DIY: Pennant Banner

As the holidays have quickly started approaching, I’ve gone into a crafty state-of-mind. It’s all I can think about! Just the other day, I caught myself searching house after house for pinecones lying in yards for a project I’m currently working on. I can’t lie though, I absolutely love it.

One of the latest projects is a pennant banner that I worked on this weekend. It is a simplistic banner that I think is perfect for Thanksgiving! You’ll only need a few supplies for this project. I chose a burgundy color as my paint color because it reminds me of fall leaves & the feeling of warmth. I decided to use a deep blue yarn to complement the burgundy paint while also adding more color to the banner. Feel free to choose whatever colors you would like to make your banner coordinate with your party or home.

After gathering a few sacks of burlap from Goodwill, I cut them into triangles, with the longest side being approximately 10 inches.

After I had cut enough triangles to spell out “GIVE THANKS”, I grabbed my paintbrush and hand painted the lettering. (Be sure to paint your burlap on newspaper since your paint will soak through a majority of the holes in the burlap.) Allow the pennants to dry overnight.

After the pennants were dry, I used the point of my scissors to create two holes in each pennant- about an inch and a half in from both sides and an inch down from the top. And the final step– the stringing! I doubled the yarn to create a stronger line to string the pennants on & allowed a foot and a half on each side for hanging purposes.

I hope you enjoy making your banner & don’t forget to give thanks during this season. It sure is a great one, isn’t it?

Love,
Rosemary

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DIY: Let’s Go Fly A Kite!

With summertime in full swing playtime in the sun is all that has been on my mind.

Kite flying is one of my most favorite things to do, so I thought it would be fun to make my own! This is a fun little project that can be enjoyed on a particularly breezy day (or in my case, a day of spins & twirls when there is no wind.)

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 small dowels
  • Fabric (I used vintage sheets!)
  • Electrical tape
  • No Sew Glue
  • Ribbon
  • Kite String

  1. Cut dowels down to 23″ by 30″
  2. Place the dowels in a cross shape & secure with electrical tape
  3. Loosely cut fabric out in a diamond shape around the dowels.
  4. Paint, write & decorate fabric as you please
  5. Place fabric over dowels & use no sew glue to secure ends while pulling the fabric taut
  6. Cut a small hole at each corner of the kite. Attach kite string width wise & length wise, joining in the middle.
  7. Attach flying string to the rest of the joining string.
  8. Attach (with electrical tape) ribbon to the bottom corner of the kite for the tail & add bows in desired places.

Up, up & away! You’re ready to fly your own one of a kind adorable kite!

Happy Flying!

Xoxo’s!

Bethany Rose

DIY: [egg]spiration!

Hello, friends!

With Easter just around the corner, I wanted to do something for a few special people in my life letting them know how they inspire me and how thankful I am for them. I love writing cards to people, but I wanted to try something different this time around. That’s how I decided to send out messages in eggs! Check out the pictures below to see how to send out your own special messages to your friends and family!

These were so fun to do! Remember, there are tons of other fun things to mail as well– jars, oversized pill bottles, books with messages inside– so don’t limit yourself! You can even add little trinkets inside too to make it even more special.

Happy Easter!

xoxo, Rosemary [& Bethany Rose]