i dont know which is more fun, making them or saying the name!
i wanted to do something fun for the studio and took home a few packages of my large banners to see what i could come up with...these are so simple and fun to make i want to make them for every holiday, party and just all 'round decoration chachki i can!
with a few basic steps you can let your creativity spew all over these...let me show you how!
i started with 2 of my 9" poppy banners (and what's perfect are those eyelets are going to come in handy later)
sew them with right sides together and then turn them right side out (make sure to snip the point of the triangle square just below your stitches to make it easier to turn out the point at the bottom)
to make a paper book-text ruffle, tear pages into 2"ish strips and crumble to break the paper fibers this will make it easier to smush them to look like a ruffle as you adhere them around the top of the cone.
i use Helmar 450 QuickDry glue - it really is the fasted and best sticking glue i have ever used
once around then finish the ruffle with a ribbon and a pretty flower
i used some 20 gage rustic wire to create the handle and added some charms to finish the ends.
this is where the pre-existing holes comes in handy! i used a cropadile to punch through the layers that covered the eyelets and began threading the wire through (it was about 1 yard of wire, but i didn't measure)
this took me all of 15 minutes to make...seriously! wouldn't they be cute as a hanging banner or party favors? i used the pre-printed ones but you could also use the raw canvas ones and add stamps, sprays, stencils or even have the kid decorate them as gifts for the holidays!
heres some clips of the few i have in the studio.