What other project could I create in the month of February but something that simply says - LOVE.
This little project came about when I was asked to share an idea with the Ladies Group in the community where I live. This first photo is the sample "LOVE" banner that I made to let them know what we would be making. On Wednesday evening of this week I will lead those that are participating in making this banner below.
The pennant shapes, for the base of each banner flag, are made by ironing two fabrics together with a fusible batting in between. This sweet vintage print is on one side and the other is a red fabric with white hearts. The fabrics were chosen to give the ladies a choice. The pennants start with a 4" x 6" rectangle, then the bottom edge is has a "V" cut into it. From card stock, 3" squares were cut and then the four sides are cut with a decorative scallop scissor. Use a fine point pen to draw "stitch" lines around the four sides to replicate stitching. The letters to spell out LOVE were cut from a black card stock using a digital die-cutting system. NOTE: Letters can be hand-cut, die-cut with any other system, stenciled onto the squares or purchased letter stickers could be used. The thin strip was punched with a border punch out of white card stock. The flower embellishment is also made from fabrics fused together with batting in between and coordinating card stock. The flowers are held together with a small paper brad. Leaves are cut from green cardstock. Glue all the elements onto the fabric pennants. NOTE: Refer to the photo for placement of components. The four pennants are then clipped onto a length of jute cording with tiny wooden clothespins. NOTE: Two smalls holes can be punched into the tops of each or tiny slits cut and then thread cording or ribbon through to hang the banner.
Another note: To create the pennants, two fabrics can be fused together with a simple iron-on fusible (not batting). Two coordinating card stocks can be fused together or combine fabric and paper together to make the pennants.
Create simple short banners to hang around the house for various occasions following this simple idea.
So now go "hop" through the other blogs to see what projects the others love to share with you.