Friday, October 12, 2012

Love & a Halloween Banner ~

I love fall...Halloween...Thanksgiving...leaves flying through the politics!!!  Whoops, how did that get in there??  It's big.  It's important.  But more on that in another post.

This is about Halloween.  There's lots of fun decor in the stores but I wanted to make this after seeing it at Susie Harris.   I bought some cute fabric from Hobby Lobby and Hancock.  I got 5 different patterns, 1/4 yd each.


From each pattern I cut two diamond shapes.

Then I folded each in half to get the pennant shape.  

I went to Martha Stewart's site to download these cute letters.  I printed them out on ivory cardstock.  Link: letters

I cut them out with scissors, I don't have any fancy punches. 

Then it was time to heat up the glue gun.  The world of glue-gunning has come SO far in the last 30 years.  My first one was from was big and black and heavy and could burn like you know what.  Dangerous.  Completely unacceptable.

My current one is some little thing from the craft store that uses little sticks of glue, and although it's pretty warm, it is much safer and easier to handle.

OK.  Then I glued each triangle to my ribbon and then glued the letters on each of the pennants.

I was so proud.  Sometimes I am a crafty woman!!  

I didn't get any pictures of it inside but I went and strung it on Big Daddy's trailer and took a picture there. 

All along my plan was to mail the banner off to California to my grandgirls.  I wanted to make it for them. And today, they got it. :)

When I became a mom I decided that Halloween was going to be a big deal. Pumpkins and fun and festivals and costumes and games and all good things.  Those kids are grown up, but the feeling never ends...that nesting - want to make it fun - let's celebrate - Halloween-time.

from Louisiana to California:

Love & a Halloween Banner ~