Friday, January 21, 2011

a banner day



Another snowfall has me craving a bit of bold, cheerful color so I gathered a few trusty supplies:



wallpaper scraps and samples, note cards, twine, scissors and glue.



I made a template from construction paper.



I folded and cut



and glued



and folded again and dabbed off excess glue;




then clamped



and let dry.





Then I admired



and hung



and then headed back outside to shovel.

This project was quick 'n easy to make and the perfect infusion of some British Country flavor into my dining area.

(And much more fun than shoveling snow)

xo
elyse

71 comments:

birdie blue said...

darling, elyse. love the wallpaper bunting.
it looks perfectly sweet.

i hope your weekend is snow-free.
xo
~molly

stefanie said...

sooooo pretty...I am in LoVE with the third one from the left behind the small green piece...eeeeekkkk!!!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Love your paper banner!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Simple but pretty projects are the best! And handmade always wins over storebought so keep tinkering away! Stay warm and cozy and have a great weekend. Tammy

Gem said...

These are gorgeous, I would never have thought of making bunting like this. What a great idea. I know what I am hoping to be doing tomorrow now :)
I hope the weather improves for you and that there is no more snow.
Have a good weekend xxx

Michele said...

Love, love, love! We didn't get any snow here on the Cape but it's a dreary rainy day and your sweet bunting was just the thing to make me smile (and be thankful I don't have to shovel).

All things nice... said...

Oh your bunting is really pretty :)

All things nice...

Lilybets said...

...a touch of sweetness and romanticism in your kitchen !.
:-)
I love its light,It is full of energy !.

Theresa said...

Love it Elyse! Gorgeous creation! I think you are so talented to come up with such pretties! Have a blessed day, HUGS!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Fantastic!

LOVE THEM!!

xxoo
Becky

Jill said...

Love your bunting! Those are such great floral patterns. Your dining room is so sunny and cheery!
Hugs,
Jill

~~Carol~~ said...

Your banner is so cheery, and the perfect thing while patiently waiting for Spring!

Claudia said...

Adorable - and always more fun than shoveling snow. Oh boy,it's going to be a cold one this weekend.

xo
Claudia

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Elyse,
Oh that garland is so pretty and adds just the right amount of color. yes, I agree that is much more fun than shoveling snow :) :) Oh, I wish you could come help decorate my house!!! The photos are lovely !!! Have a great weekend. Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

myletterstoemily said...

you are such a treasure! the happy mix of
colors and prints is just adorable.

Liszha said...

Really gorgeous!

Brenda Kula said...

Adorable, Elyse! You make the sweetest things!
Brenda

It's me said...

This is so nice !! your papaer banner!! ...love it Elyse......xxx...

Sorta Fairytale Girl said...

ahhhh, i LOVE it!!! i have been planning to do this with my oilcloth scraps...maybe i will do one with wallpaper or scrapbook paper too. i am such a fan of british bunting banners!

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

That is just so darn cute. Hope you have a great weekend and stay warm and cozy not frozy!!

Katy Noelle said...

What a great idea! Yes, definitely better than shoveling snow, too. I needed a perk me up and, well, I've left you another message. I'll just say, thank you so much for sharing your HOME with us. I needed homeyness!

Love, Katy xo

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...a very cute snow day project!

A Ruffled Nest said...

So cute!!! I love banners.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

LOVE!

NanaDiana said...

Elyse, You NEVER cease to amaze me with your ideas and your talent. You do the cutest things..and I just love them all. I'll bet all the teachers love to get handmade gifts from you! These little banners are DARLING...can I say it again? D-A-R-L-I-N-G....just like you- xxoo Diana

Diane said...

Well there you go again MAGIC~ I love it very cottage sweet!
Hugs, Diane

Karen said...

The banner is so pretty,It really brightens the space,that's some of the prettiest wallpaper I've ever seen.

Jen Kershner said...

I SUPER love it Elyse! You are a girl after my heart for sure.

Lataina said...

So sweet and cheerful!! =)

Tamara Nicole said...

Super cute! Found your blog through Bluebird Notes, how super cute glad I stopped by!

Kathy Martin said...

FUN! :)

Scrap for Joy said...

Your dining room is so cheerful and sunny! The wallpaper garland is the perfect touch over your valances. Thoe prints you chose are lovely...always love to see your tinkerings!
Saty warm!
xoxo
Joyce

debi said...

Love the sweet banner!! It's perfectly pretty in your dining room.

All That Jazz said...

So cool! Going to try to get my hands on an old wallpaper book and give this a try!! ;-)
I wish I had snow....not so much I'd need to shovel, but some snow would be better than this gray rain and wind we are getting today!
~michelle~

Lisa said...

You are so cool!! I always think how easy why didn't I think of that ;) You give me great ideas!! I need to look for my paper and get started! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs, Lisa

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

How sweet this is elyse. Your dining room looks so cheery and Spring-like, I just love it!
Blessings,
Marcia

Michele said...

