make your own: glitter banner

GlitterBanner8The idea for a glitter banner stemmed from a DIY that I saw on A Beautiful Mess. As soon as I came across this easy tutorial, I knew that I was going to make my own version of it. I had plans to do one for Christmas, but given that it very quickly became a very hectic season, I had to scrap it and save it for another day. Although it’s not a very manly project, I decided to create a glitter banner for Geoffrey’s birthday. I loved the results so much that I plan on displaying it year-round in The Little Barn!

This is what you’ll need to make your own banner:

GlitterBanner1Glitter foam sheet (2)
Suede lace
Scissors
Printer
Printer paper
X-acto knife
Crazy glue
Pen
Cardboard

Steps:

GlitterBanner31. Using your computer and printer, create the word of your choice on a Word Document or any free stencil software in large letters. Print. Cut out each individual letter. Set aside.

2. Lay out the glitter foam sheets so that the glitter sides are facedown. Place each letter on the back of the foam sheet, in the reverse direction. (I initially forgot to do this, and began to trace them right side up.) Then trace the letters onto the back of the glitter sheets.

3. After all of the letters are traced, begin to cut them out using an X-acto knife. Be sure to place a piece of cardboard under the sheets to avoid cutting your crafting surface.

GlitterBanner44. Once the letters have been cut out of the foam sheets, place them face down. Spell out the word that you are creating in reverse, glitter side down. Take the suede lace and string it along the top of each letter. Glue it to the back of the letter with the crazy glue.

GlitterBanner65. Once the glitter banner is dry, the last step is to hang it! Make sure to place it front and centre for all to enjoy.

GlitterBanner7GlitterBanner5Have a great day!

<3

Emory

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IMG_0561 copy IMG_0569 copyIMG_0578 copy IMG_0571 copyIMG_0588 copy IMG_0600 copyIMG_0598 copy IMG_0602 copyIMG_0605 copy Hey guys! So my niece celebrated her birthday a few weeks ago, and I have the pictures to prove it. We spent the day at the provincial park of our future home. It was really nice to get a small taste of what get-togethers will be like out there, with the beach, BBQ pits, mini golf, a park, campground, a pool, and water slides as our playground. Summer doesn’t last very long in Saskatchewan, so I hope that we can celebrate out there whenever we have the chance to! I’m just lucky to have family members that want to share time and our new home with us.

Have a great week, friends! 

<3

Emory

favorite fridays.

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this past sunday i invited my family over for supper. not a big deal right? it’s only a few people. wrong! after it is all said and done, there are fourteen of us that make up my side of the family. to top it all off, *g* was working that day, so i was left to clean the entire house, set up the tables, chairs, and place settings, and cook almost everything by myself. complaining aside, i really didn’t mind. it was actually lots of fun!

as i mentioned in wednesday’s post, the family supper also doubled as a going away party for my brother’s family. they are moving across canada to start a new life. we wish them luck. :-)

IMG_2221_zps619839d6 IMG_2228_zps3b408440IMG_2231_zpsaa5e4d71IMG_2237_zps111489bcIMG_2245_zps1b131611IMG_2274_zps8685b42bIMG_2259_zps600ae95eIMG_2275_zpsac1d77aaIMG_2273_zps26bb7b2cIMG_2278_zps9856abc6 i will definitely not be forgetting moments like these anytime soon!

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so long july.

IMG_1191_2IMG_1196IMG_1255we celebrated the ending of june and the beginning of july with my nephew’s first birthday party. it was filled with children, sweets, presents, laughs, and much happiness. 

IMG_1275IMG_1311IMG_1312july 1 was canada day! we wore white and spent the night along the riverbank photographing fireworks. they were beautiful.

IMG_1524 IMG_1525 IMG_1529IMG_1535we had a few date nights where we tried out new restaurants. they were yummy!

photo-6-1i had an impromptu photo shoot with my mum and her (favorite) newfie. is she not the prettiest person ever?

IMG_2211then we had a family supper at little green. although it was only for my parents, brother, and sister and their spouses and little ones, it consisted of thirteen people! (fourteen if you count the little girl in my sister’s tummy.) the supper doubled as a going away party for my brother, his wife, and their two children who are moving across the country at the end of this week.

IMG_1914luckily, i got to enjoy some quiet, early mornings like these with my girl holly.

IMG_1856 IMG_1862then it was time for my niece’s birthday party. this time there were even more family members, presents, laughs, and food.

IMG_2293we had my dad come and stay with us for a night.

IMG_2190 IMG_2193 IMG_2197we also managed to get another date night in where we went to my favorite old theatre and saw the iceman. it was a fantastic film!

IMG_2202of course, it wouldn’t be a successful month without selling dozens of items from the hello scarlett store.

IMG_1865 IMG_1871IMG_1882IMG_1899 as always, our evenings came to an end with a long walk in our neighbourhood. i will never, ever grow tired of living next to the river. neither will holly or truman.

IMG_1904july was a very busy but at the same time a very fun month! i hope that next month we can find more time to slow down and enjoy the warm weather before fall starts creeping in. :-)

see you all in august!

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  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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