Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Give Thanks

One of the blogs I follow was giving a few holiday decorating tips. I saw something there I liked and decided to give it a try.  I would love to give the proper credit for the actual item as, I do believe, it was for sale.  I have just spend 30 minutes trying to find it again thinking the whole time I knew right where I saw it.  How many times have I thought that and then spent hours searching?
Well, the truth is, I copied it and I would love to credit the person who gave me the idea but I’ll have to settle for saying “Thank you” right here.  I don’t suspect that person will ever know I copied it or that I thanked them, but now my conscience is clear.
So, on with it.  It is a simple pennant banner.
I cut the pennants from burlap.  Rather than hem them, I used Fray Check. It was a lot quicker and gave the banner a more casual look. 
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I traced the letters and filled them in with permanent marker. 
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I turned back the top edge after laying a piece of twine in the fold.  While keeping the edges of each pennant close together, I ran a seam across all the pennants.
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It was a quick project and the mistakes were easily remedied.  I did trace one letter on backwards but was able to salvage the pennant by flipping it over and tracing it again on the reverse side.
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It bridges the gap between my garden lights and my wreath.
Hopefully the weather will hold out and we can enjoy appetizers on the back porch.

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