I love all the distressed metal buckets in the craft store, but some of them are a tad too drab for me. Give a plain container a pop of personality with paper bunting! Spellbinders has so many great dies for creating as many pennants as you need to gussy up your bucket and turn it into a charming centerpiece – mix and match your favorites. Happy die-cutting and I hope you have a banner day! Click to watch my YouTube video tutorial!
– Assorted leaf, vine and flower dies
Glue stick, scotch tape
1/16” hole punch, hat pin
Jump rings and chain links
Adhesive flatback gems
- Each pennant uses several different dies – lay them out on the base plate and place small pieces of cardstock on top of each die to cut in one pass through the machine.
TIP: For more intricate dies, place a piece of wax paper or non-stick parchment on the die under the cardstock, so it’s easier to release after it’s cut.
- Reinforce both edges of each large pennant with tape on the back. Mark and punch a hole on each side through the tape for inserting a large jump ring to assemble the banner later.
- Add texture to the leaves by embossing them in the basketweave folder. Add texture to the center of your flowers with pinholes, if desired.
- Layer and glue the pieces together for each pennant and embellish with gem(s).
- Assemble the banner by putting a jump ring through each hole, adding a larger chain link in between and closing the jump rings with beading pliers.
- Tie ribbon at each end of the pennant and attach the bunting to your bucket.