Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gettin' Crafty About Patriotic Stuff

I love 'em... patriotic things, especially vintage. Maybe that's why I really enjoyed a Country Living article a few years ago. They reprised it again last year online and I printed out the instructions.

Last week I started making a rosette banner.

This is as far as I got:

I was really excited to be able to use my vintage streamers from my shop's FOR CRAFTERS category ... I have a box of them and am selling 3 sets of 3. (Well, that's all that's left after my craft binge!)

This was the Country Living staff's final product. They get paid big bucks to make this stuff, don't they? I shouldn't feel so bad.

Mine turned out better than I expected... and since I'm not a crafter as of late...I was pleased!

Last year I tried to make these. It was tougher than I thought but I ended up with:

This little guy.

Hey, its a process! No seriously, I was about ready to pull my hair out trying to duplicate those darn ribbons... there were no instructions to follow so I made up my own thing. I think it needs some glitter!

This year I'm hoping to get a jump start on the season... anyone want to join me? I'd love to do a swap.

Let me know!

"....three cheers for the red, white, and blue..."


MJ said...

You are one busy gal! When you get tired of American patriotic stuff, you can start working on Canadian patriotic stuff for me! LOL!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Jillian; Love your banner,, they seem easy enough to make.. and I love your little guy,,, looks good to me,, have a great day


Ms.Daisy said...

You could glue some "gimp" around the "little guy" rosette and it would jazz it up some. You must have something red around somewhere! Just a suggestion!

Ms. Daisy Mau