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Day 2 – May Arts / Jenni Bowlin Blog Week! 

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I hope you are enjoying all the fun we’re having with the wonderful swap with jenni bowlin (JBS)- I know I am!!!

I’m here to show you how to put this banner together using JBS and May Arts supplies.


I’ll tell you what I use for chipboard most of the time:


Yep!  Cereal boxes!  I’ve always got them & they work great!  So cut your chipboard to size, as well as your patterned paper that will cover them, and the strips for the medallions.  (the size is up to you, I usually do about 4×6” for each panel) 


I attached the patterned paper with modge podge.  Next I cut my letters using my cricut (storybook cartridge at 2”).


Next I painted them with acrylic paint & while the paint was wet sprinkled them with Martha Stewart black onyx glitter.  When it was dry I sprayed it with fixative to minimize the glitter falling off (and getting all over my husband!!  Ha!).


I created ribbon medallions with RG76 by using a running stitch and gathering.  (I used about 12”)


With the majority of my ‘parts’ done, I planned my layout.


I decided I wanted to use another pattern paper pleated across the top.


Now start putting it together!  I sewed my YUMMY velvet ric rac (WR10) along each panel.


Out came the hot glue!  I used it to attach the medallions to each panel, the letters to the medallions and the paper pleat to the back of each panel.


All that was left was to add some fun JBS embellishments and more gorgeous May Arts Ribbon!


I used RG10 to hang the banner (strung through grommets) and ¼” silk (SK10) to tie the JBS buttons on.


I think this banner would look great year-round!  It would make a great gift, although I don’t think I’ll be able to part with it!

I have loved Jenni Bowlin products as long as I can remember, so working on this project was a special treat!!  Thank you JBS for this fun swap!


Blog Posted By: Jen Shears


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  1. Amy Serbaroli

    OMG! I adore this Family Bunting! What an awesome job you’ve done!!

  2. Jan J

    WoW what a fun present to create! Thanks May Arts for the inspiration and tutorial!

  3. Donna Przybylowski

    Awesome FAMILY banner, just so homey looking and inviting!! Great job! Where would we be without FAMILY and FRIENDS!!
    Thanks much,
    Great week, really enjoying it.

  4. Marie / Legojenta

    Great banner! TFS =)

  5. Shelly

    AWESOME! What a wonderful project. I can just imagine making a banner like this for so many occasions. Thanks for the tutorial.

  6. Craftastrophe

    Thanks for the tutoring…maybe I am special ed crafter! Jenni’s products and your ribbons are just the prettiest things. Happy Holidays!

  7. Karen K

    Cute idea.

  8. DeniseB

    Cool banner!

  9. Michelle Mathey - POMI

    WOW! This is perfect! What a great project!

  10. Kelly massman

    Love the banner! Great recycle idea!

  11. Kelly massman

    Love the banner!

  12. Do {at} Piggy Bank Parties

    You did it again, Jen!

    I love the penny pinching tips and the cereal box is a winner!!

  13. Beth W

    This is gorgeous-I think it’s my favorite JB collection. It’s so versatile.

  14. Kimberly Jones

    Jen! This banner is gorgeous, and what a great tutorial! Love your ideas!

  15. Andrea

    Love it!! Way to recycle. I love thinking outside the box, wink, and using things for everything but what they were intended.

  16. conniemelancon

    thanks for the tutorial and the cereal box idea! love the banner.

  17. Bonnie

    Love this banner. I use cereal boxes for a lot of things but never thought about using them for chipboard. Thanks for the tip!!


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