Friday, August 13, 2021

Acorn House Felt Banner and Matching Card

This week, over at the Lawn Fawn blog, we're sharing our favorites.  I have so many favorite Lawn Fawn stamps and dies, but one thing I've always loved since I was itty bitty, was miniature houses.  Lawn Fawn's Acorn House is so charming, I decided to create a felt welcome banner to match the decor of our living room:

Blanket stitch applique and French knots were used to secure some of the pieces, but I also used Aleen's Turbo Tacky glue to adhere everything together.

Here it's draped across our fireplace mantel.  The next photo shows it in context with the fireplace.  Yes, that's my family in the photo.  The girls were three and five when that was taken, but are now going to turn 18 and 20 this fall!

There are three different designs repeated across the banner.  It was fun to vary the placement of the little leaves and flowers that come with the Acorn House die set.

Here's the matching card made with cardstock instead of felt:

Do you have a favorite Lawn Fawn stamp or die set?  Head on over to Lawn Fawn's blog each day this week to take a look at the design teams' favorites!

Lawn Fawn Supplies:
Stamps:  Little Bundle (Welcome sentiment on card)
Dies:  Acorn House, Oliver's Stitched ABCs, Quilted Backdrop, Outside In Stitched Rectangles, Puffy Cloud Backdrop: Portrait, Little Picket Fence Border, Stitched Hillside Borders
Paper:  Paper Bag, Ground Coffee, Mermaid, Fake Tan, Kraft, White, Sunflower, Textured Dot Bright and Pastel
Ink:  Walnut
Other: Felt from The Felt Pod, Papertrey Ink, and JoAnn's, Embroidery Floss

Thanks for coming over to visit!
May the Lord bless you today!


  1. Oh my goodness, Kara!! There is SO much cuteness happening here, I'm in love!! Acorns have a special place in my heart. Sweet P always looks for them on our walks <3

  2. I'm in LOVE too Kara, and what a labor of love this banner is!! A lot of work but oh so worth is just FABULOUS, and looks so good draped across your fireplace mantle!! (LOVE the family photo too!!) Now you've got me wanting to decorate my house for Fall, although as much as I'm ready for the heat and humidity to go away, I guess I want Summer to stick around for just a bit more! Cute, CUTE project my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  3. This banner is the cutest one. I love the little acorn and everyone of them you decorated. What a wonderful decoration for fall and it will last forever. I've been remiss in commenting but I have checked in quickly and love all of your cards. This is exceptional and the card is a fun one too. Love your family picture and, wow, those girls have grown up since then!

  4. I just love your acorn felt banner! What a inspirational project! Great work…something I would love to try to make!!

  5. I too have always loved miniature houses, and stitching on wool felt is another favorite, so I'm head over heels in love with your banner! Your details are delightful and beautifully executed. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Kara, I love your banner of little acorn houses! A just-as-cute card, too! You spoil us!
    Darling family - fabulous stitching - LOve those pillows!

  7. Oh, what wonderful sweet projects, Kara!! The felt banner looks beautiful hanging from your mantle! Lovely family photo and awesome matching card, too!!

  8. How wonderful Kara, you have really knocked this one out of the park! What a fantastic and creative way to showcase these dies!

  9. Your talent knows no bounds, Kara Lynn!! Your felt banner and matching paper card are just fantastic for fall! The banner looks awesome on the mantle and I just love that photo of you, our husband, and the girls. Where does the time go???? You two grownups look the same, so great Gene Pool there, eh? Love you, Darnell

  10. This banner and card is absolutely adorable Kara! What a fun idea to make a banner using this die. Just perfect for adding to your mantel. Your family is beautiful too!! They grow up way too fast.