Greeting Roadies! Jess here today to herald in spring with this bright floral banner. I am so ready for spring and got a head start on my mantle this season with the hopes that my decor would urge Mother Nature to cooperate and bring on the warmth and flowers!
I love to have a beautiful mantle display for every season. Our fireplace is visible as soon as you walk in the door so this festive decor is one of the first things visitors can see. As my mantle area is very narrow I always add a banner to add some height to the area.
I cut the pennants from a chipboard sheet, covered them in paper and added the scalloped trim to the bottoms of each. I also added a length of burlap trim to each, and a kraft doily on top for unity between all the pennants.
I wanted my banner to really be full of blooms. Each pennant has at least one flower! I used a variety of flower textures, chipboard pieces like the gold painted bird here, and metal.
I also added a sweet resin bow on the "r" pennant, and hung a few elements from the ribbon instead of securing them on the pennants. I like the added movement this brings.
I kept my chipboard alphas simple, as they needed to pop against the busy flower backgrounds. I painted them cream an used a clear glossy coat over the top for added shine.
I just love the shabby chic floral extravaganza this turned into!
Maya Road supplies:
- Lisa chipboard lowercase alpha
- Kraft doilies
- Burlap trim
- Cream pleated trim
- Velvet pleats
- Resin bow
- Corrugated kraft post tags
- Vintage ric rac crochet trim: sunny yellow
- Wood love tokens
- Felt Roses: mustard yellow, fuchsia, carnation pink
- Satin scallop edge blooms: hibiscus, saffron
- Tu tu tulle flowers: ballerina pink, vintage beige
- Jewel center burlap blossom
- Heart clip
- Rose velvet flower
- Birds with cages mini chipboard
- Hexagons chipboard
- Shot through the heart chipboard