Make A Banner For Spring Decorating: A Tutorial

Welcome to the 324th Metamorphosis Monday!

Though Easter is behind us, when Bonnie shared a picture of the wonderful Spring Easter banner she made by hand to transform her fireplace mantel for spring, I knew I had to share it with you! Is this not amazing?!

Easter Banner Decoration

 

So many beautiful details!

Spring Banner Decoration

 

I absolutely love all the color and pattern! See those cute rosettes along the bottom. This tutorial includes the link to a video showing exactly how to make those, too.

Easter Spring Banner

 

You could never buy a banner this beautiful in a store, could you? I just love it!

Spring Easter Banner Tutorial

 

Below is Bonnie’s detailed tutorial for making this spring banner.

To make this banner, you will need the following items:

*8×12″ Chipboard blanks for the individual pennants. (I purchased those at Create for Less and many of the other supplies used in this project are available there, too.)
*Blank Chipboard letters, 3″ (I purchased at Craft Warehouse, also available at most craft stores like Michaels, Joann’s, etc…)
*1 sheet blank chipboard 12×12″
*12×12″ scrapbook paper of your choice. (I purchased six sheets each of three different cardstock weight papers, the green plaid, orange stripe and mini polka dot and had paper left over, but always nice to have extra in case of errors. It’s also available at most craft stores.)
*Ribbon of your choice. I purchased three rolls, 3 yds. each.
*Decorative, flat back buttons. (six large, five small)
*Images of your choice. (I purchased and instantly downloaded the rabbit images from Etsy HERE. You will need a software program to resize and print your images. I use Fotoslate, but there are many newer programs out there.)
*Egg images also purchased on Etsy HERE
*Matte finish photo paper (cardstock weight)
*Hot glue gun
*Craft glue
*Adhesive roller
*Distress Ink, by Tim Holtz in “antique photo”. (optional)

Instructions for making the banner

1. Download, print and cut out the images. I printed on matte finish photo paper purchased at Staples. You could also download the images and have them printed at a copy center. I sized the rabbit images to approximately 5″ x 7″ and the egg images to 3.5″ x 4.5″.
2. Trace the shape of the pennant onto the cardstock. I used two different paper patterns on mine, so I measured the pennant, drew a line about 3/4 of the way down, traced the top half and then the bottom. (overlapping the two by 3/4″) Cut out the traced images.
3. I then punched the bottom paper on the top edge using a Martha Stewart punch because I wanted a decorative edge between the two.
4. Glue the cardstock to the chipboard pennant. (I ran it through my Xyron machine which adds adhesive to the back of paper, but you can also just use craft glue).
5. Cut a strip of paper (white polka dot) about 1/2″ wide by width of pennant and glue across the middle of the bottom strip as shown.
6. Make paper rosette.To make the paper rosettes, I use the Martha Stewart Scoring Board. It’s a great tool to have, you can also make custom sized envelopes and other projects with it. It can be found at Scrapbook dot com for a great price.
7. I followed THIS video to make the rosettes. I used two-inch strips to make them and punched the edges using Martha Stewart Pansy and Lacy scallop punches using the technique shown in the video.
Note: I punched out a 1″ circle and used it to adhere the rosette at the center (on both sides). In the video, she just uses glue.
8. Hot glue a large button to the center of your rosette and hot glue the rosette to the center of the polka dot strip.
9. Using your adhesive roller, glue the rabbit images to the pennants.
10. Tie the individual pennants together using the ribbon. I used 16″ pieces.
11. Using the same technique as on the pennants, trace the letters onto cardstock, cut out and glue to chipboard letters. (I antiqued the edges of the pennants and the letters with Distress Ink by Tim Holtz).
12. To give the eggs more stability, I traced the eggs onto blank chipboard and glued the chipboard to the backside.
13. Glue the letters to the center of the eggs and glue on small button to embellish.
14. Punch a hole in top center of egg. Using a small ribbon, tie on backside of ribbon bows, between pennants.
Done!

