Monday, September 27, 2010

Pennant Banners


Thanks for all the sweet comments about Nicole's squirrels.  My sister has one of the biggest hearts I know.  Gracie the squirrel is something else, you would have to see her to understand.  She responds to Nicole's voice, climbs on her shoulder as she works, and even hangs upside down on trees trying to get her attention when she's distracted talking to visitors in her driveway. It's unbelievable how aware that squirrel is.  I see a joy brought to my sister watching her feed and care for the baby squirrel Izzie, it is so sweet to see.
We had a really busy week! We were so busy creating for boutiques and craft groups that we didn't snap many pictures. Nicole made so many cute things, I'll have to get her to make some more so we can picture them.
I "assisted" her on a couple of pennant banners.  I'm not so good at mass producing.  Nicole has been running her business for a couple of years now and is highly efficient.  I'm as slow as molasses! :)
We made each pennant with wood.  Nicole chopped thin mdf and drilled holes for the ribbon.
I picked up this very cute pack of papers from Michaels to paper our pennants.  I think I completely adore each paper in this pack.  Hmmmm, what else can I use this on?
We made some candy corn pennants.  I have seen several of these around blog land and they are too cute.  The triangle shape is just crying out to be made into a candy corn.
We glued on some of the stringy spider web yarn.  We love using this stuff on all of our Halloween projects!  I first saw this on a craft project my friend Angela did for our craft group and knew as soon as I saw this on the blog Urban Comfort in one of Suzonne Sterling's Halloween creations that it was a must have for our banner! :) 
How cute is the yarn with the spider paper?

We'll be back to share some more tomorrow!


Natasha in Oz said...

I love these banners! You gals are so creative and artistic.

I love that saying used, "as slow as molasses"-i have never heard it before!

Best wishes for a wonderful week,

gail@My Repurposed Life said...

grrr, posted a comment then, got that silly 503 error!
You two sure are crafty! Nicole is so handy with that saw, and the squirrels!
love the pennant banners.

Suzanne said...

I'm usually not into banners, but this one is really, really cute. Love the idea of using a more durable material. Fabulous!

~ Regan said...

I think those two squirrels are pretty darn lucky to have your sis around. Animals can sense a good heart, I think! ;)

Those pennants are super cute! I was thinking of making something like this to hang over my mirror, but hubs always complains when I hang stuff there! (maybe I'll still sneak it...)

richelle said...

Love it Candace, and the white pumpkins with ribbon! You cease to amaze me, I wish it was my birthday everyday so I could beg for more and not feel too guilty. lol! You are the best! Still lovin' my sun flowers!

Momma Button said...

Soo in love with these! I'm making plans right now to copy you! thanks for the fab idea!

Krystal said...

I'm going to make these, they are too cute and I love that they are wood so they will last. thanks for the inspiration! I featured this on my blog if you want to check it out and grab a button.

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

What a great idea to make them using thin MDF! I have one that I made last year w/ scrapbook paper but it's not going to last very long. Now I'm dying to know about this squirrel so I need to read on!

honeebee58 said...

Your ideas are phenomenal! I love the birdhouses, the wreath and the pots! Thank you for the ideas. I can hardly wait for Christmas! Hurry Christmas ideas!

Jessica said...

could you give me some dimentions on how you cut the pennants? or where to buy some????
how thick is the mdf? Very cute!! :)
thanks for your help!

Jamie said...

I LOVE, love, love this cute, bright Halloween garland, thank you for sharing the tutorial:) I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature your pretty garland in a Halloween crafts round-up I just finished.. you can see it here:

Thank you again :)

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