Make an Acorn Banner
Welcome to the May Arts Ribbon Blog! I don’t know about you, but I like to create home decor that can be used for extended periods- fall, for example! So I came up with this fun little project to make!
It’s pretty easy, really. I simply cut my shapes from chipboard (aka cereal boxes!). I used my cricut to cut the acorn (Stretch your imagination cartridge). I painted the printed side, but you wouldn’t need to as it will likely only be seen on one side. I used mod podge on the tops and then gave them a coat of Stampendous Frantage aged gold embossing enamel & hit them with my heat gun.
Isn’t the texture awesome? Next I added 2.5” natural burlap/wired ribbon with mod podge.
I just pour a bunch on & use my foam brush to coat, then brush the excess back into the bottle.
I set them aside to dry & when I came back turned them over so I could use the shape as my guide for trimming the ribbon.
I used Natural Paper Cord ribbon to string my pieces together- my Crop-a-dile was used for the holes. You can see I knotted each piece. I ended up hot gluing the tops on, so in retrospect I should’ve strung all my acorns on one piece of ribbon, spaced them evenly & hot glued them to the base before adding my tops. Live & learn 🙂
I knotted the paper ribbon together & tied a bow on each end for hanging.
I originally was going to add some different ribbons for more accents, but I really loved the texture of the burlap, gold embossing & paper cord- so I stopped myself!!
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you’ve been inspired!
Blog post by: Jen Shears
Partners in Craft Supplies Used:
- Stampendous: Aged gold embossing enamel
Other Products Used:
- Chipboard/cereal box
- Cricut & Stretch Your Imagination Cartridge
- Mod podge & foam brush
- Crop A Dile
- Acrylic paint
- Hot glue