Ok so I have always wanted to be able to use that title...but darn it...it it so fitting for the banner I made. I have been wanting to make one that spells out WICKED..for sometime. Such a fun word for Halloween. I thought this would be a fun shape to use...so I got my ruler out..a vintage one of course..and went to work figuring out the size etc. Banners can be any shape or size you wish...which is great if you have an idea for where you want to put it. This one I ended up just using heavy cardstock and doubled it up with dense scrapbook paper so it would not bend. I chose to stitch the top portion of each pendant. YEP you can stitch paper...and it is a lot of fun...adds that homespun look to a project. I suggest using a scrap piece of paper till you get use to it. I embellished each pendant with inks and added crepe paper rosettes....I did several layers for a full look. For me there is no science to a rosette...I just start folding with my fingers...and every couple of folds I use a stapler to keep it together. Than to cover the area where they come together I used my handy dandy circle puncher and glued it on top. I love rosettes and once your fingers become nimble they are easy to do..just a bit time consuming. I decided to use glittered letters...which you can find readily just about anywhere now. I strung tea-stained twill ribbon through to hang. I love to embellish a little extra with buttons and pearls....the sky is the limit. I have had several folks email about my banners..so I thought I would do a quick tutorial here. I love doing banners...they are such a fun way to personalize your home. I hope someone who has never tried one...gives it a go! You will feel like a kid again...with your construction paper, glue, and scissors. NO teachers looking over your shoulders though...so go ahead and do it your way!
There are a few new goodies over in my store. Hope everything finds all of you well this Monday afternoon. Off to watch tv. with the kid. XOXO, Cherry
I love the title! And I love your work!!!
That wicked banner is just FABULOUS!! You have made so many cute, Halloween crafts. LOVE them!
Fabulous as always!
Im currently hosting a paint party, I'd love it if you stopped by!
Beautiful work! I love, love, love your talent!
All the best,
Love your banners-Cherry!
Your holiday items look so great, love the banner! I also love what you do with the bingo cards, they are adorable. Hope your day is going great!
Wicked is perfectly fabulous!! Everything you do makes me wish I could sit and craft for hours!
I wish you would quit tempting me with all of your clever creations! These are so cute. laurie
That wicked banner is just too perfect...pretty and halloweeny (is that a word?!)!!
There's always something fun to look at when I visit.
I love the banners. Such cute and creative touches! Thanks for sharing your inspiration! I must attempt making one. I've seen some cute banners floating around. Your wicked one is one of my faves!
your banner is too cool! did you ever see that movie something wicked this way comes?
I CAN'T STAND IT. This is soooo darn cute...I groaned out loud when I saw it. You are soooo good....I love the vintagey feel you put in everything....girl you got it goin' on. And I don't mean maybe! I hope your hubby knows what a creative little cutey he has! Big smile!
PS....Halloween Bikini anyone?
LOVE that banner. I'd like to try some of those rosettes. Don't you want to show us how? Mimi
Cherry...you are so unbelievably talented! I love the WICKED banner. I made my first banner recently and you are so right ...it was sooooo much fun!
These are all so much fun. Sure beats the window clings my kids want to use!
That's the most beautiful presentation of anything *WICKED* I've ever seen!
I love Glam Halloween!
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I just love your new pieces! The "wicked" banner is terrific!!! I've wondered, what do you do with all your creations that you don't sell at your Etsy shoppe? I always get the itch to create a bunch of stuff, but not sure where I'd display it all. Thanks for more great inspiration!
Amazingly beautiful as always! Love the pearls :)
You are just so creative! My favorite part of your work are the rosettes. So cute!
Love that wicked banner, you are so creative! Thanks for Sharing!
That black and white banner! Yum-EEE! Love them all, of course.
Your banners could dress up any room of the house. You add so much character and detail to each one. I marvel at how your mind thinks and the goodies that you continually produce.
That Wicked banner is just gorgeous! You always take your creations to that next level. They're outstanding!
Everything is always darling! Great job!
This reminds me so much of Mary Engelbreit! I love her stuff-- & yours!
This reminds me so much of Mary Engelbreit! I love her stuff-- & yours!
Love the boo banner! Is it on your etsy site? ~Cindy
I love it...love your milkware also...I have some myself...
Hi Cherry ~ you are so creative!! The banner is too cute..
P.S. I sent you an email about your pillow :)
Cherry , you are right , the word "wicked" does fit you , Ha! You are so wicked talented.... You just keep coming up with such wonderful things and I love your Fall decorating. you have a great evening.
Jean in virginia
Hi Cherry, I too have always loved the word wicked... It is a word my dad used a lot... and that wicked banner is so darn cute!! You are so talented and I love all of your stuff! Have a fun filled day...
I love it all. I just did my first banner and it's not near as polished as yours but, I had fun doing it! They are so stinking fun. You are so gifted!
Awesome as always!!
Love the wicked banner and the title!!
Wow!!! Awesome pieces of treasured art!!!
Cherry, every one of them is stunning, as usual! Thank you for the insight on what goes into your creations. I love what you said about "no teacher being over your shoulder"...isn't it great to have all kinds of goodies & just play to your heart's content? I'm posting tonight a few fall creations that I've made over the past few weeks...come check them out!
Fabulous stuff as always! Loved seeing your beautiful fall decorations. I want that black hall tree/bench piece!!!
Okay, that 'Wicked' banner is adorable!!!
Hey, Darlene posted about winning your giveaway and also a purchase from you. Cute stuff!
Your banners are gorgeous. My daughter loves The Wicked one because her favorite musical is Wicked! I enjoyed your previous post too. Your fall decorations are beautiful. I especially like the long picture of gingham pumpkins. It's beautiful.
Thanks for sharing all of your banners and pennants. I love them all and you inspire me to create!
Thank you for explaining how to do the rosettes! I've always wondered about them. Love that Wicked banner! I love all the layering. Everything you make is always so fabulous!
Cherry, I'm just not smart enough to figure out how to leave a comment on your feedback on Etsy. laurie
i LOVE your banner! and i LOVE your milk glass! :)
you are wicked...wicked talented!
Im goin over to the etsy~
The banners are so creative and festive...and I spied some wonderful pieces of milk glass, too!
I love your banners for Halloween!
I just found your blog and absolutely love it. Your creations are incredible and your photos are beautiful. So excited to have your blog to follow.
Nancy from Gilbert, AZ
You make the beautiful things! I love it all, the fluffy centers in the first banner, the patterns you use, it all looks totally gorgeous!
So glad you found my blog because now I have found YOURS!
I just spent the past hour going way back looking at all your wonderful posts...we seem to like the same decor and art projects!
It is nice to meet another Central Oregon Sister!!
Oh. How. Cute!
I just finished the book Wicked today and loved it! A good read if you haven't done so already. Love your Wicked banner, perfect for Halloween.
Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this tutorial.
I'd appreciate your letting me know if that's OK.
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