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Nautical Craft Challenge Inspiration: Nautical Banner

Last week, we announced our Nautical Craft Challenge!  We will be providing 20 participants with a selection of these ribbons:

Nautical Themed Ribbon

to create a craft project with!  So, all week long a different Ribbonista will be creating an inspiration project.  Today we have Royal Ribbonista, Jen Shears, with this Nautical Banner!

If you are interested in participating, go ahead & email me!!


Nautical Banner

Jen here with my inspiration for the Nautical Challenge! When the Ribbon Lady told us the theme of this challenge I was so excited- ideas started swimming through my head! And the ribbon she chose all works SO well!

So, I decided to do a nautical banner. I pulled out the very cool DCWV adhesive fabric stack. It’s 6″x6”, so I kept that as my top width & used my paper trimmer to cut the bottom narrower. I freehand cut the notch on the bottom. (I left the adhesive backing on).

I used Scor Tape to secure the ribbon (red/white stripe 365-2-14 and the navy grosgrain/satin edge 376-1-03) to the panel.

Nautical Banner

Nautical Banner

I used quick dry tacky glue to secure the ribbon at the top & bottom of the pennant, as well as attach the gold metallic chain/cord (348-14-30).

Nautical Banner

I used some washi tape on one end to thread the natural burlap cord (sp10) through the holes, tying a simple knot between each panel. My Crop-a-dile was ideal for punching the holes!

Nautical Banner

Nautical Banner

The letters were cut with my cricut using DCWV glitter paper. Yum!

Nautical Banner

There you have it! This is going to be such a fun challenge- I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

Blog post by: Jen Shears

May Arts Ribbon Used:

May Arts Ribbon Burlap Cord


May Arts Grosgrain Ribbon with Satin Edge


May Arts Ribbon Gold Chain Cord

Partners in Craft

Other Supplies

  • Cricut
  • Crop-a-Dile
  • Aleene’s Quick dry tacky glue
  • Washi tape
  1. Sue D

    Awesome nautical banner–love the gold letters.

  2. ~amy~

    wow!  love this Jen!

  3. Charlene

    Just adorable!

  4. Sharon Gullikson

    That is so cute. I would like to be in the competition if you don't mind that I have been in 2 others in the past…

  5. by belle

    Very nice banner!

  6. ava g

    very eye catching color

  7. Barb Wagar

    Very very nice! Works so lovely!  Love the naughtical theme!

  8. erin

    awesome job!

  9. Kristie Maynard

    Very cute banner! TFS!


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