I recently got a little extra motivation to do some paper crafting after a recent fun event with friends. This weekend, I took a little time to whip up this adorable DIY Spring Banner with 3D Rosettes and I love seeing it hanging in our home.
Just a couple of weeks ago, my mom and I had the chance to participate in a fun party celebrating the new Cricut Explore, which is a really awesome machine! It was a great night for us to spend together, doing what both share a love for–crafting!
My friend, Mariah, was the hostess of our fun Cricut Explore crafting party and the one responsible for that adorable decor behind my mom and me. Isn’t it so cute?! Love those little pinwheels!
After learning all about the new Cricut Explore, we got to play and create! I had the machine cut out the bird and “weclome spring.” I went home with this adorable piece and I’ve been in love with it ever since!
Since I didn’t win the Cricut Explore that was given away at the party, I was determined to not let that stop my creativity when I got home. I got busy with my Silhouette machine, instead. :)
Funny thing is, my MOM ended up winning the Cricut Explore. I couldn’t be happier for her! It may also have something to do with the fact that she’s going to give me her Silhouette Cameo. Wahoo!
Anyways, back to keeping the creativity juices flowing!
I saw these rosettes in the Silhouette store and I just KNEW I needed to create with them. They are so cute!
After following this YouTube video, I was able to create 6 gorgeous rosettes and loved that they were fairly easy to make. The machine does the hard part! After they were cut out, I glued the three parts together and then used my needle and thread to create the tight inner circle. (You can see exactly how to do it in the video.)
Once I got the needle and thread through the holes, I was able to pull it tightly and tie it off, while also gluing the two ends together to make a full circle.
I created 6 pennant designs in Silhouette. It was super easy to draw the shape. I just wanted to make sure they were 6 inches wide and 7 inches tall.
Once I had those all cut out, I glued the rosettes to the pennants.
I cut the “SPRING” letters out using my Silhouette, as well. I wanted them at about 5″ tall. They were easy to glue on, using my glue gun. The only little tip here is to try and have your letter cover the center of your rosette. It’s more visually appealing if that little area is covered. If your letter doesn’t cover it, don’t worry, there’s a small circle that comes with the rosette file.
In order to connect the letters, I cut strips of fabric that were about 9 inches long and 2 inches wide. I used a hole punch to punch holes in the upper corners of the pennant and then thread the fabric through, tying a knot to secure it.
The overall product was really easy and I LOVE seeing it hang in my home.
If you like this idea, feel free to give it a little pin onto Pinterest! It would make my day! Have a wonderful week, friends!