I was hoping that once summer vacation came I'd have more time to play and create. Nope. I feel like I'm still just as busy, but doing 'summer' things instead. What's a busy mom to do when she has the hankering to create but she's gotta supervise the kids in the pool??? Slather on some sunscreen and grab a cute tote bag filled with a few simple supplies. We are going to multitask.
I love banners. I see them everywhere on design blogs. They are so fun and versatile! That's what we are going to sit by the pool and make today. A kraft paper banner decorated with spunky polka dots and colorful buttons.
Everybody have on their sunscreen and have a refreshing drink close by? Great! Let's begin.
You will need a flat surface to work on. I used a clipboard. I had a scrap of kraft paper left from wrapping my store orders, but you can use a grocery bag or even a brown lunch bag. Buttons in your favorite colors. A white pen. Some sort of string or thin ribbon. A diamond template, which you can make inside before heading out to the pool. Scissors. And adhesive. I used mini glue dots for the buttons and a Dotto for the paper pennants. That's it!
Are the kids behaving so far? Awesome.
Use your template to draw diamonds on your kraft paper. (I forgot to mention that you may need a few paper weights depending on the breeze.) You can make your template any size you want. Mine is about 1 1/2" wide across the fold and about four inches from point to point, unfolded.
Okay, fold your diamonds in half to make the little pennants and make simple dots along the two side edges with the white pen.
Attach all your little pennants and trim the string at the other end, leaving 10 - 12 inches for hanging.
Grab your buttons.
I love it.
I hope you get the chance to make this poolside project! :-) Enjoy!!!!