Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

Hello, Friends!  Today I’m sharing a sweet, vintage style Tea and Friendship January Banner of the Month Tutorial with you.  This is the first of our Banner of the Month Tutorials for 2024.  Because I want you to be able to get this made in time to hang it and enjoy it, I chose a theme and color palette that will work well for Valentine’s Day.  Actually, this banner could hang from now until March, if you wanted it to!

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial with Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Vintage Love Story-Kathy Clement-Kathy by Design

This is a BIG banner when finished, so it will look great hanging on a mantel or kitchen hutch.  We’ll be using loads of goodies from Reneabouquets and Simple Stories Vintage Love Story papers to create our banner.  The ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  You can find a linked supply list below this post.

Banner Basics

Tags make great banner pennants!  Hang Graphic 45 tags upside down and you can suspend a little dangle charm from the grommet.  I’ve used ATC tags on each end of this banner.

Square tags afford a lot of room for embellishments, so I used three of them on this tag.  The adorable tea set is Reneabouquets.  I’ve heat embossed it with gold and Shabby Pink embossing powders.

Having different shapes and sizes makes for a fun banner.  So I added 2 fishtail banners to the mix..  Stitching a button between each pennant helps to lead the eye down the length of the banner.

Your center pennant should be your focal banner.  Let it be the star of the show.  Think of all  your other pennants as supporting cast.

Use Your Words

Adding words to a banner helps to tell the story.  I love these darling tea themed chippies from Reneabouquets.

TIP: Snow texture paste is a great option inside a teacup!  It has the appearance of whipped cream.  I sprinkled mine with fine pearl glitter glass and some Prills.

This is the only image from the Vintage Love Story collection.

Here’s the last little ATC pennant at the opposite end of the banner.  I like to add ribbon streamers on the ends of my banners, but that is a personal preference.  You do you.

Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial on YouTube

If you’d like to see this banner come together, please grab a cuppa and join me over on my YouTube channel.


If you’d rather not make a banner, but you’d still like to have one hanging in your home, you can find this banner in my Etsy shop.

Wishing you all a joyful and creative day!




4 thoughts on “Tea and Friendship January 2024 Banner of the Month Tutorial

  1. Helen

    Tea and friends, a wonderful thing to do. Oooh those cute little spoons are perfect with the cups of tea (or coffee in elegant china), the ribbon and lace do give that grounding to the project. You bring the very special tea of the past when the tea caddy had a lock and key on it as the contents was so precious, to the present, and fortunately we can all share tea any day of the week. This banner really does tell a story, well done indeed.

  2. Joni E

    Thanks for sharing the banner of the month video. The banner is gorgeous! The Simple Stories Vintage Love Story collection is so lovely. I look forward to the birthday card of the month.

  3. Renea Harrison

    This is so gorgeous!! I went to buy it in your Etsy shop, for my craft room, but it was already gone 🙁 I can see why. It is extra special. You make life so beautiful Kathy!! Thank you for sharing your talents with all of us, and now it is time for an extra large cuppa~

  4. Priscilla Hughs

    So enjoyed watching this video along with a cuppa coffee…nice way to begin the day. This really is lovely, know nothing about the crystal glass…will have to pursue that. You are off to a big bang in 2024! Thanks for sharing.

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