Hi, my sweet friends!
Summer has been long and lovely but September arrived and that means coming back to our routines… I am a free spirit so I could live without any schedule happily, but having two little girls at home forces me to be a “normal” person… I will be a free spirit again once they leave the nest which I hope it will take quite a long time!
One of the things I like more about having routines is writing more consistently here on the blog, and especially there is a moment every month I look forward to it. Do you know which one?
The Int’l Bloggers Club!!
Maybe you remember that it was formed by four ladies around the world but it has grown. Some other ladies have joined us and we are almost controlling the globe! The more the merrier!
Let me introduce them here and you will see their projects at the bottom of this post, don’t forget to visit them to see what they’ve come up to with this month’s theme… PAPER.
Ella – Just Ella Bella http://justellabella.co.za/ Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Evija – From Evija With Love http://fromevijawithlove.com Isle of Man, UK
Katrin – Kreativ K https://www.kreativk.net/ South of Spain
Leanna – Faeries and Fauna https://faeriesandfauna.com/ Edmonton, Canada
Marie – The Interior Frugalista https://www.interiorfrugalista.com/ Sherwood Park, Canada
Mary – The Boondocks Blog https://www.theboondocksblog.com/ New York, America
Michelle – A Crafty Mix https://acraftymix.com/blog/ Centurion, South Africa
Pili – Sweet Things https://sweethings.net/ Mallorca, Spain
The theme we chose for this month has been perfect for me because I had been thinking for a while how to decorate my home without breaking the bank, and paper is so inexpensive but it can make a big difference too
Then the project appeared crystal clear in my head…
Home Decor On a Budget – Paper Pennant Banner Garland
I just love garlands, any type and style.
Fabric, paper, wood, leaves, banners, tassels, pompoms and anything you can imagine. They also look great at parties, nursery or kids room, living rooms, over frames, in a wall, hundreds of possible combinations to add some extra decor.
After my hall (half) makeover I still had the right wall needing some attention. Also, I usually take lots of pictures for my furniture makeovers because I sell them, so “attrezzo” is never too much.
I decided to make my own paper pennant banner version and I will share the free printables with you in case you like to DIY on the cheap too and want to use them.
I love textures and burlap is great for a rustic look. Then I looked for a more subtle design and chose these two. You can download them HERE
At first, I wanted the word HOME and as I was designing it realized that LOVE have the same amount of letters and it would be lovely too.
Why I had to choose? They would be inexpensive so I did four, two with Home on different papers, and two with Love with the same papers
To download HOME with full resolution click HERE
To download LOVE with full resolution click HERE
You can also download a blank pennant banner with both textures but no letters, that way you can customize it even more. You’ll find it HERE
From here the process is really simple, I feel a but dump to say what to do because even my kids can do it without any help…
First I printed and cut the two paper pennant banner garlands I wanted.
Now it is time to get creative and think how you want to hang it. I had some twine on hand and it goes really well with the fake burlap.
For that one, I used a punch to make holes and pass the twine through so it shows. For the second one, I decided I would use some glue and hide the twine behind the paper.
It was done in no time and love how it looks.
Do you remember I told you I like pompoms as well? I bought some time ago a pompom maker that works as a charm.
The only thing I will do next time different will be to print the reverse of the paper if I am going to use it on a mirror. Oooops!
Despise of that it looks like real burlap, don’t you think?
This mirror is one of my latest creations, I will share the how-to on the blog soon.
Don’t forget I still had another paper pennant banner garland, here it is.
Different colors, that way I won’t get bored 😉
I don’t know why pictures don’t reflect how pretty is this one… Do you have a favorite?
I hope you like them and feel free to download the templates and use them; I’d love to see what you do with them! You can always send me an email or contact me through social media.
Now don’t forget to stop by the other ladies blogs to see what they have to share.
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a wonderful week,
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