Saturday, June 7, 2008

Two Simple No Sew Banners

These quick easy banners require no sewing, look great and take minutes to make!!!!

Sock Monkey Banner:
perfect for parties and over a crib
Materials used:

1 package of 1/2 inch bias trim (found in sewing department)
2 sided scrapbooking paper cut into 6 by 6 squares (you can make different shapes & sizes)
Craft or Fabric Glue

I made this one in a monkey theme for Cooper's Birthday but with all the great fabric designers now coming out with scrapbook paper, you can make them truly gorgeous!!

All I did was take 6" by 6" squares of the 2 sided paper and I glued them inside of the bias trim.......5 minutes flat and viola!

INSPIRE banner
great for hanging in a doorway or on a fireplace mantle)
Materials:

2 sided scrapbooking paper
Letters (I used chipboard letters but you could use stickers, paper and rub on letter as well)
Ribbon

Simply cut larger circles and slightly smaller circles from your 2 sided paper. Use one side as the large circle print and glue a smaller circle from the other sides coordinating print (or mix it up and use several different designs) and glue together. Next, glue on letters for whatever phrase you want (Congratulations, Happy Fathers Day, the sky is the limit). Use a hole punch and make 2 holes side by side at the top of each circle. Thread your ribbon through and you are done!

**REMEMBER** Mine are a little plain as they were made in a rush (the Inspire banner I did during the Farmers Market with supplies on hand) but you can get creative with it, use zig zag scissors, add embellishments, rhinestones, glitter, ric rac.....whatever you'd like just have fun creating!

1 comment:

Rebecca C said...

LOVE these banners too! :)