embellishments you want.  
Flowers, Rhinestones, lace, trim, pearls, butterflies, birds, the possibilities are endless!
We chose burlap and some fun springy fabrics. Cut those to the size you want your pendants to be.  As BIG or small as you want! 
Here is what we did if you’d like to use it as a guide.

Next, gather some letters, we used pre-cut chipboard letters. You could use fabric, chipboard, or scrapbook paper. Anything would work really, just whatever achieves the look you want. We wanted bold and blingy! Enter Green and GLITTER!
Grab some paint, glitter and polycrylic spray (optional).  
Tip: Don’t let your 2 year old princess play with the glitter unless you want to be vacuuming up HOT PINK glitter off of your friends and your carpet 🙂 The Martha Stewart glitter lids do not stay on well when a 2 year old little hand gets ahold of them! 

Paint your letters and sprinkle loads of glitter on them! Once they were dry, we sprayed polycrylic spray on them to seal in the glitter so it would last through many Spring seasons without losing the glitter. This also helps keep the mess down to a minimum when hanging it up and handling the banner.
Lay everything out! We used a heavy trim and ribbon for the top (which measured 88 inches) You can make this shorter or longer based on the size of your pendants, the length of your word etc.  This is where we decided which embellishments would go where. 
We wanted all of the pendants to be different but to coordinate.  You could easily do them all the same for a more uniform look. You could even skip the embellishments for a simple banner! We love the bling and the details so that’s what we did! It’s totally up to you!!

When you have it exactly how you want it, start gluing it all together! We used a hot glue gun and about 10 glue sticks! You WILL go through a lot of glue! 
Once, she’s glued together, THAT’S IT! Told ya! That wasn’t too hard!
The “G” is my favorite! I LOVE the flower and the fabric covered button in the center. 
I LOVE the pom-poms!
Love it?? I wanna make one for EVERY season! 
Please send us pictures of yours if we inspired you to make one! 
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    I♥naptime w/ Chocolate Sundaes
    April 12, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I LOVE this! Great tutorial! Love the new design too! It feels so welcoming! 🙂

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    Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims
    April 13, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    this bunting is DECKED OUT!!! and I’m loving it 🙂 very bright and springy!!

    I’d love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-2-and-features.html

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    Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams
    March 5, 2012 at 2:17 am

    So adorable!! I really want to try this. Love your blog {saw you over at the DS linky party} and I am a new follower!!! Cant wait to see what you post next!!

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