Monday, November 1, 2010

Itty Bitty Banners on Studio 5

Today on Studio 5 we gave a few fun ideas for creating “Itty Bitty Banners”.  These little miniature banners are a great way to add character to shelves, tables, cakes, windows, chairs…the possibilities are endless!
These bitty banners were made using double sided paper and paper punches. Get creative with the punches you own, or come and check out the huge variety of punches we sell.
Cake1 Cake 2 Cake3 Cake4
The banner on this cake and pedestal was so simple! It was made using the new  sticker sheet from My Mind’s Eye.  Just simply peel them off and adhere them to a thin ribbon or string.  
We used this same banner on our cute lime green chair to add a little bit of Flair!
Chair1 Chair2
We used the same line (Fine and Dandy from My Mind’s Eye) to create this adorable cupcake banner. To create this banner, just adhere sticker pennants to cardstock and cut around edges. Then, add the coordinating letters and adhere to pom-pom ribbon using scor-tape.  Lastly, tie the ribbon around two skewers and stick them in cupcakes as desired. 
Cupcakes Cupcake2
Or, if you would prefer to make your own mini pennant out of patterned paper, you can download the template here for two different sizes of pennants.   Download Pennant Template
This banner is great for draping on doors, mantles, headboards, etc.  To make this banner, simply punch circles (we used 1.75″) from double sided pattern paper and sew together with your sewing machine.  It is so easy!
Door1 Door2
Here is a 1″ version of the sewn circle banner.  This is so cute and petite!  It is also very inexpensive to make out of scraps, so you can use it for gift wrap!
Mini circle Mini close
With fall in the air, this leaf banner is a perfect little accent decoration.  We made this banner with cardstock leaves (we used the EK Success Maple Leaf Whale of a Punch) and natural twine.  Just thread a needle with twine or ribbon of your choice and sew through both ends of the leaves.  We added a few buttons between the leaves as accent pieces.  
This banner would be adorable draped on your Thanksgiving table or on a mantle for the big feast!
Leaves1 Leaves2
For those of you who made our Butterfly Chandelier last year, this is another perfect piece for a little girls room.  It would also be adorable as a decoration at a baby shower.
To make this banner, simply string pony beads and butterfly punches cut from vellum and cardstock (EK Success Whale of a Punch) onto fishing line. This banner is so fun in a window because the beads and vellum catch the light and look very etherial.  
 Butterfly1 Butterfly2 Butterfly3
 Beware, these little banners are very addicting.  You can’t make just one. Get creative and have fun!

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