Saturday, December 27, 2014

"Cozy" Winter Banner

Hello, Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and holiday week! These special times with friends and family go by so quickly....but thankfully, the memories last forever! Some of you may have already started taking your holiday decorations down, packing them away until next year. I'm always a little blue when all those pretty baubles are gone. The house looks naked somehow without them. Well, never fear! I have a winter banner that will have you feeling warm and cozy in no time!

Cozy Winter Banner 01

I combined Natural Mesh Ribbon and 1/4" Light Blue Chevron Striped Twill Ribbon to make this banner feel fun and festive. The soft blues and browns in Authentique's "Cozy" paper collection match it like they were made for it, and are perfect for projects like this winter banner.

Cozy Winter Banner 03

I used white burlap panels and some frayed Ivory Burlap String to add fun texture to my winter bird on the first panel of my banner. If you dab a little glossy accents on your fingertips and then twist the ends of the burlap string, you can easily create this look.

Cozy Winter Banner 04

I just love the way the texture in these ribbons adds to the cozy feeling on this winter banner. And, see that teeny, tiny bow tied onto the hanger? I used the 1/2" bow maker setting on my Zutter Bow-it-All to tie it. I tell you, people, I love that tool!

Cozy Winter Banner 05

I used a mitten punch to create my cutie pie mittens, and then strung them together with embroidery thread. Remember mittens that were strung together like this, so you wouldn't lose one?

Cozy Winter Banner 07

Making this sweet winter banner had me feeling all "Cozy" inside...and I hope you feel that way , too! I think this would be so cute hanging in the kitchen...or in a baby boy's room...or anywhere that you want to add a bit of winter cheer!

Thanks for stopping by!



1 comment :

  1. So cute and the verses are great too. Nice combinations. Edna


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