Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Pink Party" Birthday Banner!

If you follow my incredibly crafty (and I mean that in a good way) niece Clare over at Clare's Contemplations
you are sure to have seen one of these banners, or two, or more.  Using her inspiration AND the inspiration I got at the Farm Chicks Sale this past weekend, I decided to make a banner to help decorate for Cayla's 10th "Pink Party" Birthday!  (I'm sure additional birthday party photos will be coming soon!) While not really a 'tutorial' kind of gal, I did provide a few descriptions under each photo, and if you ever realllllllly wanted a tutorial, I'm sure I could whip something up!  Enjoy, and be sure to click on the photos to see more detail!

For the pennants, I selected 5 pink fabrics in various patterns and shades.  Had I been shopping for the fabrics specifically for this banner, I may have made completely different choices, but I used fabrics I had on hand so I was a bit limited.
These are the pennants all cut out and ready to be sewn.  I cut out two pieces of fabric for each pennant so the banner would be uniform from the front and back.  That way it can be hung in the middle of a room, or draped from a doorway and is not limited to be hung on a wall.

Again, had I been shopping for this, I probably would have used EXTRA-Wide Bias Tape, but I happened to have pink wide bias so it actually worked out well.  One pack of this tape is 3 yards long (9 feet) and was sufficient for the banner I wanted.  I think it might be really cute to make several banners and string them together in various directions.  But for time's sake I could only make one.  (Note to self, must get 'bias-tape making machine' like Nikki has :)

Photo of the finished product.  I interspersed the pennants in a somewhat random order to adequately disperse the colors and patterns.  I cannot wait to make one of these in Americana fabrics.  How cute will that be?!


Clare said...

Too cute! Too bad I don't sew, I will have to stick with foam and felt.:) I like that you used what you had on hand. It keeps it from being too matchy-matchy. Good job!

Robyn said...

SO Sweet! I am with Clare, I love a craft where I can use what I have on hand:) Can't wait for the party pics, sure it will be adorable!

Lisa said...

I agree with you about Nikki's machine. It is really cool. Who wouldn't want one when they see what it can do, unless you don't sew.

The banner is very cute. The pink is adorable. It does look like the ones we saw at the craft fair.

Lisa Dawn said...

Oh I love it! It's so pink and girly! I'm sad I don't get to come to Cayla's party. :( I was happy to get the cupcake from you tonight, though! :) I hope she has a great party!