Hey everyone...I have something different to share today. One of my friends called me in a bit of a panic, because they were assigned a First Communion Banner to make for her daughter. Not being crafty people, this was quite a challenge to envision. Now, my son didn't have to make a banner, but this was not an unfamiliar project to me. Another friend had called me last year and even another friend had been through it a couple of times with her kids. I will say, Pinterest was a HUGE help to us. I wasn't active on Pinterest in years past, so if you have a banner in your future....Pinterest is your best friend.
When my friends arrived, they had a crude banner that was double layers of felt glued to a piece of poster board. They had purchased stickers and a stack of felt. So with that and the arsenal of craft supplies in my room, we set of to get Miss K all set for her banner. It had to have a last name on it, and pretty much that was the directive. It was supposed to be mostly gold/white. We obviously chucked that idea out the window when Miss K picked teal blue as her first color choice. This is what our end result was:
How'd we do it?
We used Glitter HTV and a heat press. I helped her cut out the cross and dove and the letters for her name. We ran it through my heat press, which caused the glue the teacher used to heat up and soak thru the felt. Next step, hide the ugly melted glue! So we added the ribbon boarder to cover up that. Miss K is all about sparkly things, so we found some little ribbon/bling accent pieces I had never opened and we added those to the name portion and one to bottom as a center piece for her bow. The result...feminine, tasteful and sparkly. Miss K to a "tee". So what if we blew off the white/gold recommendation.
So if you're ever wondering, Glitter HTV will stick to felt. Pretty easily, in fact!
And what I learned? Little girls are really good at craft projects. She had a vision, didn't get bored, did quite a bit of the work herself, was interested and thrilled with the end project. I have a boy. He'd have been gone in about 10 seconds.
What I was reminded of? It feels really great to help others. Especially when it is something so out of their comfort zone, but so very much in mine. I had a blast!
Have a super day!