Bead Colors Needed:
- Creme - 684
- Butterscotch - 12
- Rust - 34
- Tan - 45
- Brown - 59
- Cucumber Stripe - 204
See the Supply List for beads and tools you can purchase here. You will also need:
- 1/8 inch wide green ribbon: 1.5 yards
- Craft glue
Download the PDF for the Fall Banner Project Pattern. You will use the large hexagon, small square, and small circle pegboards to create your project. If you are using a clear pegboard, slide the actual-size pattern underneath it. Place your beads following the patterns.
Ask an adult to fuse your designs. Place your pegboard on a flat, heat-safe surface. Set a household iron to the medium setting. Place ironing paper over the pegboard. In a circular motion, begin to iron the project. When ironed properly, the beads will still have open centers. DO NOT OVER-IRON as this will cause the beads to close and can make assembly of your project more challenging. Let the design cool.
Remove the paper and bead design from the pegboard. Flip the design over to expose the non-fused side. Repeat step two. Let cool completely. Once the design is cool, peel off the ironing paper. Your pegboards and ironing paper are reusable.
Note: Beads need heat for about 10-20 seconds per side to fuse evenly. Lift the paper occasionally to see how the beads are fusing. Additional heating time may be required.
ASSEMBLY: Cut a 46 inch piece of ribbon and thread it in and out of the corners of the pennants to string them together. Leave about 3 inches between pennants and the excess at each end for hanging.
Cut two 8 inch pieces of ribbon. Tie each in a bow and glue to the two upper corners of the banner as shown.
Glue the letters for FALL onto the pennant shapes. Glue the acorns to the ribbon in the spaces between the pennants.