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Decorating with Banners – Guest Post {My Blessed Life}

 

I would like to give a warm welcome to the incredibly talented Myra from My Blessed Life.  Myra is a sweet southern girl who is as genuine and as kind as they come!   She shares her passion for interior design, event decorating, diy, thrifting and natural health and healing along with yummy recipes and photography!  There’s SO much to love about Myra, so give her a big warm welcome…….. 

 

Hey Y’all! I’m so thrilled to be here at TidyMom’s today! I adore Cheryl who constantly amazes me with her wonderful ideas and incredible photography! I’m Myra and I blog at My Blessed Life about home decor, diy projects, crafts, recipes and more. My goal is to inspire you to creatively thrive in your home! Today I’m sharing one of my favorite ways to decorate for holidays, seasons and parties – homemade banners.

Decorating with Banners

Patriotic Banner

Banners are inexpensive and easy to make. I love making banners out of card stock and scrapbook paper that I can find on sale frequently at Hobby Lobby. The banners I create are typically very simple crafts that anyone can do! This past Spring, I made a pleated rosette banner with the word “grow.” You can change up the colors, papers and word to fit your decor!

Easy Spring Banner Craft

Banners are versatile and easily customized. Generic banners can be used year after year for birthdays and holidays, so your initial investment of time and money keeps on giving! In January, I made this pennant birthday banner for my little man who turned two. I’m planning on using this same banner again for his other birthdays. I made it neutral enough {blues and greens} so it should fit in with many different birthday parties.

Pennant Birthday Banner

Banners add layers and texture. From pleated paper and colors to different shapes and layered scrapbook paper and card stock, banners add a textural element to any seasonal or party decor.

Last Fall, I made this leaf banner. My little man helped me out with this banner because I used crayons {any little person’s favorite!} to make the leaf outlines. We really enjoyed the various leaf shapes and colors in this banner.

Fall Leaf Banner

I just completed a “Freedom” banner for the 4th of July. I blended two different concepts – a pennant shape and a pleated rosette together. I love how it turned out because the white rosettes really bring the patriotic flair up several notches with the red and blue.

Patriotic Freedom Banner

Those are a few ways that I’ve used banners to decorate my home. I hope you feel inspired to create a banner {or two, or three} for upcoming holidays and parties at your home. Next on my banner-making list is something for the Fall! Thank you so much Cheryl for having me today! :) C’mon over and connect with me at My Blessed Life!

 

Myra is wife to her childhood sweetheart and mommy to a rambunctious two year old named Ridley. She enjoys blogging at My Blessed Life about thrifty home decor, diy projects, crafts, recipes and more to inspire you to creatively thrive in your home. Connect with Myra… Twitter | Facebook | Stumbleupon | Pinterest

   
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Cheryl Sousan

A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

13 Responses to “Decorating with Banners – Guest Post {My Blessed Life}”

  1. bridget {bake at 350} posted on July 6, 2011 at 7:39 am (#
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    Ooo….how fun to see Myra here! I think *maybe* just *maybe* I could make one of these. I might get brave with Myra’s inspiration! ;)

  2. Cookbook Queen posted on July 6, 2011 at 8:30 am (#
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    Love how easy and versatile these banners are!! I’m on the lookout for new decorating ideas now that we’re moving, so I’ll have to keep this in mind.

  3. Tammy posted on July 6, 2011 at 8:54 am (#
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    I absolutely love the Freedom banner! All the banners are great though.

  4. Tammy posted on July 6, 2011 at 8:58 am (#
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    I absolutely love the Freedom banner! All the banners look great though.

  5. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen posted on July 6, 2011 at 9:15 am (#
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    I wish I was craftier, these banners make everything look more festive.

  6. Nickeletta posted on July 6, 2011 at 9:18 am (#
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    My son’s birthday is in just a few week, and bet he’d like the pennant birthday banner. Thanks!

  7. Lisa Brown posted on July 6, 2011 at 11:02 am (#
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    These are wonderful! I love making banners for home decor as well!

  8. Georgia Pellegrini posted on July 6, 2011 at 11:14 am (#
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    I love this! So many great tips.

  9. Ami w/AliLilly posted on July 6, 2011 at 12:21 pm (#
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    I just ADORE Myra!! I COPY her banners ALL THE TIME!! I link back too, of course!!! It’s so fun you had her over today! :)

  10. angie {the arthur clan} posted on July 6, 2011 at 1:04 pm (#
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    These are all so beautiful Myra…thanks for sharing!

  11. Daisy J posted on July 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm (#
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    I really love the rosette banners, did you really get all this stuff on sale at Hobby Lobby?? These are really cute ideas!

  12. SMITH BITES posted on July 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm (#
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    such great ideas – i’m soooo not crafty but these i think i could do!!

  13. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction posted on July 7, 2011 at 8:03 am (#
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    What a fun idea! I will have to make some banners for our next party/get together.

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