Sunday, November 20, 2011

PEACE Banner in Naturals and Blues

It may not have traditional Christmas colours, but this PEACE banner is the first thing I have made for Christmas decorating this year.


It is also the first indoor decoration we have in place. (Warning: Evening photos that are making my white living room walls look yellowy. I'll have to try again in daylight.)


I made this PEACE banner with items I already had in my craft supplies, so there was no new cost. I didn't have chipboard letters to glitter, so I used cardstock to print out large outlined letters on Microsoft Word. I cut the cardstock into squares making sure the letter was centered in each square. Using a small paintbrush I painted inside the outlined letter with white glue and poured on the Martha Stewart glitter in azure. If you miss a spot, just add more glue with the tip of the brush, and then pour on more glitter.


With blue accents in our living room, I decided on a natural and blue theme for this banner. My boys are taller than me, so they hung it up tonight, but I may adjust the height. 

I love the sparkle of the Martha Stewart azure glitter. With chipboard letters there would be more dimension and a layered look, but I'm happy with my make-do version. The loose weave burlap is cut from a roll of burlap from Michaels craft store (the same type I used on our Canadiana Christmas tree last year and our Cowboy Christmas Tree the year before.)


The little bows are a light blue sheer wire-edged ribbon.  


Wishing all my American blogging friends a Happy Thanksgiving! and PEACE! We are having a quiet weekend (our Thanksgiving here in Canada was back in October) but my sister, bil, and nieces are headed to Pittsburgh Pennsylvania for a girl's hockey tournament.

I'm sharing with...
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm
WOW us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Under $100 party at Beyond the Picket Fence
SNS at Funky Junk Interiors - Rustic/Natural/Burlap Christmas Decor 2011 Special
and the Christmas In July/Cowgirl Up Link Party at 8 great blogs
 

16 comments:

  1. Hi Elizabeth,
    Great banner...love the blue!
    Those drapes are amazing ...
    All the Best,
    Christine

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  2. They are just lovely. Great job you did.

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  3. Beautiful and simple....love the burlap ribbon banner....Very pretty and so fits into my cabin theme...I need to make one too! Mel's Designs from the Cabin...Mel

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  4. Great job on this banner Elizabeth!!!
    It is perfect in your living room!
    LOVE all the different textures.
    xxxooo

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  5. What a cute banner! Banners have become so popular haven't they? It's a great reminder of what the season is all about. Love the colors used in it too.

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  6. This is pretty!
    Please share this at my party:
    www.mychristian-life.blogspot.com

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  7. What a lovely banner, with a timeless message. I love the way you layered it. Very pretty!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  8. I love this banner Elizabeth1 The colour is perfect for your living room and it looks so pretty! I love those curtains too! Angie xo

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  9. I love this banner! I'm new to your blog stopped over from Funky Junk. I'm gonna check it out looks like my kind of eye candy. I hope you'll share this or any of your holiday posts at The Corson Cottage at our {Home for the Holidays} link party. Carrie
    http://thecorsoncottage.blogspot.com/2011/12/home-for-holidays-link-party.html

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  10. Elizabeth,
    Our Christmas word of choice is...NOEL! You have inspired me to make a NOEL banner for our Christmas On Crooked Creek this year!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  11. Your banner is so pretty, very sophisticated. I'm wondering what you make the top banner pieces with that you then put the letters on? I looked at your post several times but didn't see where you specified what that layer is, paper or fabric? The colors are so pretty together. Love your curtain fabric also. I just subcribed to your blog.

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  12. Hi srpprcrftr, the top squares are also scrapbooking cardstock cut into two different sized squares. I traced the letters on the smallest square, carefully painted on glue and then sprinkled glitter on top of the glue. Hope this helps! I couldn't email you because an email is not linked to your account.

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