Saturday, October 3, 2009

Easy Autumn Banner Craft Project~

Happy Autumn everybody!!
The weather has finally cooled off here and I'm thrilled to say Autumn is in the air! Yay!!

Still no rain yet... but I'm sooo happy to have the cooler temps.

The last few days I've been getting some much needed cleaning done around the house. Heck, I even cleaned underneath the frig...

I couldn't believe how disgusting it was underneath that thing!
Who'd a thunk a frig could make such an icky mess!
But I got it all cleaned up with a little T.S.P. (Tri-sodium Phosphate) and hot water.

For those of you who have never used TSP to clean with,
I gotta tell you, it's the best dirt and grease remover I've ever used!
Especially for that stubborn gunk on and around your stove!
Anyway, enough about my adventures in house cleaning....
While I was waiting for the weather to cool off I made the this cute
Autumn banner and
I thought maybe y'all might like to make one for yourself!

Here's a couple of different ways to display it.
(You can click on the pics for enlarged detail)

You'll need a a length of cording, a hole punch. I decided to use pinking shears around the edges, but that's optional if you don't have a pair.

Just click on each pic and copy to your desired size I used the 5x7 format. Also use a card stock type of paper. Then punch a hole in both upper corners with a hole punch then thread the cording through each hole.

I wrapped a piece of tape tightly around the end of the cording to make it easier to poke through the holes.

Have Fun!!
Happy Autumn!!


Blondie's Journal said...

Thanks so much Sherri. This looks like a doable project for someone like me!! ;-)

I like how you have displayed yours and I can think of a few places in my home as well.

Have a happy weekend...glad it cooled off for you!!


Sue said...

This is a cute banner, Sherri. I like the black/white background on it. I am bookmarking this for next year, since I have virtually NO room left for it this year after all I've set up already. LOL
I've never used TSP for this type of project. I do agree, though, that underneath the refrigerator can get a bit icky. I try to move it every 3 months or so and use ammonia/water. It's too heavy to do without help, and it even has wheels. When they put in the new woodwork, it made for a very tight fit and I definitely need help now.
Happy cleaning, if you're not done yet,toots...
hugs, Sue

Cathy said...

Hi Sherri!!! First of all I must tell you that I LOVE your new header!!! It is GORGEOUS and looks beautiful with your background...that I also LOVE!!!

I also am in love with your darling banner!!! I am going to download it and make one for myself!!! It is just the cutest thing!!! I have the perfect spot for it...thank you a bunch for posting it!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

You are right, I love the banner. It is totally my style. I'm going to give it a try & make one. I just need to change my ink cartridge in my printer. Thanks for visiting my blog & telling me about it.

June said...

How wonderful of you Sherri to share this lovely idea with us and to give us the pattern. It is so pretty. Boy, does it ever look good in your home.

Dawn said...

Thank you Sherri, it's so nice of you to share it. I was thinking oh, I'm going to print it out right now. Then Kim's comment reminded me I need colored ink! Darn, it will have to wait.
I agree, the cooler weather is so nice!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri, I have been doing the same thing....deep cleaning and moving things around a bit....a lot!!

I love this.....way cool. So glad you are having nicer weather.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Rhondi said...

Hi Sherri
Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment. I love the design of your blog and your autumn banner is awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us. We have cooler weather here too and it sure is nice.
Hugs, Rhondi

Chari said...

Hi Sherri...

Ohhh...I love your autumn turned out sooo beautiful! Of course, I love the pretty black and white damask paper that you used...gorgeous!!! It looks fabulous under your pretty fall wreath and I absolutely adore how you added it to the front of that gorgeous autumn vignette! Love that pretty white cutout pumpkin!!! Thank you so much for sharing this pretty banner with us today...and for including the "how to's"!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Jerri said...

Hi Sherri!
Just stopped by for the first time.
Thanks for sharing the banner with us, how very generous of you!...just may find time to give it a try this weekend.
Also, must be the cleaning season...I spent 4+ hrs just in my kitchen on Saturday, but felt great knowing things were very clean and organized!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Love that banner! Thank you!

I've used T S works great.

Come on over and enter the giveaway.

Cathy said...

Thanks for stopping by earlier...consider yourself entered!!!

I just wanted to stop by and thank you for being the sweet thing that you is always a delight to have a visit from always bring a smile to my face!!!

Thanks again sweet blogging buddy!!!

Melissa Miller said...

How precious Sherri! Thank you so much for sharing this idea and the designs with us. It's really adorable in your home.

I hope all is going well with you and yours. I haven't seen you around blogland as much lately.

Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Melissa :)

The Stylish House said...

I love this cute banner. I'm going to make one for my DD Heather. Thanks for including the good instructions.

Sandy said...

Thank you Sherri, I jsut found your blog and I love it, I will be back often! I like this project because I think I can do it! I am just starting to "craft" and I need to feel that the project isn' too overwhelming...this is perfect! Thanks! Please feel free to stop by and say hello! Sandy @
I am so glad I found your blog!!!!

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