Hi there! My name is Jennifer and I’m from Hop On Over. I am so excited to be a guest here at Cherished Bliss. I’m new to blogging and this is my first tutorial so be sure to stop by my blog (www.hop-on-over.blogspot.com) and let me know what you guys think. Honesty is encouraged! I love everything about the Fall and Thanksgiving, the colors are some of my favorites. I love how the leaves change color and there is a crispness to the air. So, since this is my most favorite time of year I decided to make a Thanksgiving Banner.
Here are the supplies you’ll need.
1. 17 – 4” chipboard circles (I got mine at www.stamponthis.com) I’m not affiliated with them, but love their products and their service is phenomenal.
2. 17 – 4” cardstock circles of varying colors. I chose cream, burnt red, mustard yellow and tan.
3. 7′ of 1” ribbon.
4. Cardstock letters to spell out Happy Thanksgiving.
5. Different fall shapes. I used leaves, wheat and turkeys.
6. Embellishments – Buttons, fall colored ribbon, etc to decorate.
The next step is to cut out your circles. The easiest way to do this is to glue a big enough piece of cardstock (at least a 4×4 for the chipboard I used) onto your chipboard then take an exacto knife and cut around the chipboard. This way you’ll get a clean, precise cut.
I randomly picked 3 or 4 circles to add ribbon to before I glued on the letters. I just cut a big enough piece of ribbon and laid it in the middle of the chipboard, then taped each end to the back. I added bows to a couple of them. Once you’ve done this you can then glue your letters onto your chipboard.
Now it is time for the fun part….decorating. Glue your different shapes and embellishments wherever you’d like.
Once you have all the chipboards decorated you’ll take your 1” ribbon and tie a bow at one of the ends.
After your bow is made you’ll start gluing your chipboards onto your ribbon. My advice here is to make sure you leave enough room between each chipboard to allow it to fold onto itself. So, if you have two chipboards next to each other, you’d want the one on the left to fold over on top of the right one. You won’t need a lot of room, just a centimeter or so.
Then you’ll doing an accordion style fold all the way down the banner. This is what mine looks like folded up.
After you’ve glued your last one you’ll tie another bow at the end and you’re done! Here is what mine looks like finished.
Whatcha guys think? Cute huh? Be sure to stop by my blog, www.hop-on-over.blogspot.com and let me know what you guys think! Thank you, Ashley, for having me. I had a great time!
Make sure and stop by Jennifer’s blog! She might be new at blogging, but she has some ADORABLE crafts on her blog! : )
Thank you so much Jennifer! It was a pleasure having you over!