Sunday, April 24, 2016

A Parisian banner - The Counterfeit Kit Club Blog Hop!

Hope you're enjoying the Counterfeit Kit Club's Member Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Julene's blog.

Next you should jump to Jemma's blog, but look around first! :)

Today I'm bringing you a home decor project that I made with my April Counterfeit kit, Les Voyageurs. I have a bit of a Parisian theme going on in my guest, half bath, and I've been meaning to make a banner to cover a beat up old shelf in there for ages. So this month's kit was perfect to inspire me to finally follow through!

I threw in the navy paper, because that is a predominant color in my bathroom. I cut banner pendants, rosettes, accents and letters. I used an Eiffel Tower cut file for the A to add a little extra Parisian flair.

For my banners that need to be durable in the home, I like to use a hot glue gun to secure the rosettes. Since they're not in the scrapbook and need to be acid free, that's a good adhesive to use to ensure they're not falling apart while hanging up!

I used some giant eyelets I had to reinforce the holes to hold the hanging yarn... Not too sure about that gold yarn yet - I may change it eventually.

And here is the banner in all its glory.

I got the navy vase at Goodwill. I got the two lovely old books at a local thrift store, and the brass tower is from Paris! The glitter tower is from the Target dollar aisle, I think, a long time ago.

I have a strangely shaped 1/2 bath, so I have accented these two walls.

Here we are with my canvas of a photo I took in Paris.

Thank you for looking & be sure to hop on over to Jemma's blog next!

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  1. Wow! Inspiring! Love the Eiffel Tower used as an A

  2. WOW - that's beautiful - love the layering on the pennants

  3. Wow, such lovely dimension to this. I like it.

  4. This looks sensational! Gorgeous work and it sets off your shelf and theme perfectly.

  5. I saw this on Instagram and had to pop over to get a closer look. Great use for your kit - I like how you substituted the tower for the "A" and the street map paper you used for the background.

  6. Beautiful work :) The banner looks great :)

  7. Genius move with the "A", and how delightful to have an Ode to Paris space! I can imagine what a treasured keepsake the brass tower is :)