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Easy to make snowflake banner with canvas pennants, a snowflake stamp, Sparkle Mod Podge and frayed edges. Create the look of festive vintage fabric perfect for farmhouse decor, and enjoy it throughout the holidays and Winter season!
Crafting for the Winter season
Every year I try to make something that will not only work for the Christmas holiday but that I can keep out and displayed for the rest of the Winter season.
When I made this farmhouse sunflower banner for the Fall season . . .
. . . I knew I’d want to make something similar to enjoy all Winter long.
And that’s how this project came about!
Snowflake stamp options
FTC Disclaimer: I’ve received products/compensation as part of the Simply Stamps Design Team. This sparkling snowflake banner, however, is 100% my own project!
There are a lot of options out there for similar snowflake stamps.
I found a bunch on Amazon here.
And there is a cute set available at Michaels here.
I used a snowflake stamp from Simply Stamps for this project. You can see their selection of snowflake stamps here.
How to make a snowflake banner!
- Snowflake Stamp — Simply Stamps
- StazOn Midi Ink Pad in Emerald City — Tsukineko
- Canvas Pennants — Canvas Corp (found at Walmart in the craft aisle too!)
- Decorative Clothespins “Jacobean” style — Canvas Corp
- Sparkle Mod Podge — Plaid Crafts
- Small paintbrush
- Jute twine for hanging
- Scrap paper
Stamping the design onto the canvas pennants
Step One: Practice stamping on canvas — it’s very different than stamping on paper or wood.
I know I always mention to practice first, but this has been helpful for me. I keep a spare piece of canvas around just to try out stamps to see how they look.
Here are the canvas pennants from Canvas Corp. I found them at Walmart in the craft aisle!
Step Two: Stamp the snowflake design all over the front of each canvas triangle in a random arrangement.
Don’t forget to stamp “partial” snowflakes onto the edges of each triangle. Place scrap paper underneath when stamping partial snowflakes, to avoid ink getting on your work surface.
Adding very slight sparkle for some…sparkle!
Step Three: Add some sparkle to each canvas triangle using Sparkle Mod Podge.
A snowflake banner should have some snowy sparkle to it, but as this is a farmhouse-style banner, I wanted to add just a bit of sparkle here and there.
Using a small brush, I painted and dabbed tiny amounts of Sparkle Mod Podge in between the stamped snowflakes.
Distressing is easy and looks authentic!
Step Four: Distress the fabric edges of each triangle.
This step is optional, but really adds to the farmhouse look.
These canvas pennants have raw edges, which makes this step super easy to do.
I used my fingers to gently rub the edges and the fraying happened almost instantly as I went around each triangle.
For any frayed bits that are too long, just trim with scissors.
Jute and clothespins are perfect for a rustic farmhouse look!
Step Five: Attach each triangle to a length of jute twine using the rustic-looking clothespins.
And that’s it!
Now you have a sparkling snowflake banner!
I love the subtle sparkle on each canvas pennant:
In fact, you can’t even see the sparkle in some of these pictures!
These fabric pennants look like they’ve been cut from vintage fabric!
I love this look!
More rustic farmhouse holiday ideas!
Happy holiday crafting!