Sunday, January 8, 2012

Valentine's Banner

 I have been wanting to try one of these banners for a while now.
My girl Thais makes them all the time.
Today I finally got the umphh to try it.
They are actually pretty easy.
And I even made this without sewing.
So I will give ya a short tutorial on how to make this.

Freezer paper
Stencil brush and paint

'How to'

 Decide what you want to print on the banner and cut out triangles out of the burlap.
I actually used a pattern, cause I am weird like that.
They still didn't come out exact... grrrrrr
Then using my Silhouette I cut out my images shiny side down.
I think freezer paper and the silhouette go together like peanut butter and jelly.
If you haven't tried it.
I highly recommend doing so.
It is a great alternative to just vinyl.
 Then iron the 'negative' onto the burlap.
It is easiest when doing letter like 'o' and 'e' negative first, then taking the center part and ironing that down.
Believe me it is better that way.
 Take your stencil brush and paint and color it in.
I use actual stencil paint.
Some people use regular craft paint.
I have never tried it with freezer stencils so I can neither confirm or deny if it works.
 What I do like about stencil paint is you can remove it right away and not worry it will leak.
After all your letters or images are finished get your jute.
 I used a needle with a fairly big eye.
Cause I am lazy like that and weaved the jute through the burlap.
 Like this!
Then you are done!
It took me about an hour from start to finish.
That is including clean up.
See the 'o' is funky... 


Unknown said...

Love the simple design!

Hilary said...

This is super cute and I love that it doesn't require any real sewing skills! I found your blog from Serendipity & Spice. I'm your newest follower, so please follow back if you can!

xo Hilary @

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