I had some leftover gift tags from my project the other day that were calling my name. So yesterday, on my 15th wedding anniversary (mentioned to remind myself that I married a very kind man who lets me leave projects out on the dining room table for weeks. Alright, sometimes he does ask about the crap on the table, but still…), I decided to make this cheery little banner. It makes me happy.
Do you want to give it a try? Here’s how to make one, or a variation:
Patterned cards, about 2″ x 3″
Colored paper (for the letters)
Meanwhile, draw your block letters. Here is a great tutorial on creating block shadow letters. They are really fun (and addicting) to make. Use a brush to apply the glue carefully, then sprinkle on some glitter.
After the glue & glitter is dry (preferable overnight), you can cut out the letters. I actually made these letters a while back for something else which was handy! Then glue the letters onto the cards.
Lay out your design and place the pom-poms where you want them. Use the hole punch to create 4 little holes. This will give you a more stitched look.
Thread the pom-poms and cards. I threaded two separate rows: One for the MERRY and one for the BRIGHT. Then I tied them together. I taped the “+” under the “R”.
This project requires a little patience, especially if you haven’t done shadow letters before. But it’s worth it so I hope you give it a go!
Have a happy weekend. ♡