Fall Banner DIY

Fall-Mantel-Decor,-DIY-Leaf-BannerLast weekend the temperates went from about 105 degrees to under 60 overnight.  There’s nothing like the cooler temperatures to get you in the fall mood, so I started a little bit of fall decorating.  I added a few fall touches to my family room mantel, but it needed a little something extra so I came up with this cute fall banner.

I loved the Spring banner I made last year with my Cricut machine*, so I headed over to the Cricut design space for some inspiration.  I found this template and loved it right away.  It was recommended to make it with cardstock, but I didn’t have any on hand.  What I did have were these pearl papers in the perfect fall colors.  I wasn’t sure if they’d be too thin to work with for this project, but I gave it a try.

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I set up my machine and used that template to make three sheets of the leaves.  You can see in this photo the hint of metallic glitter in the pearl paper.

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After removing the leaves from the cutting mats, I grabbed a piece of twine and some glue.  I didn’t want to use the glue gun on this project, because I thought it would be too difficult with the delicate paper.

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I had a bottle of gorilla glue with a brush applicator so I used that instead.  I placed a piece of wax paper under the twine to protect my table.  I spaced the leaves evenly apart and rotated the three colors when placing them on the twine.

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It’s as simple as that.  I also added a few strands of the banner to my blanket ladder.

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This fall banner really was the extra little something that the mantel needed.

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Super cute!

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The Cricut machine is a little bit of an expense up front, but with the amount of things you can make with it, I would have to say it’s an investment.  I’ve barely scratched the surface with the number of things it can do!

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Fall Banner DIY

  1. I hear you on not using my Cricut to its full potential. I made stencils almost a year ago now and haven’t done a thing with it since. I don’t have a dedicated craft room now, and that is an issue. One of the things I am looking for in our next house! 🙂 Love how your banner turned out and using the sparkly paper seems to have worked beautifully. Happily pinning. <3

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