IMG_3878Are you looking for a fun decoration to add to a party or to one of your kids’ rooms? 10603915_10154081930772494_8211000590972306178_oToday’s blog was inspired by two of our sweet friends, Nicole and Laura.  Nicole is about to be blessed with baby Hudson, and Laura decided to throw her a beautiful tea party baby shower.  One of the cutest decorations was a fabric banner that Laura made for the party and for Hudson’s nursery.  Everyone could not get over how fun it was!IMG_3902A couple days after the baby shower, Christa and I volunteered to Dec a room of a young boy at Texas Children’s Hospital.  We were told he was into Spiderman, Sponge Bob, and Paw Patrol.  I told Christa I thought one of these fabric banners would be super cute in his room. IMG_3863 We gathered our supplies and got to work.  We weren’t sure about how much fabric to purchase, but figured we would be safe if we bought more than we thought we needed.   We ended up going with 5 fabrics (1 yard each of the solid, 3/4 yard for the print), but you can choose more or less fabrics for your banner. I would say we used about 3/4 of the material.  PicMonkey CollageThe beauty in this project is that it doesn’t have to be perfect!  Your cuts don’t have to be 100% straight. I folded the fabric over and cut strips from the material.  I decided my strips would be roughly 17 in long and 2 in wide. After cutting my strips, I found the center and tied one on a string.IMG_3864Next, select your pattern and then start tying. IMG_3878-2You can add a pennant for a name if you would like.  We found one at Target for $1.00 and then Christa used our Silhouette machine to make the letters. We also hot glued little Spidermen figurines. IMG_3899Overall, I was very pleased with the outcome!  I edited out the name of the little boy for whom we are decking, but just imagine pretty red letters on the pennant.IMG_3888Another positive outcome was that Isabella used my scrap material to create her own banner.  She had a great time creating her banner as I was working on the Spiderman one.  This is a great craft for kids her age!

My question for you, where do you think these banners would work best?

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