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A Joyful (and easy) Banner

Hello again!

Jessica here and I have a fun project to share with you today. I don’t know about you, but I don’t usually get to do a lot of crafting during the holidays. It’s all hosting parties, taking finals, celebrating my birthday and scrambling to get a million things done before Christmas. When I do have a chance to craft, I like to make decor for my house. This year I decided to make a banner for my front porch and was inspired by the Oh So Mini Album in the rounded shape. I had multiple pages made from chipboard in my stash and I thought they’d be perfect to use to make this banner rather than using them as album pages. Now, those Oh So Mini sets come in a few shapes and it would be so fun to mix and match them to make a fun banner for any occasion. I decided to make this one because I had an empty frame on my front porch that was just calling out for something festive and sparkly.

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I kept things affordable by using diecuts and flowers from my stash. Those pinwheels add a lot of dimension at a cost of almost nothing. I also added in some acrylic Fanciful Frames behind the letters. The acrylic adds some sparkle on its own, but I added some snowy white and silver glass glitters to the top of them after running them through my adhesive machine. The letters were actually just some that I typed up in my word processing program, printed out on cardstock, and cut out before attaching them with some foam adhesive. I think that stringing it all on that tinsel trim just makes it. I love the way it all came together.

Well, I hope that you all have had some time to be creative this season. I know it helps put me in a good mood! You can check out all of the Basically Bare products in the online store and you can see projects and happenings on the Basically Bare Facebook page.

Have a very happy holiday season!