Authentique Gracious Tea Themed Banner
Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! Let’s kick off the weekend with a shabby chic little Gracious tea themed banner for all my fellow tea drinkers! Imagining and designing this shabby chic beauty was so much fun!
Once again, I’ve paired some of my favorite Eileen Hull Dies up with beautiful Authentique papers and textiles to make this warm and cozy bit of eye candy.
Gracious Tea Themed Banner: Creating the Pennant Base
Each pennant in the tea themed banner has 3 layers: a burlap paper backing, a large designer paper layer and a smaller designer paper layer.
Cut the pennants for this banner with Eileen’s Sizzix House Stitchlets Die. Use just the largest frame die to cut the first layer. Then use both the frame and the insert die to cut the second layer. Trim the perforated edge from the second layer. Line it up on your cutting tool so that you only cut away half the die cut circle. Then you have a lovely edge detail. Next, place a bit of Scor-Tape on the back of the larger pennant, right in the center. Lay this over some burlap and cut out the third layer by hand. This is not as tricky as it sounds. Just take your time and trim about 1/4″ larger than the paper layer. Stack the 3 layers together and stitch them on your sewing machine. If you don’t sew, then just glue them all together.
TIP: Use Scor-Tape or a small dab of adhesive on the back of each layer to hold things in place while sewing. This makes the job so much easier.
When you have stitched all the pennant layers together, use binder clips or pins to secure them to a 1 yard length of Antique Gold Silky Crush Ribbon. Leave about 2″ between each pennant. Then stitch the pennants to the ribbon. Tie a bit of ribbon between each pennant. Add triple loop bows and gold metallic string bows on each end.
Gracious Tea Themed Banner: The Teacups
I have found so many ways to use Eileen’s teacup die. I wish Sizzix would release this die again, as I know many of you would like to add it to your stash. Die cut each teacup twice: once from mat board or heavy chipboard and again from designer paper. Adhere the designer paper to the mat board. Easy peasy!
TIP: Cut the paper for the tea cups to measure 4 1/2″ x 3 1/4″. You want to place the paper on the die face down. For the tea tag, paper measures 1 1/2″ X 2″. Cut this twice as well: once from chipboard, once from designer paper.
Gracious Tea Themed Banner: The Details
Now comes the fun part: assembling the banner. Add flowers, lace, little charms and elements from the cardstock die cut sheet to make your project really special. Die cut doilies folded in half really make the tea cups pop on the banner. Little metal spoons, vintage buttons, fall fruits and other sweet details add that shabby chic charm we all love so much.
I just think this banner would be so sweet hanging in a kitchen. Since I am a tea drinker, I have a buffet table in my kitchen where I store all my teas and such. I’ve been wanting to make a banner to hang here for the longest time. This one is in my Etsy shop, if you’d like to hang it in your kitchen.
I hope I’ve shared some tips, tricks and ideas that you can use in your next crafty adventure. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below. You’ll also find a linked supply list at the bottom of this post.
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