My littlest one is about to turn three. And as part of the celebration, I thought that we needed to finally get a "Happy Birthday" banner for our home. I knew I wanted something happy and bright and gender neutral. When I found the orange, blue and green bias-striped fabric, I knew it was just right for us! Added in some polka dots, a dash of orange and of course, some cute buttons and a cute banner was born.
I wanted the "Happy" and "Birthday" to be seperated so I would have the option to hang it like shown above or tie them together. And silly as it might be, the "Happy" by itself can be a cute little reminder to be happy!
I think that you can never have enough polka dots and I love the raggedy, unfinished edges of the letters.
And the cute buttons make everything better! There's that cute striped fabric again. Working with high-quality fabric realy makes a difference. I love how all the fabrics coordinate but don't match.
This birthday banner is ready to party! Alongside a cupcake tassel and some cute "WISH" letters, we now have some re-usable decorations to use for everyone. A new tradition for our family that I know can last through the years.
When I was making this banner, I was under a strict deadline so a special thank you to Jodi for handcutting all the letters out for me while I cut out and sewed the fabric squares. We make quite the team Jodi!
*Did you notice that I had this banner on my table at my last show?? I have a few that I'm thinking about what to do with. Maybe a giveaway?? Anyone interested?
*Edited Jan.19th - I've linked to "Get Your Craft On" linky party!
I love to craft. I have three young children and they like to demand. Together, we meet their needs, wants and just plain spoil day in and day out. But, late at night, after the kids are asleep, Mama slips downstairs and works on her never ending list of projects. And they make me happy and that my friends, is what I'm all about.