Friday, September 10, 2010

Printable: Welcome Autumn Mini Banner and Cupcake/Muffin Toppers

I am slowly starting to decorate my house for fall. I hung my bittersweet wreath on the front door and dug my Indian corn out of the tote in the basement. My favorite part is the outdoor decorating, but that will have to wait a few more weeks. I decided my mantel could use something new this year, and I came up with a really cute idea that I've decided to share with you as a printable!

I created a "Welcome Autumn" mini banner using the graphics I designed for my autumn recipe card and canning label printable.

It's a simple little addition, but it looks really nice hanging from the mantel. I can also picture it hanging on a wall, above a door, in a child's room, in a classroom, on a headboard. And the overall look can change depending on what you use to string it all together. I used ½" wide strips of torn fabric and tied them end to end.

You could also use ribbon, string, twine, yarn... there are lots of choices. And you could add embellishments to the flags, like buttons, raffia, scrapbook paper... again, lots of choices. You could even make a smaller banner that only reads "Autumn" or "Welcome".

Click HERE to download the "Welcome Autumn" mini banner PDF.

In addition, I have created another printable that I'm going to share today. This is a set of twelve acorn cupcake or muffin toppers.

These add a nice touch to any fall celebration. I'm going to use these when I make muffins for my daughter's preschool class.

Click HERE to download the cupcake/muffin topper PDF.

You could also use these as tags, labels, or for scrapbooking.

  1. Mini Banner: Print all three pages on white cardstock at 100% (no scaling). Cut out all 16 triangles. Use a small hole punch (approximately ¼″ diameter) to punch holes in each triangle at the top two corners. Use ribbon, string, twine, or fabric strips to string the triangles together as desired.
  2. Cupcake/Muffin Toppers: This printable contains twelve round cupcake or muffin toppers. Print on white cardstock at 100% (no scaling). Finished toppers are 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter. Cut out each topper using scissors or a 2" paper punch. (Not sure how to finish making cupcake toppers? Check out this tutorial by my friend Andi at Jane of All Crafts.)
All printables are for personal, non-commercial use only.

If you have any trouble downloading these printables, please let me know. Hope you enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

I'm linking up! Make sure you check out the great ideas featured at the following link parties:


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Fowl Single File said...

That's so generous of you to share all these nuts with us!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

Super cute!

visiting from tatertots and jello

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Gwen, this is lovely. Those acorns are super cute!

Andi said...

Awesome! I love your printables I'm nuts about them!! He he! And so sweet of you to send your readers my way!! Thanks so much!

Katie said...

What a great idea and it was so nice of you to make some more things with your cute graphics! I see the Crafty Soiree button up there, but it's not on our linky yet. I know the felt banner is so maybe this is going to be added next week? Anyway, I'll consider this a comment ahead of time, love it☺

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

So cute! Thanks for sharing. Found you at I heart naptime!

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

So pretty!

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

These are so fun and super cute! Thanks so much for shaing them with us. I'll be featuring this tomorrow - Stop by and grab a featured button if you like. Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it. Hope you have a fabulous week. Stephanie Lynn

Livin’ The Yeh Life’s said...

These are so sweet... I will be using them our first day of fall. Thank you!!

malia said...

Dang girl how do you keep coming up with these darling printables?
Really like the banner... I am eyeing my mantle as I write this

malia said...

thanks so much for linking up to a crafty soiree... hope to see you tomorrow (-:

Marilou said...

Love the fall banner! I will definetly be printing it out and hanging it! Thank you so much!

Mandy Coffey said...

Lovin' it! I'll be featuring this post on my blog on the 6th (Saturday)! I stole a button since i'm totally diggin' on your site, and i've posted it on my button's page. Thanks!

michellel said...

I love these little acorn cupcake toppers. I printed them onto cardstock and my preschoolers are using them as counters.

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