I have been in love with everything Sherlock Holmes for as long as I can remember. I grew up listening to taped copies of old radio shows. I read all of the original stories and then started collecting anything at all related to Sherlock. My house is full of Sherlock Holmes pieces. The one place I asked to go on my first visit to London was the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Have I mentioned the tattoo on my arm? Sigh. Let’s just say that Sherlock and I go way back and it’s crazy to think that this is the first Sherlock craft I’ve shared with you (it certainly won’t be the last!). These Sherlock Holmes Inspired Banners are a fun homage to the great detective.
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- canvas shield banner (x4) 6×8
- Cricut Explore Air 2
- Glitter Iron-On in Black Glitter and Black Gold Glitter
- small black pom pom trim
- black and brown yarn
- black thread
- small Clover Pom Pom Maker
- dowel rod
I had four banners and wanted to put simple but iconic images on them. After some thought and searching, I decided on shoe prints (because every good mystery has a trail to follow!), Sherlock’s iconic pipe, a magnifying glass, and Watson’s mustache. I found a shoe print file that was in svg format and free to use and a magnifying glass. The mustache (#M38022) and pipe (#M335DD) came from Design Space. I measured the banner to figure out what size I wanted the images and cut them out in the black glitter, remembering to reverse the image before I cut. For the two non-Design Space images, I downloaded them to my computer, uploaded them into Design Space, saved them as a cut file, and away I went. Super easy! You can see my canvas here.
I wanted to add something to the top of the banners, so cut out the crown border (#M41BC6) in the black gold glitter. Once I had all of my vinyl cut, I made sure I had it placed where I wanted and proceeded to iron.
I finished the banners off in two different ways. For two of the banners, I glued some of the pom pom trim along the bottom.
For the other two banners, I made a small pom pom using a mixture of the black and brown yarn and my small pom pom maker. I then pulled some thread through the point of the banner and the pom pom, tying knots in both ends.
I wanted to hang my banners above each other. I cut the dowel rod in half and slid two banners onto each one. I tied the rods together with a piece of the brown yarn and carried it across the top.
Simple, iconic and fun. My Sherlock Holmes Inspired Banners have me all set to start a fresh round of absorbing everything Sherlock that I can get my hands on.
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