Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Fall Fabric Banner!!

Hello there!  I have been MIA for a while.....a long while ( I feel like I start every entry that   Today I want to share a fall banner that I made using fabric.  I made this for the cricut circle monthly challenge and it is a gift for my SIL birthday...along with some of her favorite tea! 

I cut the acorn template from the B is for Boys cartridge and then just cut the acorns out of fabric....I was too lazy to do heat n bond. I used some large letter stamps and brown paint to put the letters on before I stuffed them.   I stitched along the edge and filled with cotton stuffing (just a small amount) just so it was a little puffy.  I cut the leaves out using the same cartridge ( I think...sorry).  Then I embossed them with swiss dots using the cuttlebug and inked the edges.  

I used the Imagine and B is for Boys cartridge and printed and cut the acorns on shrink plastic, using a regular 1/4 inch punch I punched holes to make it into a button and then using a heat emboss gun I shrunk them.  I added the acorn buttons and leaves onto the fabric acorns.  I braided some pretty green yarn and using the cropodile I punches holes in the sides of the acorn and strung them on to the yarn.
I am pleased with how this turned out and it was such a fun and simple way to make a banner.
Thanks for checking it out!