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Thursday, April 12, 2012

First Communion Banner {Number 1}

I thought some of you might like to see the banners that my kids had done for their First Communion. 


This banner is one that was done by my oldest daughter, Rachel, 6 years ago.
The background and all the parts I helped her cut out from various colors of soft felt, but she did most of it herself. At the time she LOVED sewing, so she did a lot of sewing on her banner. She used the string that you would use for cross-stitching.  
Rachel first sewed the rays of light that are coming from the host.   
Next she sewed on the host and wheat. The lines you see on the wheat and the cross on the host are her large stitches. The stems of the wheat we hot glued down. She then sewed on the Chalice. We hot glued on the red string of sequins.

She sewed on the grapes, which were just purple circles.
The leaves were hot glued on and the leave's veins she sewed. 
We also hot glued on some blue strings of sequins to the top and bottom of the banner. 

 The front may be beautiful, but the back is a mess!
Since she used a softer felt on her banner (because she was sewing)
we had to hot glue stiff cardboard across the top on the back.
We also hot glued the string to the cardboard so she could hang it up.

She was very proud of her banner,
but she was rather tired of sewing by the time she was done! 

Want to see more banners?

Looking for a few templates?

God Bless!
~Jennifer

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