We’re getting the house ready for Thanksgiving, adding a few extra decorations the fire place mantle. To go along with a few corn husks and pumpkins already on shelves, we’re crafting this fun and festive fall banner to take it’s place on the mantle as well. We used real leaves, dried and pressed, and then painted and stamped for a fall time banner.
Here’s how to make one for your home:
Supplies for Leaf Stamped Banner
- leaves – here’s how to dry and press leaves
- paint in fall colors
- plate and paint brush
- napkin or paper towel
- triangle muslin or canvas fabric – my pennants are pre-made and sewn by Design Canvas Shapes
- ribbon or double bias tape
- sewing machine or needle and thread
1. Once your leaves are dried and pressed flat, paint them with a coat of paint, any color.
2. Stamp the leaf onto the center of your fabric pennant triangle. Place a napkin or paper towel on top of the leaf and press down, making sure to get each area of the leaf stamped onto the fabric. Then peel the leaf off of the fabric carefully.
3. Make a few different leaf shapes in all different colors. Let these leaf stamps dry completely.
4. Line up your pennant triangles and space them out to where you’d like them on your banner. Line up your ribbon or double bias tape to your triangles and pin them in place.
5. Sew your pennants onto your ribbon or double bias tape.
Now it’s ready to hang over a doorway or fireplace mantle, bringing in the fall season.