Friday, July 19, 2013

Crafty Friday - Summer Banner

My entryway needed a Summer banner to fill the big white space after the 4th of July decorations were taken down.  I was torn as to what shape or style to do.  I decided to do palm trees to match the overall theme of my house. 

Supplies Needed:
 Green and Brown Cardstock
 Black Vinyl
 Double Stick Tape
 Mini Clothespins

First, I downloaded a palm tree pattern on my Silhouette machine, but you could also hand draw a stencil or Google a printable palm tree pattern to print and use.   I ungrouped the pattern and cut out separately 6 tops and bottoms of the trees.  I made the tops a shade of green and the bottoms a dark brown.

Next, I used some double stick tape to attach the palm tops to the trunks. 

I printed out the letters to spell "SUMMER" in black vinyl . I used my Silhouette machine, but you could free hand them or use scrapbooking letters from your local craft store.  I put one letter on each of the palm tree leaves. 

Finally, I attached my palm trees to my hanging ribbon in the entryway using mini clothespins.

I love how it brightened up the blank wall for the rest of the season!