Sunday, April 1, 2012

Reversible Twitterpated Easter Banner HSSIC111

Pin It Now! Happy Palm Sunday!  Only one week left til Easter, can you believe it?

I've had a burlap Easter banner rolling around in my head for a few days now, and like I often do, I let it simmer until I'm ready and then go to work when I have a burst of time.  Great getting half the work done before I even sit down!

My original plan was to keep the banner Springy and generic, I couldn't decided on the word to put on the banner. Spring? Easter? ...then Rejoice? ...finally I decided to get right to the point...He Lives!  Rolling those letters out of my Big Shot actually felt therapeutic and satisfying.  Yes, that's exactly what I wanted on my wall.

The best part is that it's completely reversible!  So when Easter is over, I can enjoy it as a Springtime decoration.  Or I can hang it in a window and both sides are pretty!

It goes together in a snap, below are the basics...

The fabric side is Twitterpated Designer Fabric, die cut with Perfect Pennants.

Layer and attach with a dab of Tombo Multi.
Cut a long (about 2 yards) piece of Pretty In Pink 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.  Iron in half lengthwise, except for the ends which you'll tie off in a bow.
Find the center and stick a pin in it, so you know where to start placing banner pieces.

Tuck all the banner pieces into the folded edge of ribbon.  Hold with pins, and run a straight stitch all the way down. Iron nice and flat.  These below haven't been ironed yet...

The pink rhinestones are from the Blossom Builders designer die cuts in the Spring Occasions Mini.  You NEED this just for the bling.  The blossoms are awesome too, so nothing to lose!

I attached the large bling two per pennant back-to-back.  So no matter which side you're looking at, you have bling at the bottom!

The lettered side uses the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, and Timeless Type Alpa Jr. Sizzlits.  Embossed the pink circles with Square Lattice embossing folder. I think it resembles the burlap.

I was inspired to make this project thanks to Hand Stamped Sentiments' weekly challenge HSSIC111, anything Easter!  How easy can this be?  I know you have some awesome ideas brewing too, go play along!

I can't believe my pretty tea roses are blooming already! Cutting a few for my craft room <3.

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. This is so cute! I love the texture and all those tiny details like the ribbon and the jewels! Love it! Thanks for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  2. Great banner and thanks for the tips on the assembly. I have yet to buy a sewing machine, but this looks manageable. It's nice to display the fabric like you did, too. Thanks for joining us at HSS!! :)

  3. Love this Erika, I've been wanting to play with burlap for quite some time, now just have to find some on the island! :) Such a great idea to make the other side decorated as well, so that you can use it all year round, FUN! Thanks for playing along this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

  4. Reversible--how brilliant! This is such an awesome garland. TFS, Elizabeth