Trendspotting at CHA Summer 2010- Banners!


I wrote this article for CraftsUnleashed, but I wanted to share it over here, too- because this is a trend that isn’t slowing down any time soon!

What is “CHA”? It’s the Craft and Hobby Association trade show and it happens twice a year. I’ve just returned from the 2010 Summer show in Rosemont, Illinois, and I thought I’d share some of the trends I spotted.

Following last year, BANNERS are still hot, hot, hot! Banners made of paper are the biggest trend, but I’m also seeing them made of fabric, canvas, and cardboard.

Banners are hot, with lots of layers

chasummer10-2 011As you can see in the detail above…well, DETAILS!And lots of layers. It’s as if each flag in the banner is it’s own work of art. Lots of die cuts, brads, and rosettes round out the look. I think the ones above are made of crepe paper.

Fabric banner with paper rosettes. Tres chic!

The organza flower trim is adorable!

I’ve also seen rosettes as the WHOLE banner:

chasummer10-2 037And here is a super-simple advent calendar made of tags and then strung into a primitive style banner.

chasummer10-2 041Oh, so much fun!

If you’d like some instructions, you can read how to make my Fiesta Banner or the Easter Banner. And you can be sure there are more to come, because this trend has no signs of slowing down anytime soon. I couldn’t be happier!

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