It’s Thursday! So last week I kept coming home from work and trying to craft but ended up being way too tired to think of something clever for my cards. Ugh! Those days are the worst! That’s why I love kits! Most of the thinking is done for you and all you have to do is put it together. Have you seen the Heartfelt Banner Kit in the Sale-A-Bration catalog yet? This banner kit is so cute and versatile! It took me 15 minutes to put the whole thing together!
The Heartfelt Banner Kit has everything you need to create the banner you see here. It comes with 3 cut out canvas hearts, 3 rounded large banners with hearts cut out, three canvas triangle banners, three skinny canvas banner flags, 3 rose paper banners, three green polka-dot banner flags and 3 blue stripe banner flags. The kit also comes with 5 doilies, 6 mini clothes pins, 9 colored balls (3 each of pink, green and blue), two 6′ pieces of linen thread and a needle to string them all together! I did use a little bit of SNAIL to adhere the doilies onto the canvas pieces.
I started assembling my Heartfelt Banner Kit by treading the needle with one length of the linen thread and strung each ball into this piece. After they were added, I set the piece to the side and began on the banner. The banner is pretty easy to put together. All of the holes are cut out for you so all you have to do is weave the thread in and out of the holes. After threading the needle with the second length of Linen Thread, I started on the right side of each piece and pushed the needle from the top of the banner flag to the back. I then came up on the left side of the banner from the underside… and continued that to the end! I didn’t layout the pieces in any order, I just kind of winged it.
After the pieces were put together (but before tying it off) I found the perfect location and figured out how much I wanted the banner to sag. I tied a loop at one end and hung it with a tack. I then brought the other end to the other side and determined how low I wanted it to hang. I made a loop in the other end and trimmed the excess thread. I did this for both the ball-strand and the banner-strand.
But look how cute this is! It really added something extra to my mantle! Before, from any angle other than this one, all you could see was the fan on the ceiling! Well now at least I have this beautiful banner to look at! Much improved! You can get this kit for free with your $50 purchase now through March 31st.
Supplies for the Heartfelt Banner Kit:
- Heartfelt Banner Kit (View the Sale-A-Bration brochure)
- SNAIL Adhesive