 

A huge thanks to Bonnie for taking time to share all the directions for making this adorable spring banner!

Easter Banner Decoration

 

A while back I featured Bonnie’s wonderful craft room, built for her by her talented hubby, Leon. Check out the construction and the finished craft room in this post: Building and Designing a Craft Room

Build a Craft Room

 

Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!

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Comments

  1. The banner is just fantastic! I will be pinning this for sure. Thank you so much for hosting, your party is fabulous.
    Hugs,
    Patti

  2. Thanks so much for the party!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

  3. What a wonderful Easter banner, so much work and detail Bonnie put into it! Thanks for sharing Susan, have a great week!

  4. Bonnie’s banner is pretty awesome, but I’m afraid the only banner I’ll be making anytime soon will be a white flag – surrendering yard work – already! Ohmygosh, why does it have to be so much all at once?? Have a great week, and pass the Advil, will you? (hey, I should’ve added that to my list of garden essentials!).

  5. Thanks for sharing the beautiful banner Susan, Bonnie did such a professional job, this is by far the best one I’ve ever seen! Thanks for the party today, looks like a rainy week, perfect for getting crafty!

  6. That is a really cute and nicely done banner! Love the pinwheels. The edging on them really makes them special. Love her craft room. Looks spacious and like she has the right elements to work without being too congested. Thanks as always for hosting!!

  7. What a beautiful banner…so many pretty details! Thanks for sharing it, Susan! Have a great week!…hugs…Debbie

  8. I’ve never seen a banner like it – look at all the work that went into that !
    It’s just beautiful !
    Thanks so much for the party Susan – hope you have a great week – Spring has finally Sprung in Montreal 😉
    xxx

  9. Thanks for hosting Susan! Bonnie’s banner is amazing! So much detail, I love it!

  10. Happy Spring Susan! Thank you for hosting Metamorphosis Monday!
    Lori

  11. I keep thinking that I should make one of these banners. This is just the push I needed 🙂

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  12. I am a banner junkie, Susan, thanks for sharing and thanks for the party! 🙂

  13. rattlebridge farm says:

    Thanks for hosting the party!

  14. Thanks for the party, Susan! I loved the banner, but the craft room was amazing! 🙂

  15. My goodness Bonnie is so talented. Her banner looks fabulous. I pinned some of the pictures onto my Easter Craft Board but I can see the potential to create a fabulous Fourth of July banner in the same way. Maybe I better just bookmark this post too so I don’t forget about Bonnie’s tutorial to create this masterpiece.

  16. Bonnie is one talented lady. That banner is adorable – so detailed! I lvoe the vintage looking bunny images, and I want her craft room. Thank you to Bonnie for the tutorial and to Susan for sharing.

  17. Such a beautiful banner, so creative. I just had to go back once more and see her craft room, now am in craft room envy, just as I had got over Bonnie’s dish cupboard!!!! 🙂
    Thanks Susan.

  18. What beautiful detail on that banner Susan! Lots of work, but so worth it.

    Have a great week, and thank you as always for hosting.

    xxx

  19. Susan ~ I have to admit that I haven’t been a big fan of the banner trend but this is so cute! It took a lot of thought and it shows. There is a lot of detail and that makes it stand out. That is how you do a banner people! Haha!

  20. I do love banners! I’ve made several with my cricut, and am always glad for more inspiration. Thank you and thanks to Bonnie, for sharing this!

  21. THIS is amazing! beautiful colors and such detail. I happen to have a Martha Stewart scoring board. I need to adapt this for a baby shower I will be hosting over the summer.

    Lovely, Lovely! Great post Susan!

  22. What a beautiful banner. You can see that she put a lot of work and care into it. Thanks so much for sharing it and for hosting. Hope you have a good week.

  23. Susan, thanks for hosting! I totally love the banner- it’s gorgeous!

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