A hot glue banner is a quick way to create decor!

I’ve joked about it in the past, but if I can use a hot glue gun for something I will. I’ve hot glued costumes and even made Christmas stockings using hot glue because it is quicker than sewing for me. It’s amazing all the things you can do with hot glue!  I thought I’d tried almost everything until I received a hot off the press book about crafting with hot glue.

Hot Glue Crafts

Hot Glue Hacks and Crafts: 50 Fun and Creative Decor, Fashion, Gift and Holiday Projects to Make with Your Glue Gun is a brand new book by two of my favorite crafters, Angie Holden and Carolina Moore. These ladies always amaze me with their creativity, and this book doesn’t disappoint.  I can honestly say that I never thought to make large home decor projects, like a lampshade, using hot glue.  I love all the hacks and tips that are in the book, too. I thought I knew everything I needed to know about hot glue, but I was wrong. I definitely recommend this book!
Angie and Carolina organize Craft Lightning, a really fun themed craft round up, each month.  To celebrate the release of their new book, the theme this month is hot glue crafts.  Here’s my quick hot glue banner project, just in time for fall.

 Supplies used to make a hot glue banner: (affiliate links)

Spray paint the wood pennants with gold paint and let them dry.

Print out the free template. Place it under a clear craft mat or piece of wax paper.

Use the blue glitter glue stick to trace the letters for the word “fall”.  The slower you move the glue gun the thicker the lines will be.

Tip:  When you switch from one color glue stick to another you will have some color mixing.  To avoid waste, I like to make glitter glue dots with the excess or mixed glue colors.  I save these dots for papercrafts or other projects.

Use the red, silver and gold glitter glue sticks to trace the leaves from the template.  Trace the outline of the leaf first, then fill in the center.

Peel the cooled letters and leaves off the mat or wax paper.  Use a small amount of hot glue to adhere each item to the painted pennants.

String the wood pennants together with a bit of jute twine, then show off your fabulous fall banner!

This would look great over the mantle, or use it to decorate your front door before Thanksgiving guests arrive.  Have fun crafting and creating with glitter glue sticks and the Precision Pro hot glue gun!



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