Framed Banner

Posted by on Jul 3, 2012 in banner, burlap, yard sale | 36 comments

I am a sucker for an old frame!

I mean the really old kind: real wood, plaster, chippy. . .

I remember when I was in college, I saw a pile of trash out by the side of the road, and I dug through and rescued 2 really old frames.

That was before “junking” was even cool.

(It is cool, isn’t it?)

Somehow they have been lost through the years.

I wish I still had them. . . I have a couple of projects I would do with them!

Today’s project is very simple.

I have a hard time keeping things simple.

I tend to keep on adding and embellishing.

But, I made myself keep this simple, and I like the way it turned out.

I found this great old frame at a yard sale.

I removed the staples out of the back.

I left the screws where they hung the wire, so that I could hang my banner from there.

I made a pattern for my banner.

I cut out 5 pieces.

I stitched around the edges to keep them from coming unraveled.

Then, using a Sharpie marker, I wrote each letter on each piece.

Then, I folded down about 1/4″ and ironed that down.

I placed that little fold over the yarn and sewed each letter down individually.

Since I do not know exactly where I am going to hang it (or if I am going to try to sell this in my booth,) I just hung it from a flowering tree in my backyard to get the pictures!

I think it would be great hanging over a bed. . . or desk. . . or in a nursery. . .

So many good options!

Love the great detail on this frame!

I like the simplicity.

Maybe I will be able to keep it this way. . . not add anything else to it!

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  1. What a great idea – I have a thing for frames too – have them layered everywhere!

  2. Great frame!! And the banner is perfect with it. Looks good!

  3. Oh how nice. I have a big frame that I have been wantng to do something with. I saw so many ideas but I am thinking of borrowing your idea now. I really like banners and this would be perfect.

  4. Gorgeous frame!! Love the unique addition of the banner!

  5. Simple is sometimes the best!

  6. Such a cute idea! Great job!


  7. I love how this turned out. I also really like how you photographed it. 🙂

  8. So creative and pretty! I hope you will link these up to The CSI project starting tonight. The challenge is Summer outdoor decorating and parties. Come on over! You just might win!

  9. It would be great at a wedding!!

  10. Very cute idea! Love using frames – especially ones with those pretty scrolly details like yours on the corners.

  11. Love it! I have been looking for something to go over my daughter’s bed – now i have found it! Thanks!

  12. Absolutely adorable! Don’t you love great finds at Garage sales?

  13. So cute I want one for my dsughters room now. I would so love for you to share this on my feature Friday linky party.

    Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic

  14. this is so simple and sweet. love the old frame, too. please consider linking up at (Hearts)&(Homes) link party at — our readers will LOVE this!

  15. A simple idea but very clever. I have empty frames just sitting there – but not for much longer.

  16. This is so cute and I really like it in the empty frame. I would love if you would share this and any other posts at Showcase Your Talent Thursday I hope to see you there!

  17. This is so cute. Great work!

  18. I love this! It is so simmple, but yet so cute. I cannot wait to make something like this for our kitchen or entryway. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Hi Melissa: My first time to your blog, and I think this is a fantastic idea! I like that it’s inexpensive and easy. I have seen banners used in other’s homes, and I like the idea but really like that it can be changed out easily with something else, as the mood strikes. Take care, and have a great weekend!

  20. super cute! I am a sucker for empty old frames too-love the pennant and “dream” words-great job!

  21. Love the banner and that frame is so nicely detailed – a perfect combination1

  22. Thanks for sharing this week at Craft Junkie Too — I have it featured over at my facebook fan page so please check it out when you get a second. 🙂


  23. love this idea–I think I’ll use one of the old frames in my garage & do this with my granddaughter. We will add weather-proofing so that we can hang it in her ‘Fairy Garden’

  24. SO fun!! I love this for just about any room in the house!

    I’ve pinned and shared on FB!

  25. I came to your post from Funky Junk Interiors. I love the simplicity. I have a couple frames picked up on the side of the road that are waiting to be given new life. I think I have an idea of what I want to do with them now. Thanks!

  26. I just wrote a quick post highlighting your project.
    ” I love how simple DaisyMaeBelle made her fabulous frame. It’s like a breath of fresh air.”
    I have also added you to my bloglist. If you wish to not be added, please let me know.

  27. OMGoodness. I love your site, I found you through Saved by Love Creations. I promised not to subscribe to another blog, but I couldn’t resist yours. I love the name of your blog, your girls names, and the content. Hello from another southern lady.

  28. Oh I love this, and how cute it would look over a bed! Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  29. I just found your site through Debbiedoo’s Newbie Spotlight of the Week. I love the simplicity of this lovely project. The combination of the elegant frame with the rough burlap is awesome! I’ll be back often. I am a new follower. 🙂

  30. That is SUPER darling. So glad Debbie picked you for the Newbie Spotlight =) Happy to be a new follower!!

  31. How cute is this idea! It can be used in so many ways. Thanks so much for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays!


  32. SUPER CUTE! I love it! XO, Aimee

  33. Featuring you on Saturday! XO, Aimee

  34. Featuring YOU today. 🙂 Thanks for sharing at {wow me} wednesday!

    Ginger @

  35. I’m totally in love with this. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

    Warmly, Michelle

  36. Holy cow – you’re on a roll! LOVE this too! 🙂


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