This week I started getting out my Fall decor from storage, hoping to influence the weather in AZ to cool down a bit. My flowers outside are wilting from the heat! So autumn flowers are the inspiration for this mini banner. It won’t take up much space – you can hang these on a letter board, chalk board or…just about anywhere!
I started with a few strips of Astrobrights Solar Yellow for the sunflowers – a bright, cheery color! These are cut at 1 1/2″ wide by 11″ long. To make pinwheels, I’m a fan of using a scoring board. It’s so versatile for lots of paper crafting projects. I made fold lines at every inch on one side, then flipped it over and did it again in between the first set of lines. Fold them back and forth like a fan. To get pointed edges, cut the tips off at an angle – similar to how kids make paper snowflakes.
Glue the ends of the strip together to form a circle, and when it’s dry – push the middle down and secure it with a 1″ circle punch cut out in the same color. On the front of the flower, I dusted the middle with some brown chalk and secured another 1″ circle punched out in Vanilla Bean Brown. I finished off the center with a couple dots in white gel pen and glued on a button too.
The scarecrow face is a 2 1/2″ circle of Royal Sundance Felt Natural – eyes are drawn with a black gel pen. I just drew an arch with a line under it and colored it in. His nose is a small triangle, cut from Adobo. Add white and black gel pen details for dimension and some red chalk for cheeks. If you aren’t eager to draw, I included an idea using different buttons for eyes instead!
Now for the scarecrow hat – this is a 2″ square and 1″ by 3″ strip of Vanilla Bean Brown. Using pieces of raffia, I adhered them to the back of the small strip, creating a brim. Make sure some pieces hang over the top so it looks like it’s peeking through the hat! Then glue it to the bottom of the square and you can trim off the top corners if you’d like. More details with white gel pen and any special bow you might like will complete his look.
A smaller strip of card stock on the back, folded over and glued on will give you the ability to hang the items from twine…and you can see that these work just as well as a hanger too. I decided to save one of each to hang from a bottle and tie to a candle.
These Fall card stock colors are great to have around for so many decorating and party ideas. Make sure you check out the discount deals on the CutCardStock website – there are a lot of Fall colors available this month. Thanks for stopping by!
Awww…. this is super adorable! I love that everything was made using simple tools and shapes, altered so cleverly. The banner is super cute. Well done!
Thanks so much! I like making something out of ordinary shapes, appreciate the comment!