Elyse -thank you sooo much for visiting me today.I miss visiting Lizzie at her shop - it was rather sad to see the gorgeous photos in Romantic Country. I hope next time you visit the Cape you'll have a chance to visit my little shop. I'm not as drop dead gorgeous as Vintage Lizzie was, but it's still a pretty fun little shop.
xo
Michele

Kelly Massman said...

So pretty!

aimee said...

looks so happy! i love what you did with your creation.
blessings,
aimee

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love it, Elyse!!!! those papers are perfectly perfect! I was just looking at some of the "Brittish banners' on etsy last night! Why don't I find papers like that?! :) Come see me! I miss you! ♥

fairiemoon said...

Elyse,
Did you acquire your background "wallpaper" or did you make it? I use typepad so I am not sure what you did would be transferable but I am trying to find information on this and just not getting much traction.

Rose Brier Studio said...

What a fun project! Sorry about the snow. Since I was almost overcome by heat on my walk yesterday, I feel I need to apologize! Nice to have a snow respite, however you take it!
~Marilee

paperbird said...

so very pretty- i love these sweet banners!

paola said...

A very nice and easy-to-do idea! Thank you for the idea!
Have a good Sunday
paola

Hamptontoes said...

Super fabulous! I am making a banner for my daughter's birthday party using wallcovering and textile remnants!

koralee said...

Adorable in everyway my sweet friend.....something I may have to try..my girl friend has made me a fabric one but this is one I could do myself...thanks.

Hugs for a great week.xo

Beach Vintage.com said...

So simple and such a lovely result.....pity you had to go back out to shovel....

KarenHarveyCox said...

This is so lovely. I love your designs and especially love the bunting. We are expecting more snow on Wednesday. I don't remember this much snow for ages now.

Karen

Zuzu said...

Oooo, I love it Elyse!!! So bright & pretty. :)
Hugs,
Zuzu

Mary Ellen said...

What a cute banner Elyse and I noticed even your clamps are adorable painted clothes pins- no plain clamps for you!

Just got in from our trip to Phoenix and back. Had such a great time with some blogging ladies on Saturday and came home with a ton of fabric to make some bedding frou frou for the master bedroom. I hope I will have time to start on it soon!

It was nice to experience some warm weather too!

bee blessed
mary
mary

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Elyse, How can this be so effortless for you and such a struggle for me!!!! It's not fair! (:
I wish I had your talent!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

glamour said...

Hi. I like your site.Would you like to make a link exchange?
My site http://handmade-wedding-jewelry.blogspot.com/ we both benefit from this

Vicki said...

Hi, Elyse, I am standing back to admire, too. Love everything about your banner. I need one to hang up in my cottage to brighten up this cold Texas day!!! Enjoy your week, my friend, and take it easy shoveling that snow!! Love and hugs, Vicki

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

hello!!!... i LOVE... so cute!!! thanks for stopping by today and for you to say you like my home makes me smile because i love yours!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Elyse,
Just stopped back to say, that I mentioned you on my post today.
Karen

Roberta said...

This is so darned cute Elyse!! I've been wanting to make one from fabric for the grandboy's room. I guess the same principal applies eh? Love your selection of papers! xoRoberta

Busy As Can Be said...

HOw cute! It looks so pretty!

Wanda Metcalf said...

I simply love this room!! So sweet

Just sorry you had to go out and shovel ; )

gabrielle messina said...

it's a beautiful banner! Feels like spring!

Cottage Flair said...

How cute is that?! Your creativity always impresses and inspires me. I love the banners!
Jennifer

Ana said...

Very cute Elyse...Love all the beauitful paper...Don't know if I told you already. On our trip to Mexico last summer I picked up the cutest little plastic plate, bowl and cup set that I just fell in love with...Everytime I see it, it remains me of you and your style. Just thought I'd share that with you :-) Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh, so adorable Elyse! They look so cute on your windows. Please stay safe and warm sweetie!

Love,
Maryjane

Katsui Jewelry said...

Just beautiful, Elise!
Hugs,
Suz

She'sSewPretty said...

I love your banner. Where did you find that beautiful wallpaper?!

Cottage Touch said...

Great idea, thanks for sharing. Know how feel about shoveling snow, we are getting our fair share this year

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

I love, love, LOVE how these banners turned out and how you ended up using them. It's the lovingly made details that turn a house into a home and you have a very lovely home ;-)

~Lovely Vintage Country Life~ said...

Great idea Elyse. My work friend and I are putting on an Ol' Fashioned Candy Store Valentines party at work. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea for the banner? It's just toooo cute!

~Lovely Vintage Country Life~ said...

Great idea Elyse. My work friend and I are putting on an Ol' Fashioned Candy Store Valentines party at work. I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea for the banner? It's just toooo cute!

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah

Little Pink Studio said...

A lovely banner Elyse!
I adore your selection of papers you chose. Are they all Cath Kidston?
Cerri xo

Terri said...

Elyse this is so cute! l love the papers and the simplicity of it. Can I use the idea for a candy table? I will link the idea to you! You are the best. Terri