Monday, April 4, 2016

Holiday Icon Interchangeable Banner - April Flowers

I know that normally April Showers bring May flowers, but with all of the gloomy weather recently I needed to brighten things up with some beautiful blooms!  So, I am skipping the April Showers and switching it APRIL FLOWERS! 

Join me on the Designer Crafts Connection April Blog Hop!

You might remember THIS POST, where I shared my Holiday Icon Interchangeable Banner for St. Patrick's Day and Easter over on the Kunin Blog, but if not here are a few photos...

St. Patrick's Day is over and Easter is past, so the shamrocks and bunnies have been put away, but I wanted something new and fresh on my Canvas Corp Brands Burlap Shape Pocket banner, so I decided lavender flowers would be just the thing!

I cut out several flowers from a Sizzix die using my Big Shot machine from Kunin Eco-fi® Classicfelt™ Bright Lilac, Orchid and Purple.  This is a bigger die, so I could cut all three layers of felt at the same time.

Stack up the felt flowers largest to smallest and alternating colors for interest.  Sew bright yellow buttons to the center of the 2 smallest flowers in each grouping with embroidery floss.  Glue flower layers together and add a stem to the back of each flower with jumbo rick rack using Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue, let dry.

Attach Tombow Fastener Tabs (hook and loop tabs) to the back of the flowers, hang and enjoy!

Now it is time to HOP around to see what "April Showers Bring May Flowers" projects the other Designers have created!  Just click HOP FORWARD and HOP BACK links in the Designer Crafts Connection navigation tool on the right hand side of my blog!

And be sure to check out the DESIGNER CRAFTS CONNECTION BLOG for the Link Up and FACEBOOK PAGE as well for tons more inspiration!

Now if April Showers bring May Flowers, then what do May Flowers bring?  Leave me YOUR answer in the comments section! 

Thanks for stopping by!  -Beth

1 comment:

Lynda said...

Beth - What a clever idea to make the banner interchangeable. I love the flowers. Very nice!