Simple gifts that mean so much!

I think gifts from the heart can be so touching even if they are something simple.
I as usual had ran out of money and needed a last minute gift for a friend. I grabbed some supplies and created a small name banner that was cherished more than a store bought gift.
Here is what the project ended up looking like…


For this project you will need:
-chipboard cut into banner shapes of your choice or precut banner shaped chipboard
-patterned paper
-hemp cord or jute
-white card stock
-alphabet stamps
-ink pad (ink of your choice) I used black
-fussy cut scissors
-glitter paint or mod podge
-small wood clothes pins
-sponge dauber or distress ink sponge
– black distress ink

First cut your chipboard into banner shapes of your choice or use your precut banner shapes. You will need one banner shape for each letter of the name you choose.


Next you will need to adhere the pattern paper to your banner shapes. I used a Tombow glue stick for this. I choose three colors of pattern paper, two banner shapes of each color.

I found it easier to glue the banner shape to the pattern paper then cut around them, you may find it easier to trace the shapes, cut the paper and then glue the paper on.

You will now want to distress the edges of the banner shapes using your distress ink and sponge dauber.

Once the edges are dried use your white card stock to stamp the letters you will use for your banner. Then use your fussy cut scissors to cut out each letter and adhere each letter to one banner shape.



I used the Stampin Up fine point adhesive to glue the letters onto the banner shapes. Both Stampin Up and Close to my heart have a fine point adhesive that works great for small pieces.

I then used the folk art glitter paint and brushed a thin coat over each banner shape. I love this paint!


Once the paint has dried you can go ahead and cut your rope/jute/ribbon or whatever you would like to clip your banner shapes to.


My gift was actually used as an Easter basket stuffer so I took an old Revco panty hose egg and glued a couple of paper flowers and a button.



Hope you enjoyed today’s project, have a blessed day!
Let’s scatter joy!


One thought on “Simple gifts that mean so much!

  1. I cannot express to you all how cute this looks in “real life.” Jessica so sweetly made this for my granddaughter. It’s also the little touches she incorporated into it. She glued “branch slices” onto the thumb tacks to give it a more “rustic” look. LOVE IT!! And Maddie says “thank you!!”

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