Prima Lavender Lilac Season Banner
Hello, Friends! How about a little Prima Lavender Lilac Season Banner on this fine Friday morning?
Growing up in Vermont, I looked forward to lilac season every year. Our little town was filled with ancient lilac bushes that had actually grown into trees. Branches groaned under the weight of the fragrant blossoms. Lilac Season was a favorite because it also meant that winter was well and truly over. Lilacs always seemed to manage to bloom in time for Memorial Day (which was on May 30th when I was growing up.) My mother and I would get up early and pick lilacs that were dripping with dew. Then we would arrange them in large baskets to decorate the family graves at the local cemetery. I know that sounds morbid, but it was actually a joyful day. We shared memories and stories of our loved ones while we cleaned up the grave site. Did anyone else have this experience growing up?
I love to make banners, and this one was created as a special order in my Etsy shop for a dear friend. They sure are hard to photograph, though! Let me share some detail photos, tips and tricks with you.
Prima Lavender Lilac Season Banner: Getting Started
I used the same basic techniques to make this banner as the ones used for my Prima Spring Farmhouse Country Chic Banner. Here’s how it comes together:
- First, die cut 4 pennants from Prima Lavender Paper Collection using the largest ( #1) die in the My Favorite Things STAX Stitched Banner Die Set.
- Next, die cut 4 of the #4 pennants.
- Then machine stitch each pennant on to canvas or burlap. Cut around the pennant shape and fringe the edges.
- Now adhere onto MFT Wild Wisteria cardstock and trim around the shape, leaving about an eighth of an inch border on all sides.
- Now, space the banners out evenly on a long piece ( about 4 feet) of 1 1/2″ wide Champagne Silky Crush Ribbon. Hold the pennants in place with binder clips.
- Stitch all the pennants onto the ribbon along the top edge. Then turn the banner and stitch a second time along the bottom edge of the ribbon. This will cause the banner to lay nice and flat.
- Tie bows with Light Orchid Double Faced Satin Ribbon, and hot glue onto the pennants.
Now you are ready to decorate!
Prima Lavender Lilac Season Banner: Detail Shots
Flowers, buttons, burlap string, journal cards and mini doilies are great ways to add texture and interest to a banner. But you can also just make the basic pennant shape and hang it, as this paper is soooo pretty. Here’s a look at the details:
If you’d like to see more banner ideas, you can check the Banner Archives on my blog. You’ll find lots of inspiration, tips and tricks there!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for stopping by!