September 8, 2014

Reversible Halloween and Christmas banner tutorial

This post was originally written for a guest appearance (doesn't that sound fancy?) over at thejoyfulorganizer.com   This site is an incredible place to find direction when you're up to your eyeballs in clutter.  Look for it on Oct 09!

Reversible Holiday Banner

Dress your mantle with a Boo banner for Halloween, and then flip it to celebrate Christmas!  This makes a darling gift. And it's super cheap!  Get yourself ready for crafty goodness.




Read on to make this banner:


1. Head here to download the Free Printable pattern.  Once you've printed it off, lay the template on your burlap and trace 10 triangles.  Cut them out.  



2. Trace letters on 6 of them with a sharpie. I cut my letters from iron on vinyl with my Silhouette Cameo, but tracing looks good too.




3. Using double sided adhesive, (I used the Silhouette brand found here ) trace the circles from the pattern and cut out 30 total (or tell your Cameo to cut them out for you.  They are 0.8 inch circles)


4. Remove the backing from one side of 15 circles.  Sprinkle red glitter on the adhesive.  Now remove the backing from the other 15 circlesand sprinkle orange glitter on those.  Adhere them at random to each of the burlap triangles, being sure not to cover letters with them.




5. Glue the 2 sides of the burlap together with a glue gun, putting letters J and o together, o and o on either side of another, and finally the y andthe B together. 



4. Lay them out so that they are spelled correctly on both sides (may not be such a great gift if you don't).  Use a small ribbon to weave throughthe corners of the burlap, using a chopstick to push the ribbon through the holes if needed.


5. Wrap 'er up and give her to a lucky friend!
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