Easy Summer Banner

It’s been a while since I made a new banner, and I have a little spot in my kitchen that could really use a pop of happy.  Since free is my favorite price, I dug in the craft room and found a piece of wood that had previously been a truly horrible lacquered print.  I have a little stash of paper and with a little digging found the right papers to make this little board come to life.  I also included the very first rose of the year from my garden.  Oh my goodness, it smells wonderful and I cannot wait to bring more of them inside!
I cut about two feet of jute twine to begin with, then cut an 8 1/2″ by 11″ brown card stock paper into eight rectangles.  One down the middle length-wise, then each side into four pieces.  I used a hole punch on each of the six squares at the top of each corner so I could thread the twine thru the holes as in the picture above.  I also used a pair of decorative siccors across the bottom of each square to give the banner a litte somthing fancy, without being too fancy.
I recently bought this Martha Stewart punch, which makes a wonderful flower shape and it has been fantastic to use.  Not only are the edges all very clean, but it is nice and sturdy.  The possibilities of how much I could use this one stamp are endless…I am sure she will be saying hello again 🙂

I punched a few flowers out in a complimentary scrapbooking paper.  And I used pre-cut glitter chipboard letters to spell out “summer” on the bunting.  I used a little bit of acid-free glue to keep the flowers and letters in place, and tied a bow out of the remaining jute on each end.

Easy right?
I am sorry to report that I did not take a before picture of the truly hideous lacquered picture.  But it was something that probably would have been pretty bad even in the 70’s.  But I loved the shape when I saw it at a thrift store, and it was only $1.99.   I painted the wood with three coats of Krylon satin spray paint in Bright White.  I then used some masking tape to make a few stripes on the board, and did a couple coats of aqua on the exposed areas.  I allowed the paint to dry completely.  After distressing the wood with fine sandpaper, it needed something.  So, the banner and the cast off shabby piece of wood are now together, and bringing some beachy fun to my kitchen.

All the spring rain is paying off, the roses are in bloom!
After putting it all together,I like the background for a simple summer banner.

Happy DIY’ing, I am pouring some iced tea as I press the publish button.  I think it’s time to relax in the sun with some iced tea next to those roses.
xoxo, Tanya

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  1. It's adorable!! I love the sparkly letters and the cute flowers! The whole thing makes me smile. 🙂

  2. Super cute banner!

  3. Oh so pretty – the sign, the banner and the rose! I've never seen that punch – I'll have to check it out next time I'm at Michaels. Is your rose form a bush or is it the climbing variety? Love it's mix of shades.

  4. Your banner is gorgeous. I'm so glad you joined I the bloglovin blog hop I'm following gfc and bloglovin. I also host a weekly link party going on now at http://www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/05/whimsy-wednesdays-13.html and I'd love for you to join in.

  5. Love the banner and Love your blog background. Newest follower via blog hop. Please follow back!?

  6. Very cute! Great tutorial, too! 🙂

  7. Super cute banner! Great tutorial, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Very nice. I love how you turned a horrible lacquered print into something beautiful!

  9. I love all of these colors together, it looks so nice and breezy!! Thanks for sharing and I am a new follower! I hope you have a great weekend coming up!!

  10. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog and the kind words! Your banner is so adorable! Traci

  11. Tanya, thanks so much for stopping by.I love your blog (I have never been here before!) and am now a follower!

  12. So cute! And in my favorite color…

  13. love this, don't know how we haven't crossed paths sooner. Glad we did!

  14. Hello Tanya,
    your blog is very nice. I'm a new follower from Italy
    Desi of Creattivando

  15. Hi Tanya. Thank for coming by to my blog earlier and leading me here to yours. You have such wonderful talent! Your DIY projects are amazing. Your newest follower here. Happy Friday! x

  16. Hi cute friend!! You and I must be on the same wavelength! Seriously!! Because I have been really into upcycling (not a real word) and making things over lately too! AND I just painted some picture frames stripey just like your cute board!! Soul sistas?
    Ha ha xoxo!

  17. That looks so cute & beautiful! Thanks Tanya for visiting me and for your sweet words 🙂

  18. What a cute little project to add some happy cheer into your home! Thanks for the inspiration!

  19. Love the banner!! Super cute!!

  20. ahhhh! I LOVE THIS!!! Seriously adorable! I'm a sucker for glitter and aqua and stripes! Love it!

    I'm a new follower. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Mallory @ Classy Clutter

  21. So cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors 😉 Also love your flatware caddy…..AWESOME!

  22. Very pretty!

  23. Sweeeet! Hopping over from the bloglovin hop. Following you on bloglovin now xo

  24. very cute!

  25. I love your board and your banner. The colors are awesome. Thanks for linking to the Home Decor and Organizing Link Party. I'm featuring this today.

  26. I love this !!

    I would love you to share this project at my. Crafty linky party…


    Hope to see you there

    Claire x

  27. I love this! Love the color of the stripes you chose. Makes me want to pull of some of my many scrapbook supplies to make some home decor again.

  28. Tanya this is adorable and you make it look so easy!

    We would LOVE for you to share this in our Crafty Showcase. It runs from Sat thru Thurs. and then we pick our favorites to feature on Friday.

    We also have an ETSY and Craft Business linky

    Have a super weekend,

  29. I love decorating for holidays but never thought about doing something special for the seasons. What fun! And yes I can see why that hole punch will "be back to say hello". Lol This is just too cute. Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays and hope you enjoyed visiting with everyone.

    PS Now following on bloglovin also

  30. This is such a fantastic banner.. I'm pinning it.Thanks for linking up at friday fun party

  31. Your summer banner is just too cute! The colors of the board and the design of the banner really makes it fun!

  32. Awesome! I think I could do this!

  33. Very sweet! I am so ready for summer!

  34. Beautiful and perfect for welcoming summer! Thank you for linking up to Uncommon! Featuring this on our FB page today! 😉

  35. LOVE the banner!!!

    My father has many rose bushes, so I often get bouquets of them. YAY! 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  36. Just adorable Tanya!
    I adore banners of all kinds so this is awesome!
    Thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  37. Sooo beautiful.. I LOVE this.. Thanks SOOO much for linking to Pin'Inspirational Thursday last week, hope you are back again this week.. Super lovely blog, I'm officially a follower with smiles.. xo ~ Marilyn

  38. ADORABLE! I've gotta buy one of those MS punches!!! Thanks for posting on my link party at Doodles and Stitches. I hope you'll continue linking up every week 🙂

  39. Very cute banner! Just right for the Summer.Thank you for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a fun week!


  40. Really cute and simple-to-make but impactful banner. Love it.

    Thank you for joining our party. Tomorrow, Wednesday, we'll pick a few features and open a new party. We look forward to you coming to join in again at http://www.finecraftguild.com/party/

  41. SO cute! I love the craft paper pennants paired with the glittery letters. Fun!!

    I've pinned this!

  42. Your banner and board are amazing. Your project will be featured for Functional Friday this week!

    Thanks so much for linking up!


  43. Hi Tanya – thanks for sharing this at the {what's shakin' link party}!! I'm featuring you today so I hope you stop by, link up and grab a party fave button 🙂

  44. Hi, Tanya

    I found your lovely blog from restore interiors link party. I just enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. I would love for you to stop by http://www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great week.

    Thank you.


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Thank you so much for reading, and as always, may your heart and home be full of everything you love! xo, Tanya         linking up to: http://www.savvysouthernstyle.net/ And these awesome parties: http://www.twelveoeightblog.com/awesome-link-parties