Banner for a Friend


My friend asked me the other day if I would mind making a banner for a memorial she was getting ready for, and of course I said yes!  Banners are one of my favorite things to make.  They’re so easy to pull together and I usually have enough stuff lying around my craft room to pull one together.


Her only requests were that she wanted it to be simple and black and white.  So I gathered up some supplies and had some fun.



 These are the two ideas I came up with and let her pick.  Drum roll please… and she decided on the first one!


I just traced an old banner I had and cut it out.


I wanted to add a little extra texture so I rubbed chalk along the outside.


Then I just took a chalk marker and wrote the letters free hand.


Here is the finished product. She wanted it hung on the palette board I had and it all came together nicely.  It says Richard remembered.


The memorial was a beautiful tribute and so were the decorations, she did a really good job.  I wish I had more pictures to show you of all the decorations.  You can kind of see the table center pieces in the background of this picture.  She did wood rounds and added cute touches on the top, every table was a little different.

Thanks for stopping by,


Book Page Shamrock Banner


My hubby and I were recently hanging out at my sisters helping them with a little basement remodel.  The boys were doing most of the work while the girls gave moral support.  I could only do that for so long before I pulled out the water colors with my nieces and started crafting.


Well, we couldn’t find any paint brushes so we finger painted.  I drew them a couple shamrocks to paint and I had to make one myself.  I ripped out some pages of an old book and made Mandy (my sis) a quick banner.


This was super easy and it just took me a few minutes.  All you need is some pages out a book, a sharpie, watercolors, scissors, and some ribbon (no paint brush required lol).  I just free handed the shamrocks and filled them in with water colors.  I found some green ribbon out of the girls’ craft drawer and strung it together.


She has the perfect shelf in her living room to hang banners on.  She has requested that I make her one that she could leave up all year round.  I’ll let you know what I decide on when I actually get around to it.


P.S. I can’t wait to share pictures of their basement with you when they get all done.