MORE banners

So, while I had all my banner making supplies spread out all over the living room; I found some MORE supplies to use up.


These bigger, glitter-edged letters are pretty ‘fancy’ as is, so I opted for a simple vintage sheet music backing.  (after trying out a LOT of other design options!)  These cut-out  paper the letters are made from paper that looks like faded book pages.


For these, and whenEVER possible, I do ‘hole punches’ for adding the hanging string to the banner.  MUCH less time-consuming than gluing string or ribbon to the back.


I had three full sets of this particular lettering; with 2-3 of each letter; so after I used up all the D’s and M’s I had on these dream banners, I still had a LOT of letters left.  But not a lot of options for  words to spell, with some letters having been used up.  So I laid out all that I have left to see what other words I could spell.

 I had used up all the sheet music backings that I had pre-made, also; so I went with dictionary pages for the Paris banners.  (* I make the banner backings ahead of time and always have a stash of them on hand.  That way, when I’m in a creating mood I can get right to it; without as much ‘prep work’ before hand.  Plus I like to have ‘busy work’ to do while I am watching TV, and this kind of thing is perfect for that!)P1260790



On this one, that I already took to Stars; I used tea stained sheet music for the backing.  (but I only had enough of the tea stained pages to do one banner)


I sure hope ‘DREAM’ banners are popular because I now have a LOT of them.  NOW I just need to figure out what to do with all the left-over ‘odd’ letters . . . . Q – X – V = Z – J   . . . . .   Maybe for some altered art projects??

With fifty cents and a post Christmas trip to Dollar Tree

Gotta LOVE the after Christmas sale at dollar stores! I usually really stock up on supplies. And there are lots of RED Christmas things that can be made to use for Valentine decor.

Like these:

You can read more about these over on my DOLLAR DIVA BLOG.

I actually bought ONE of these stars before Christmas, not sure what I was going to do with it, but it was nice and BIG, just didn’t care for the holographic color.

They are nice and BIG; 24 “!! There’s got to be some AWESOME way to cover them. I guess I still have not gotten over my love for the big barn stars.

These are made of a heavy weight cardboard, and open up to be three-dimensional!

Just pull the string and they pop right open!

Of course the string was ‘in my way’ for what I wanted to do with mine, so I tied it off and cut it off and taped the opening shut. I’d seen the metal barn stars covered with pretty scrapbook paper, but they were cut in perfect triangles and I am NOT that patient. I needed something that I could apply more ‘randomely’.

I had been working on lots of these

And these at the time, so I had a lot of sheet music scraps already torn up!

No brainer!

Apply your paper to the side seam first and let dry overnight. Then cover the rest.

Would have been cute to hang a New Years banner across the front!

This first one I did sold in my space at Stars, but I bought LOTS more while they were on sale after Christmas. More coming soon!

Posted on ‘Talented Tuesday’ @ MY FRUGAL FAMILY.