The hood in my kitchen is dressed for every season and holiday now. This week, it's adorned with a simple painted floral banner, inspired by the late summer blooms outside my window.
And it took me less than 30 minutes to create.
I started with a pack of brown banner paper that I found for less than a buck in the clearance bin. I got lucky, but you can just as easily make a few banner pieces on your own out of card stock. The color choice and size is up to you, just cut out your triangles and punch a hole in the top of each one.
Next, I drew a very simple flower on each triangle with pencil. Nothing fancy here, just a basic flower like the ones you drew as a kid.
Then I used craft paint and a small brush to fill in each petal. My inspiration flowers were black-eyed susans and sunflowers to reflect the current season, so I used yellow paint, but the color choice is up to you.
Go with what makes you smile.
To give each flower a little more character (and alleviate the pressure of creating a perfect circle), I used a round stencil brush and stamped the center with black paint. To add a little more interest, I grabbed my pencil and slightly outlined each petal for definition.
I used a variegated green yarn to string up my banner pieces and voila!
A sweet floral banner to celebrate the last bit of summer or welcome fall.
Like to see a few more banners? Check these out!