We are so excited to have Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff guest blogging for us today!! I came across Courtney’s blog a few months ago and I fell in love with all of her gorgeous projects and tutorials. Her specialty is home décor projects – usually made with everyday craft basics and thrifty finds. She makes decorating your home with DIY projects seem so easy and fun – I already have a list of her projects I plan to make! Show Courtney some love by visiting her awesome blog, A Diamond in the Stuff, and give her a “like” on facebook HERE.
I am a huge fan of pennant banners. I have used triangles, circles, and traditional pennant shapes. By simply mixing up the materials and themes you can make one for any occasion. When I saw the Darice Chipboard Alphabet Letters I knew that they were meant to be on a Valentine’s Day pennant banner.
- Natural Burlap Fabric Piece – 22 x 35 in
- Mod Podge – Gloss
- Martha Stewart Crafts Glitter Multi-Pack 24 Count
- Darice Chipboard Alphabet Letters – 3 in
- Foam Brush
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
I grabbed 4 of the chipboard letters and spelled out “LOVE.” I love the shapes and style of these letters so much. I spread Mod Podge over the fronts of the chipboard letters and sprinkled some red glitter until they were completely covered. Once it was dry I added another layer of Mod Podge to seal in the glitter.
Then I cut out four pennant shapes out of the burlap. For the most part, I just eyeballed how big I wanted them to be and cut away. They measure about 5 inches across and 7 inches down. Once I had a rectangle shape, I cut an inverted “V” into the bottom of the pennants.I attached the glittered letters to the middle of each burlap pennant with hot glue. I also attached some twine to the tops of the pennants. I folded over the tops of the burlap just slightly so it would wrap around the twine and then I secured it by hot gluing the twine to the burlap. Just make sure that you evenly space each pennant as you’re gluing.
It’s such a simple project but makes a huge statement in your home. If you like, you can mix up the colors to match your home’s style and décor. The burlap is easily paintable and the glitter comes in an array of colors. The possibilities are endless!
Thank you to Courtney from A Diamond in the Stuff for this guest post!