Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Interchangeable Banner Garland

We have a lot of graduations coming our way, Emilie's is one of them... I had an idea late one night, "what if I make her an interchangeable banner"?... Meaning I would make one of my rag tag banner garlands... that could be used over and over again... I stayed with a neutral color "green" and sewed vinyl pockets on the front... {Can I just say that wasn't easy} but worth the effort... I used my cricut and cut out Congrats for her graduation!
Here it is empty, this banner can be used for birthdays, all kinds of parties, your childs name, everyday words like family, love, dream.... ANYTHING,
the pockets could be filled with pictures, chipboard letters, small items, etc!!


A couple more photos

Here is a close up of the empty pocket...
**Tip when sewing on vinyl use a piece of scotch tape {satin finish} taped to the underside of your presser foot, the vinyl will glide smoothly and not stick {the trouble I had was keeping the vinyl from moving when I tried sewing it...


12 comments:

Jamie said...

Okay, that is so very clever! What a great idea! Great job!

Rambling Girl said...

Love the garland! Congrats to Emilie also!

onegirliegirl said...

Love that idea!!

Try this trick when sewing your vinyl on. Place tissue paper over the vinyl and then sew. Your presser foot won't stick to the vinyl, the tissue will perforate and then should pull away easily.

Hope that helps :)

xoxo ~Lisa

Elise said...

That turned out so cute!! Worth the effort, huh??
Elise
Emilie, you are my hero!! I have nightmares about going back to school.

jenjen said...

What an awesome idea. I love it!!!

XOOX
Jen

Bobbi Jo said...

That is an awesome idea. WOW! Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

debbie said...

I JUST DISCOVERED YOUR BLOG. ENJOYED IT VERY MUCH ESPECIALLY THE CHICKENS...I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A CHICKEN OR 2 BUT THERE ARE WAY TOO MANY STRAY CATS IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD. WE HAVE 2 CATS THAT ARE JUST LIKE OUR CHILDREN BUT THEY ARE INDOOR CATS.
I ADORE THE HEADING OF YOUR BLOG.
BLESSINGS
HUGS
debbie

Empty Nest Full Life said...

The interchangeable banner is a great idea, and oh how I wish I had a coop full of chickens. Jackie

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Thank you Jen! I love it :) I can't wait to play with it and change out the pockets whenever the mood so strikes!

Thank you ladies... and Elise, I still have nightmares about school too!

Ruth said...

What a great idea. I love the banner.
Ruth

Roeshel said...

I'm new to your blog - "hi!"
I love the garland! :)

The Buchanan Family said...

what did you use to trace the letters? I am attempting to make one for my sons birthday and got to the letters and was puzzled-also what is that a white rope to hang it with?