Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Easter Banner

Recently we rearranged the living room and I decided to let the old vintage window frame live over the couch for now.  I've been decorating it with a wreath for each holiday.  Since its time for Easter right now, I got out the Easter egg wreath I made a few years ago.  After I hung it, it seemed like it needed something else, so I thought a cute Easter banner would go with my colorful Easter Egg Wreath.  I got out the Cricut Expressions and got to it!
I love the rustic look, so I opted for the Kraft paper and twine combination.  At first I was just going to use little flag type pieces for each letter and then I got the bright idea to use egg shapes.
You will need the following items to recreate my banner:

Printed paper (I used is a 6 x 6 paper stack from Lawn Fawn called Let's Polka, Mon Amie)
Kraft Card Stock
Cats Eye Chalk Ink (chestnut brown)
Cricut machine
Doodlecharms cartridge
Mickey Font cartridge
Jute twine
Burlap ribbon
Mini clothespins
Glue for paper crafting

For the egg shapes:
I used my Doodlcharms cartridge.  The Kraft piece was set to cut @ 14".  Next the colored egg pieces.  I wanted the banner to be sturdy so I will be able to use it year after year, so I cut an extra egg from white card stock so it would be stiffer when all assembled.  The white piece and the colored piece were cut at 13".
For the letters:
I used my Mickey Font cartridge.  I wanted the letters to pop off the colored eggs, so I decided to use a white shadow.  For the white piece, use the shadow button and cut each letter @ 3".  For the colored letters, turn off the shadow key and cut @ 3".
After you have all your pieces cut out, start assembling them with glue.  Next measure the area you want to string your banner to and from and cut a piece of jute twine.  Tie a loop in both ends for hanging.  Add each egg with a mini clothespin.  Adjust them to your liking.  Now finally, take the burlap ribbon and cut (7) 6" pieces.  Tie one piece in between each egg and one on each end using a loose knot.

I made this little banner first.  After hanging it, I still thought it needed something else.....I can't leave anything alone! lol!
Before we move on I just wanted to show you a close up of the burlap ribbon ties in between the eggs and also the individual eggs as well.  Each egg and letter got a good distressing with some cats eye chalk ink.  I love the tiny printed papers.  So cute!
So, since I thought it needed something else, I made the "happy" banner to go with it.  It's just a smaller version of the first one.  The eggs are cut using 7" all around.  The kraft paper is cut using the shadow key and the color paper is with the shadow key off.  I only tied the little burlap ribbon knots on either end since it was so little.
I hope you've enjoyed my sweet little Easter banner and make one for yourself.  So fun and easy too!  Thanks for stopping by!

You can find more Easter how-tos here:

Easter Egg Wreath HERE.
Easter Wreath Revisited HERE.
Easter Bunny Banner HERE.
Old book page Eggs HERE.

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. love with what you did with banner! smiles smiles when I was reading the post!
    Glad I stopped by to see this and thanks for sharing it at my Dream Create and inspire party, please stop by my blog would love the visit.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such kind words Maria! Have a lovely day!

  2. Such a cute display, and I love the wreath

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment! :)


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