I have to tell you, I am very pleased with how this Sparkling Floral Springtime Banner turned out. I love that it is light and feminine and has subtle metallic elements to it. See, in my house, our decor is pretty dark with dark wood and brown leather and tons of earth tones and Asian influences. Kind of a “global” look. This banner is like a breath of fresh air in my entry way. While my house seems to always be screaming “Fall,” in my mind I’m screaming “give me shabby chic or Cape Cod.” In the meantime, this banner makes me happy. It’s also a part of our Bling on the Spring Craft Blog Hop and I plan to make another because I just can’t help making sparkly crafts. I need a glittervention!
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Sparkling Floral Springtime Banner
- Banner Kit or 7 Ribbon Banner Pieces with Gold Accents
- Felt Flower Kit or Pink Felt
- Rose Gold Letter Stickers
- Pink Ribbon or Raffia
- Hot Glue Gun
- Gold Glitter Glue (This is the one I used.)
one: Assemble the felt flowers from your kit or cut six large and one small of a daisy-shaped flower with eight petals. If you have a Cricut Explore, you can easily find a free cut file in Cricut Design Space. I know I showed tacky glue above, but you really need to use hot glue for these. You basically fold them in half and hot glue one spot in the middle, then once it’s cooled, flip one side over to create a sort of cup. Then you glue the four pieces together and glue the little one in the middle.
Pro Tip: Hot Glue is HOT! Use a clothespin to clamp down on the felt until the glue cools. OR use these cool things.
two: Add gold glitter glue to the edges of some of the flower petals. Let the glitter dry completely before you use them.
three: While that glitter glue is drying, stick the gold letters onto the ribbon banner pieces, two letters per piece. I could have just spelled SPRING, but I thought the packaging words “8 Pieces” meant 8 panels and not 7 panels and some string. If you have more panels, by all means just spell SPRING.
four: Hot glue the felt flowers onto ribbon banner pieces. I hot glued the center and then the top edge of the flowers so they wouldn’t tilt forward from the weight.
five: Cut 6 feet of pink ribbon or raffia and string all of the ribbon banner pieces onto it. You want to space the pieces so that they match the distance of the two letters on each banner piece.
That’s it! If you’ve read many of my tutorials, you know I love to take these craft and party kits and turn them into something completely different. One of the surprising elements of this Sparkling Floral Springtime Banner project was how incredibly sticky those metallic sticker letters were. I planned on using tacky glue to help keep them on, but even after peeling them off and resticking them several times, they aren’t going anywhere. I’m also in love with those felt flowers. I’m thinking about attempting a much larger one, but we’ll see, lol.
Now for the rest of the Bling on the Spring Craft Blog Hop fun! Be sure to visit every post to get all of your sparkly craft inspiration.
And if you’re looking for an endless resource for Spring Crafts, Favecrafts.com is the ultimate place to visit.