How about a starfish beach banner to get in the summer beach going mood? I think that’s a salty good idea!
I created this banner by altering a plain starfish banner. The starfish on twine was great by itself, and even more fun now. I glittered letters, attached seashells with twine, and added mini images of bathing beauties to those little plastic bubble dealt bobs that were so popular a few years ago.
I was inspired to use chunky glitter as it reminded me of beach sand.
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Surf’s up! It’s an awesome day to catch some rays or waves or just enjoy the last long days of summer. Out here in Southern Cal we can enjoy a warm day at the beach all year but the sun feels different in the summer. I created this banner to celebrate the last summer beach days we have.
I started with an existing starfish garland. Then I altered it with glitter letters in sand colored glitter. Big grainy glitter. I altered the glittered letters with shells or a little bling. Then I added pictures of beach babes and seashells in those plastic, Tim Holtz bubbles that were so popular a few years ago. I taped them bubbles shut with shiny blue tape after I added 3-D embellishments and tiny seashells. I dangled a seashell from the bubbles. They added just the right amount of detail without taking away from the clean look of the beach banner.
Starfish Beach Banner
It’s a Spring Banner! It’s “springy” without being cutsey which I love. I find it hard in my creating to stay away from cutsey. My kiddos are older and we no longer need cutsey for them so now I am stretching into being less cutsey. This banner is a great example of how project vision is often different from completion. And most times, for me anyway, the final product is better than the initial vision.
So here is the initial starting tools. Including string.
First, Wednesday I have a big announcement! It is going to be fun! You’re going to love it (picture jazz hands and someone saying “you’re gonna love it” in a sing-song voice)!
On Tuesday it’s Trish’s Tuesday Tag: Check it out…it’s a sweet oversized spring tag with no-sew fabric, string and a crepe streamer rosette.
Wednesday: BIG announcement!
Throwback Thursday: It’s a new wall hanging made with a silk scarf from the 1940’s. It was my first piece I made…(you will have to check back on Weds to see what I am referencing…
Friday: Art Journal with string, fabric and a rosette.
Saturday: Spring string banner with rosettes and some no-sew fabric.
Do you sense a theme? Check it out on Wednesday.
Hi. Hey, I think I mentioned that I was going to share my burlap Easter banner that was published in Somerset Studios’: Holidays & Celebrations but I seem to have misplaced it. I took it to a creative event and can’t remember where I put it for safe keeping. Note to self, stop putting things in a “safe spot.” I have another great Easter Banner to share with you. It is a true Banner in a Blitz. It took no time at all.
In any case It’s getting to be that time, you know, the time to decorate your home with a few holiday pieces. To that end, I created this super fast, super easy glitter Easter egg banner. It can’t much simpler than this.
It took a sum total of 15 (maybe 20) minutes to make. First I purchased a sleeve of glittered Easter eggs from Target. The eggs cost $5 bucks. When I got home I strung skinny metallic gold ribbon through each egg. Then I glued the glitter eggs together to so they wouldn’t separate while hanging. Then I cut out flag shape or long triangle shape pastel scrapbook paper to use as the layering piece between the glitter eggs and the gold letters. I used metallic gold letters I purchased from Target at the same time I picked up the eggs. Of course, you may make this banner more elaborate if you would like by cutting and glittering your own letters or adding more layers between the eggs and the letters. But you can’t beat the impact of this banner.
Here the banner is hanging above my dining room table. I keep the star garland and the silver ball chain up almost all year and just add a seasonal banner to them. Sometimes this layered look works better than other times.
Happy Easter decorating!
Trish’s Tuesday Tag: A springy (that is a word), sweet gift tag or really a tag with a pocket for a little gift. Whaat? a tag with a gift pouch? Check it out on Tuesday.
Throwback Thursday, March 26, you are going to meet Mr. & Mrs. Bunny. They are a darling couple; check them out for a little Easter craft inspiration. Hint: they might be Easter eggs.
Friday, March 27 brings us an art journal page provided I get some decent photos;-) I guess we will call it a surprise!
Saturday: It’s An Easter banner kind of post. Elegant meets burlap with cool blue accents, glitter and the perfect plaid ribbon.
Have a great week!
Happy Valentine’s Day Eve! Here is a vertical Valentine’s banner (say that ten times fast!). I designed and created it a few years ago for a book club Sweatheart’s dinner party. If you need to make a quick banner for Valentine’s Day look no further than old book paper, glitter, embellishments and some old keys. Easy and cute without being cutsey.
Not the best images but you get the idea.