Hey everyone, thanks so much for stopping by today! I have a fun tutorial for you today using the Framelits Circles from Sizzix. Framelits are so fun to use and the basic shapes have endless possibilities. This little banner is a take on my Framelit "Winter Woodland" trees that I made a couple of years ago, and you can see them here! Today, my project is focusing on the circles, to make a sweet and simple patriotic banner. I hope you enjoy!
This little banner is so much fun and easy to make, and of course you can create it to be any length you want. I chose to make a smaller banner to fit along the pegs of my shelf at my front door.
To add a bit of shine, I added some silver vintage beads, between each "ball".
Adding two different size "balls" add more interest as well.
At the ends of the banner, I simply added an additional silver bead, along with loops for hanging.
So to make this project, you will need from Sizzix:
Additional supplies needed:
a good permanent adhesive, (I personally love PowerBond by Tombow)
long sewing needle
Okay!! Lets get started!
First cut strips of pattern paper. I cut 3" inch strips for the larger ball, and 2" inch strips for the smaller ball.
***I used the 2 1/2" inch Framelit circle for the larger ball***
***and the 1 5/8" inch Framelit circle for the smaller ball***
Next, place the Framelit Circles on your magnetic platform, separating by adding your cutting plate, then add your paper on top, then add another cutting plate. Continue cutting your circles. I was able to get 16 large circles from one 12x12 piece of paper and 30 smaller circles from one 12x12 piece of pattern paper.
Continue die cutting until you have a stack of circles.
***For each "ball", I used 12 circles"
Next, fold each circle in half, and press using a bone folder.
Then grab your adhesive, because you are ready to adhere. Put adhesive on one side of the circle half and adhere it the another. Then put adhesive on another circle half and adhere it to the first. Keep adhering and stacking until you have all 12 together, then finally adhere the back to the front.
Continue with all the "balls" until you are completed. Notice the hole that's left after you are finished adhering. It's perfect for adding the string.
Next, gather your longest sewing needle, some bakers twine and some vintage silver beads.
Thread the twine onto the needle and pass it through the first silver bead and anchor it with a knot, cutting the excess. Leave enough loop at the end, because this is your hanger.
Then simply thread the paper "balls" and beads onto the twine, alternating big, then small. When you get to the end, add another silver bead and thread the twine through, knotting it, leaving a loop to hang.
....and that's it! Super simple and easy to create!
I hope you enjoyed my Framelits Circle Banner today and I hope this inspires you to create on of your own. :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today, hope to see you here again soon!