I Love You Banner

While walking through the craft store I noticed they were selling pre-cut banners and decided “I can make those!” I found this set of Sizzix dies and it was really all I needed to get started.

Although it may look like burlap, I went with a durable outdoor upholstery fabric to make the banner. I wanted something that wouldn’t fray too easily. I really didn’t want to have to break out the sewing machine for this project. I will admit it was not the easiest to cut with the dies and I had to go over most of them with a pair of scissors after attempting to cut them with the machine.

For the first time ever, I put my cropadile to use in the way it was intended. For the past 10 years it has only ever been used it as a hole punch! I bought a small pack of eyelets and spent about 10 minutes trying to figure out how to apply them to the fabric properly lol. I cut 3 sizes for the banner flags but went with the middle size for this project. My alphabet stitching dies from papertreyink worked great for this. I think the layered felt and the texture given to the letters by stitching them adds a special touch.

I really like the way this turned out. As my last craft of 2016, I hope to make more in the coming year.

Happy New Year !

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Plushy Felt Tree

Christmas has put me in the mood for trees. I haven’t put up a formal tree in years but I am developing an unhealthy obsession with little trees. I found a cool wood grain fabric and was inspired to make a couple plush trees using wool felt and hot glue (and maybe a couple more things)… BOOM! It’s that simple!

Felt Pine Tree

 

Ok, so this one wasn’t as simple. I cut each leaf individually with my Sizzix Big Shot… but it was worth the effort.

Felt Oak Tree

Both are currently available in my Etsy shop:

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