|Waterin' Hole Banner|
I started with brown packaging paper that I had left from Christmas. (Brown paper packages tied up with strings, right?) I made that the backdrop for the banner. Cut it out at the size you want your finished banner to be.
Then I took some black card stock that I found at Walmart and cut out bold letters. I did the first letter as a stand-alone, and then the rest of the word in a cursive-type style so that the twine would continue without being cut after every letter.
Once that was done, I took twine that I also purchased from Walmart for a dollar or two and used it to make a cursive-type lettering over the bold, black shadow. To do this, take a hot glue gun and 'write' along the center of the black cut out letters, then press the twine to the glue trail. You'll have to do this a little bit at a time so the glue doesn't dry on you before you can get the writing situated.
After the letters were formed, I hot glued them to the rectangular piece of brown packaging paper that I'd cut out in the size I wanted my banner to be.
And hey, ho, howdy we have a banner that is light-weight enough to be taped to a wall, but country enough to hang in Granny Hillbilly's kitchen.
Just for fun, here's a couple of other ideas we used.
|Forks and Spoons|