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A Simple Project Day...

 I am loving the cooler fall weather in our area and have started some fall decorating!  Today I decided to do a simple project that I will use when I decorate for Halloween!   I wanted to make a pennant banner...I started with a vintage bingo card and used it as my pattern for the other pennants...

I used old papers and scans of ephemera...

an old typewriter lesson book had many styles of type and provided lots of fun pieces...

sheet music and bingo cards worked well, too.  I backed the thinner paper pennants with cardstock to make them more sturdy.

I used these vintage game letter cards~ they are cute, smaller than standard playing cards, and perfect for my project!  The Halloween set is available in my etsy store for $2, but you could also use letters you cut out or print from the computer...

I backed them with black cardstock to accent the letters against the patterned back papers...

I punched two holes in each pennant and threaded old seam binding through the openings- you could also use ribbon, jute, yarn, etc...

I like simple graphic designs, but these could easily be much more decorated with fringed crepe paper or other embellishments...I think it'll be a fun decoration for Halloween!

NOTE~ the following giveaway has now ended...
This is my 100th post!  I have had such a great time blogging and visiting with all of you!  I am having a quick little giveaway~ you don't need to do anything except leave a comment on this post to be entered.  I'll draw from the comments before my next post on Saturday and the winner will receive a fun little ephemera pack with fall colors, goodies, and one of the "HALLOWEEN" letter sets!  And you don't have to be a follower to enter (make sure I have an email address to reach you, though), but I'd love to have you as a follower, too!

NOTE~ This giveaway has ended~ the winner was Jan of Bobbypins Boardwalk!

I am linking to Vintage Inspiration Friday
and The French Cupboard's Autumn Art Party

Until next time...


  1. SO CUTE! :) And congrats on your 100th post! If you judge a blog by the enjoyment it brings to its readers, yours is definitely a success! :)

  2. Hi Linda
    Congrats on your 100th post! I Love your banner! Thanks for sharing such a great tutorial! It would be so fun to make them for different holidays. I am already beginning to think of Christmas!

  3. yay for 100 posts and your banner is darling...hugs♥olive

  4. Congratulations on your 100th post! I am so looking forward to fall-cooler weather, beautiful colors and fun decorations!!


  5. Hi Linda,
    Nice new banner/header! Sorry I didn't mention that before.
    Happy 100th Post!
    and LOVE the Halloween banner and would love to win it! Thanks for having a giveaway to celebrate.
    Garage sale went pretty good..little chilly!
    So excited about Thursday and I hope to see you there!
    deb :)

  6. Your banner is so cute, what a great idea!

  7. Congratulations on your 100th post! Way to go! I've enjoyed each and every one of them too. I love your Halloween banner -- so very clever. You are so creative!

  8. Congrats on your 100th post! I have enjoyed every one of them.
    Love the banner. I have those cards too so you have inspired me to create a banner!! I love Inspiration Friday :-)

  9. Congratulations on your 100th post!

    The Halloween banner is so sweet! Thanks for sharing the how-to instructions with us.


    Pick me. Pick me. :)

  10. I just came over from Common Ground and am so glad I did. Not only was I treated to a great post with a wonderful decorating idea, I also get a chance to be entered in your drawing! Congratulations on your 100th post!!
    Patricia :o)

  11. What a nice pennant banner, I'm a sucker for all that vintage text and parts and pieces of games. You put it all together so creatively.
    Congratulations on you 100th post too!
    xoxo Kim

  12. You know I was going to comment anyway, since that banner is so adorable! But I have a chance to win, too?! Awesome!

    And congrats on your 100th post!

  13. Hi Linda,
    Actually the paint on the trim is a blue from Walmart that I then stained with walnut, it will have to do for a while because we just painted a year or so ago, you are the first to comment on it...thank you!
    Congrats on your 100th post♥

  14. Congratulations on 100!Great banner.Thanks for sharing.

  15. 100th post! whoo hoo! That is GREAT! I love the Halloween garland! I am a follower!

  16. Oh Linda so awesome! Love it and Congrats on your 100th post.

  17. happy 100th! I am really close, too. I am so smitten with banners and bunting~ and yours is great! LOVE that black mantel! I think we will see some in the Matthew Mead Christmas mag. Great give away! Lezlee

  18. Hi LInda, I love the new vintage banner you made! Congrats on your 100th post. Ooo I'd love to win some vintage goodies!

  19. What a cute Halloween decoration! I so envy your cool weather, we still have a couple of months left of summer! thank you for visiting!


  20. 100 posts huh? Congratulations!Great halloween banner. I am a sucker for vintage graphics on EVERYTHING! Take care, Laurel

  21. What a great looking banner!I like the graphics! Congratulations on your 100th post!

  22. Congratulations on your 100th post!
    The banner is amazing! Got me to thinking about a typography book I had in one my graphic design classes years ago...hmmm wonder where it might be hiding, it would make a wonderful banner like yours. Loved the arrangement in the beginning of your post...Chinese Lanterns, right? Beautiful!

  23. Hello sweet Linda! I love the simple graphics of your banner ~ very fun!!! Congratulations on your latest milestone! Please keep them coming!! All my best, Julie

  24. Hi Linda, I love the Bingo cards and ephemera you used, and the little cards are graphically just perfect. Great job, and congrats on your 100 posts! I'd love to be entered. Thanks so much for linking up, have a wonderful weekend.

  25. Hi Linda- I just LOVE this banner you've made!! Yep..I think I'm gonna have to add this one to my project list!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier!
    Am now a follower!
    See you around blogland!
    Tammy :-)

  26. Those are some really good ideas for a banner!! I like the ideas, but I'd like winning some of the stuff for it evern better!

  27. Linda
    Congrats on your 100th post!! I just love your blog and all of the inspiration. Have a wonderful weekend.

    warm wishes

  28. Linda,

    Love it - very clever.

    Congratulations on 100 posts.


  29. Hi, Linda! I'm so glad you stopped to visit my blog so that I could visit yours! LOVE this Halloween banner AND your blog! Congrats on your 100th post. May there be many more!!! Hugs, Terri

  30. I love the banner. I'd much rather make something like that than to buy one from a store. Cute idea.

  31. Congratulations on 100!!

    Love your banner, by the way!

  32. I'm so happy Debra came up with this brilliant idea for Fridays. It gives me the opportunity to visit blogs I didn't know before and even better...the chance to see all the talent out there...beginning with yours. Love the pennant!

  33. i'm in love with your banner!! Congrats on your 100th post!!!

  34. Hi Linda,
    congratulations, with the post 100---
    I love the way you made the banner, it is a great idea, and it looks super ,and so wonderfull.
    So does your giveaway-Linda, --very great items.
    Please count me in-I am a follower-you know.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  35. Here's to 100 more! Love the banner.

  36. How cute! I just love it. And congrats on the 100th post. :)

  37. That is so darn cute. Congratulations on your 100th post!

  38. 100 Cheers!! Love your banner! I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!!

  39. Congrats on 100 posts! I just posted my 100th too-I just can't think of a giveaway so maybe I will do one for my 101 post! LOL! That banner turned out super cute!


  40. Hi! I was visiting Common Ground and discovered your link
    and blog. What a treat!
    We both believe in bits and pieces.


  41. 100 post, Congratulations. I think I have done about 67. Your banner is great, looks like it was fun to put together. I am excited about decorating for Fall,I haven't started yet.

  42. This is so wonderful! Congrats on your 100th post!

  43. Oh my gosh, Linda,
    This is gorgeous and I just love your fireplace too! Congrats on your 100th post! If you want, you can link this up to the Creative Spirit Challenge too!

  44. Linda, this is such a great inspiration for me to get a seasonal banner made! Love the old letter cards.
    Congrats on the 100th post of your blog, too!
    ~ Sue

  45. Hi Linda!

    That banner looks so good against your black mantel! Just perfect!

    Congrats on your 100th post!


  46. I adore this! One of the prettiest pendants I've seen.

  47. That is an awesome idea clever, and it looks great on your mantel. Congrats on 100th post. Sorry I missed it, I was a slacker blogger last week.

  48. Love the Halloween banner.
    Congrats on your 100th post, way to go!!
    Thanks for sharing.

  49. Your banner is fantastic! love the elements you combined- sorry I was late on the giveaway!
    I am on Autumn Art Party too...



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