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. 
I traced the letters and filled them in with permanent marker. 
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.
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.
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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