Monday, November 2, 2015

Thanksgiving Burlap Banner Tutorial

Today I am sharing with you another popular Thanksgiving post from last year. This Thanksgiving Burlap Banner Tutorial was a fun project to make and I loved having it up on our mantel. Check out the tutorial below:


This year I made a burlap banner to go with my Fall/Thanksgiving mantel. Lucky for you I made a tutorial along the way to share with everyone, hope you enjoy!

Supplies you will need: 
Burlap type fabric, scissors, needles (if you want, not necessary), ribbon, ruffles, hot glue gun, Mod Podge(not pictured, sorry), extra fabric for accents if you would like, stencil for the burlap shape and font of some sort. 
You can paint letters on as well or use die cut letters like. 

Start by cutting out your banner shapes.
(this is where you could use the needles to hold down the stencil)

Once you have your shapes cut out I recommend using Mod Podge on the BACK of the fabric to stiffen it and to stop the fabric from fraying. 
I want to have the banner last for many years so that is why I really think this is important. 

I focused the most around the edges to stop the fraying then from there filled in the Mod Podge into the rest of the pieces.

Let the pieces dry. 
This took a few hours to get completely dry.

Take your ribbon of choice and hot glue it to the BACK of your burlap.

I just hot glued right along the top.

Measure out a piece of ruffled lace then hot glue that down to the top of the burlap.

This is what you should have

Continue these steps for the rest of your banner. 
I did about a 1 inch gap between the two burlap pieces.

This is the bottom "Thanks" section to my banner.

I then hot glued my letters onto the burlap.
I cut these out using my Silhouette machine.

Here you have it! 

I did have some fabric that matched my decorations so I cut strips and made flowers out of them.
You can add any type of accent that you would like. Felt flowers, ribbon flowers, bows etc. 
They would all look cute! 

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Here are some pictures of the finished product: 

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Kids Christmas Art Projects

Now that the house is decorated for Christmas I thought what better way to get the kids into the spirit of the holiday then with some Christmas art. We spent our Sunday morning making all these awesome projects mainly using the kids' hands, feet or finger prints. Take a look and see how to do these projects with your little ones.

Hand Print Tree
Use hand prints for the tree with green paint
Paint on the trunk and star
Once the tree is dry use finger print for the lights

Finger Print Snowmen and Reindeer
Use thumb print for body of Snowmen and Reindeer
Once dry paint the rest of the accents
Use sponge brush for snow

Hand Print Reindeer
This guy is very easy, ours got a little messy when my daughter moved her fingers :)
Use hand print in a brown color 
Once dry paint on the Reindeer face

Foot Print Tree
Use foot print in green
Once dry paint on light string and star
Once that dries use finger tip to make lights

Strand of Lights
Use multiple colors using thumb prints to make lights
Once dry connect them with black lines
My daughter insisted on doing another  thumb print Reindeer as well :)

This has to be my favorite project
Use the kids' feet print for the "Mistletoe" 
Once dry paint on Ribbon, lettering and polka dots



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