I finally finished the Wizard of OZ banner I have been working on. It's been hanging on my wall for two days, trying to make sure nothing falls off and everything is dry. It has been humid up here since the middle of the week when it rained so my adhesive and Glimmer Mist are taking a bit to dry. I am really pleased with how it turned out! I sure hope Julie likes it!!

It's going to be my last custom order for a while since I got so behind from being sick, I have way too much to catch up on. Julie was so patient, waiting over 2 months for me to finish. It takes me about 8 to 15 hours straight to make a banner and then I have to have no other projects in my scrap room because they literally take up one table for it to sit on and one table for me to cut paper and make all the goodies that go on it. With all my classes right now and recovering from being sick I just can't do it– and no way can I let someone wait that long again!! So until I have the time to dedicate, that is it for now! Here are some snippets of the banner–enjoy!





P.S. I am still totally covered in gold glitter!! And that's 144 swarovski crstals on those shoes — hand glued! 14 hand sewn crepep paper rosettes, misted, and then dipped in glitter. Plus I made all the dangling beads by hand as well. Xaver punched most of the arpon lace borders for me. He always helps me out! Now off to work a GS cookie booth with Miss Katie.

Happy Creating!!!

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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14 thoughts on “It’s A Wonderful Wonderful Banner!

  1. I recently found your blog and I am so happy I did. Lovely work! I am in awe of your Click your heels banner!! WOW! I’m sure whoever is getting that beauty will LOVE it! Thanks for the inspiration.

    Posted on March 8, 2009 at 6:44 pm
  2. What a beautiful banner Jennifer!

    Posted on March 8, 2009 at 7:29 pm
  3. OH HOW BEAUTIFUL !!!
    That is hands down the prettiest banner i have seen. I hope the recipient appreciates all the work it took to create such a beauty. ms.cheryl

    Posted on March 8, 2009 at 8:28 pm
  4. Whoa!!!!! That is stunning! That gal is going to be so THRILLED! I can understand how that would take so much time. Hope you are able to do some more custom banners sooner than later though. You clearly have a knack for them.

    Posted on March 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm
  5. YOUR CREATIVITY NEVER CEASES to AMAZE me!!!!!!

    Posted on March 8, 2009 at 9:44 pm
  6. Totally Fab Jenn! You are a super talent. Can you bottle some of your energy and send it to me?????

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 1:54 am
  7. I’m sure this banner was totally worth the wait for the happy recipient. What I can see of it is stunning. Hope you’re soon back to your healthy, crazy-busy self! Hugs!!!

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 4:35 am
  8. Dang girl! You have THE most patience! Turned out cute!

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 2:59 pm
  9. this is so stunning- I LOVE IT!!

    Nice work Jennifer!

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 4:44 pm
  10. 14 hand sewn crepe rosettes, misted and then dipped in glitter? what happened to slap and go? LOL!!!
    Really Nice! :)

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 5:21 pm
  11. this banner is soo awesome! I love all the detali work that was put into it! The owner of the banner will be very pleased!

    Posted on March 9, 2009 at 8:02 pm
  12. Jennifer, this is the cutest banner! I love the Wizard of Oz and the detail that you put into this creative masterpiece is superb! So-o creative! So-o vinatge…. I love it!:)

    Posted on March 10, 2009 at 4:25 am
  13. This is so fantastic! LOVE IT! Excellent work!

    Posted on March 10, 2009 at 2:23 pm
  14. um… WOW! this is amazing!

    Posted on March 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm