Using the die cutting machine, cutting pads and dies, cut out each of your pieces! I cut seven bookmarks, seven badges and the letters to spell Freedom. I used the rectangular badge because I thought it looked like a burst from a firework!
Assemble your pieces so that you know where your want to glue them!
Glue your pieces and buttons to the bookmark.
Using twine and small clothespins, hang them up to create a patriotic felt banner!Easy Peasy!!! Now I have a banner for Memorial Day as well as the 4th of July! Hope you like this Craft Lightning project! Be sure to click the photo below and check out other Patriotic Craft Lightning projects!
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It’s time for the Valentine’s Day Craft Lightning series! And since I’m obsessed with banners lately, this was an easy one for me! It really takes less than 15 minute and even the kids can help out with it.
Felt Glue (I use Beacon’s)
Clothespins (I like the medium sized ones)
Step 1: Using the Big Shot machine and dies, I cut all of my pieces. Lori Whitlock’s Banner die is my favorite die ever, especially with the banner craze that I have right now!!!! I also love Laura Kelly’s Lemonade Alphabet! The Sizzix Wavy Frame is so versatile! I cut the frame out in two different felt colors.
Step 2: Lay your design out. At first, I wasn’t going to add the inside of the frame piece, but then I decide to. I like it! Once you have it laid out the way you want it, glue it all down. I glued the frames down first and then added the letters.
Step 3: Let it dry and then add it to your jute rope using clothes pins. Then hang it up! Another option is to cut small cuts into the top of your felt banner and then slide it onto the jute rope. I like the clothespins, simply for the fact that I like to make banners for different occasions and I can just switch them out! I love to use Command Strips to hang up my banners. They are easy to remove and you can put them wherever you want!
I hope you like this adorable LOVE banner made from Kunin Felt.
Be sure to check out all of the other quick and easy Craft Lightning Valentine’s Day crafts by clicking the button below!!!
Disclosure: As a member of the Laura Kelly Design Team, I received product from Sizzix/Ellison for use in my blog posts. The opinions are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
Thanksgiving is upon us. And I’m feeling really thankful this season. I’m thankful for my family and my friends. I’m thankful for a house to live in, food to put on the table and a bed to sleep in. I’m thankful for a car to drive. I’m thankful for my husband’s job and for my job. I’m thankful for my church and church family. I’m thankful that my children go to a great school. And I’m thankful to be healthy! My list of thankfulness could go on and on and on.
Lately I’m obsessed with banners! I love to make them as much as I love hang them in my house! They are easy to make and you can make them any ways that you want! They can really make a difference in your home, even if it’s just for a little color!
Just recently Sizzix sent me this amazing banner die designed by Lori Whitlock. I used it, along with some of my favorite dies by Laura Kelly, to create this amazing Thankful banner! This banner die might be one of my favorite dies ever!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Laura Kelly Design Team and received product to provide product reviews and to write about in blog posts.
If your children aren’t in year round school like mine, it’s time for yours to go back to school! I am excited to share this Teacher’s Name Banner that would be perfect for a teacher to hang in their classroom or right outside of the classroom. It’s super simple and is a no sew project! Your children could even help with cutting out the pieces! I love making homemade crafts for my children’s teachers.
1. First, I use the Sizzix Big Shot, Cutting Pads, Felt and Apple Die to cut out all of my pieces. I did a full cut for the apple and then for the stem and leaf, I just placed my felt over the steel blade and ran it through the Sizzix Big Shot.
2. Then, I used Laura’s Lemonade Alphabet Die and Long Cutting Pads to cut the letters (Mrs. Winter, one of our favorite teachers!!)3. Once everything was cut out, I used my Ad-tech Hot glue gun and glue sticks to glue the stem and leaves down to the apples.
4. I then glued them to a long piece of ribbon.
I hope you like my Teacher’s Name Banner featuring Laura Kelly’s Apple Die #2. I had so much fun making it.
Halloween is right around the corner! It’s one of my favorite times of year. I made this super cute Scotch Tape Pumpkin Banner to hang in my house! The good thing is…..it can stay up until Thanksgiving!
Scrap pieces of paper (at least 6″x6″)
Scotch Expressions Masking Tape and Washi Tape Laura Kelly’s Pumpkin die from Ellison/Sizzix Sizzix Big Shot
Placing my 6″x6″ pieces of paper, I put them on top of the pumpkin die to gauge where the stem of the pumpkin was and how much tape I needed to place on the paper. Once I got the tape down, I used the Sizzix Big Shot and the pumpkin die to cut out my pumpkins.
Using small clothes pins, I added them to a piece of ribbon to make this cute little pumpkin banner!
Hope you like my adorable Scotch Tape Pumpkin Banner! It was super easy and super fun!
In honor of National Watermelon Day on Monday, August 3rd, I made this adorable Watermelon Banner with Kunin Felt!
Using eCals2, I designed a half and a wedge watermelon slice. I made three different layers, one for the rind, one for the white part and one for the red part. Using my Sizzix Eclips2, I cut the pieces out to use as a template.
Instead of sewing my watermelons together, I used Aleene’s Fabric Fusion. Super and easy and quick.
Once all of my watermelons were glued together and dried, I used mini clothes pins and red baker twine to hang the watermelon pieces.
The watermelon banner is perfect for a watermelon party for any summer fun get together! My boys will be celebrating National Watermelon Day 2015 with some yummy watermelon, Watermelon Sugar Cookies, Laura Kelly’s Wacky Watermelon Printables and some awesome Lollipops from Lollipics! Click on the photo below to learn about these goodies! Hope you like my Kunin Felt Watermelon Banner! And Happy National Watermelon Day!