Country Chic Banner Spring Farmhouse
Hello, Friends! Happy Friday! I stole a few minutes of free play time yesterday to make this country chic banner with Prima Spring Farmhouse papers. The idea has been rattling around in my brain ever since I purchased the collection but I just haven’t had the time to bring it to life. Now, banners are one of my most favorite things to make….and one of my least favorite things to photograph. I worked for hours editing these photos, and just could not get them to really represent how pretty this banner is in real life. So even though Julia Child admonished us to “never apologize, never explain,” I am apologizing in advance. But I thought you would want to see them in case you are looking for a little springtime home decor.
To create the pennants for the banner, I die cut chocolate brown cardstock with a banner die from My Favorite Things. The second layer is pink burlap that I free hand cut to fit between the brown gingham patterned paper, also cut with a die. Since the largest die measures just 3 1/2″ across, I was able to use a lot of the scraps left over from earlier Spring Farmhouse Projects. So that is a win!
Country Chic Banner Spring Farmhouse: The Details
Tulip Pink Taffeta bows are topped with brown micro gingham. A while back, I found a whole bag of hand crocheted doilies at an estate sale. These are added to the banner to provide more texture and to add to the farmhouse vibe.
I think this banner would look so pretty hanging in the kitchen.
Someday, I’ll tell you all the story about my mom and the cow. It’s a good one! This image brought that story back to my mind, and I had a good laugh over it.
The pennants are machine stitched onto a very pretty beige netting. In real life, the colors are soft and dreamy. I think the fact that the photos were shot on a very overcast day affected the colors. But at least you get the idea. If you’d like to purchase it, you can find it in my ETSY shop…but there’s only one!
I hope I’ve shared some ideas to inspire you in your own crafty adventures. If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.
Thanks for stopping by!
Country Chic Banner Supply List
- Prima Spring Farmhouse
- 12×12 Foiled Paper Pad
- Chipboard Elements
- 3″ x 4″ journal Cards
- My Favorite Things
- Little Birdie Flowers (check your local AC Moore)
- Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Hinge Clips
- Buttons, Burlap and Doilies from my stash
Oh that lavender! What a gorgeous banner, and love all the flowers on the paper!
Lovely my friend. Love the papers you chose to work with, those colors just wowed me! I agree this would be lovely hanging in the kitchen!
Ditto! Terrific Spring project! Loved seeing all the stitching…nice element on each banner piece. Well done!
Well it apparently had enough bale time in your head as this is gorgeous! Absolutely lovely!
Amazing! What a great project with beautiful results. Love it.
Oh my goodness, this is just squeals “Springtime” is here! Luv the shabby chic look, the farmyard feel, and all those bows and flowers! You just can’t go wrong with a little burlap too! This is just perfect in my book, Kathy! Thanks so much for all your inspiration! Hugs, Suzy Q
Exquisite! Love the colors and those hand crocheted doilies are perfect! My momma is their visiting with my sister! Wish I was there too.
Beautiful! Love the colors and use of doilies! Inspiring!
Thanks for sharing.
Kathy, I have become enamored with banners! This one is so fantastic! It really speaks to me since I live out in the country. It is rustic and beautiful all at the same time. The animal images and the crochet flowers along with the pretty buttons are so beautiful! What a treasure this will be for someone. Thank you for sharing! Hugs!
Love this Kathy, so beautiful. Love the crocheted doilies. Super flowers and cute bottoms. Just screams spring. Pretty, pretty
This is beautiful !!!!! Hugs
Your banners are always a delight to see, Kathy. You outdid yourself on this one. Each piece is a work of art in itself–together they are awesome. The soft Spring colors, the paper images and flowers show so well against the more neutral background colored materials. Thanks for the inspiration–I want to make one like this for a friend who needs some cheering up…this is just the thing.
You just keep coming up with the most gorgeous works of art!!!!
I am loving these banners Kathy..and wow..you have the perfect dies to add to this selection. love the colors and added touches of laces and buttons….the colors are perfect too. I am gonna have to try making a banner…. have a great weekend friend…..hugs