Lindsay Porter Photography asked me to create a banner for her upcoming Holiday Mini Session. She wanted something simple and rustic to compliment the venue for her sessions, a Christmas Tree Farm.
I decided on Burlap and Lindsay wanted it to say "JOY". I always sew my letters on my banners, unlike most that I see around that are painted. [You can even follow along the tutorial I created to make your own here if you'd like to make your own!] I feel like it gives a more professional, finished look. After sewing the pennants and the letters, it was too plain. I wanted the banner to be rustic, but not drab.... so I decided it needed a little EMBELLISHMENT!
I have experimented with all different types of fabric flower making from all the wonderful tutorials on pinterest. But there was one style I hadn't tried yet... the rolled fabric flowers. I did a quick search for a good tutorial and came across this one from jones design company.
I quickly created two cute little flowers. Then, I used some heavy fusible interfacing to stiffen up some fabric to make some leaves and hot glued it all onto the J and Y of my banner and WHHHAAALLAAA! See how much difference a little EMBELLISHMENT makes?!
What projects are you working on this Autumn and Winter that could benefit from a little bit of Embellishment?! We'd love to hear about them- please leave a comment telling us about them to be entered into the giveaway for a chance to win one of these banners for yourself or to give to a friend!! And please share, share, share this post for MORE CHANCES TO WIN!
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