While pulling out the Christmas decoration box, I asked ThatGuy how we should decorate. He said "natural" so that's the theme I took to heart. Now this girl loves glitter and all things shiny, but I suppose in our first Christmas where we decorate together I will give him his way. Next year, however, all bets are off and the house will be an explosion of tinsel and glam!
I forgot to take pictures of the first couple of steps... sorry. Using fusible bonding, attach to one side of the burlap. Cut into triangles and then fuse to the felt. Cut around the burlap with pinking shears. I cut out letters in vinyl using my Silhouette and stuck the outline to the burlap triangle. Then apply your paint.
Peel off the vinyl. I decided to attach some brass eyelets on either side of the triangle to have a more finished look. While I was pounding away at my craft table ThatGuy came in to see what I was doing! I think he was impressed with all the noise my little craft hammer can make.
I threaded some twine through the eyelets and wrapped the ends around a pinecone. Then I just attached the banner to the shutters using Scotch tape- easy!
This natural look does look pretty good! ThatGuy approves and especially likes that I was able to use supplies I already owned.
*Update* My cute banner has been featured at Made in a Day, Happy Hour Projects, SugarBee, JAQS Studio and on SewChatty's Facebook page!