It’s hard to believe, but I’m at the very end of the projects for Babygirl’s Room. (You can catch up on them here.) I may actually finish this room! As it was coming together, my mom mentioned that while it was a great room, it didn’t really look like a 5-year-old lived there. So I decided to add some more youthful and whimsical touches. Enter, the Fabric Banner!
I’m no stranger to the banner. In fact I made a burlap one for Valentine’s Day and a paper one for Babygirl’s Pancakes & Pajamas Party. And since I had leftover fabric from her Stepstool and No-Sew Pillows, the project cost me nothing!
There are tutorials all over blogland, but here’s mine.
1. Determine where you’ll hang the banner, and cut a piece of ribbon the proper length. Allow enough extra to tie the ends and dip in the middle. Decide the size of each triangle and create a template.
2. Cut your triangles out of fabric (or paper, burlap, old baby blankets, onesies, etc). Using pinking shears for fun edges would be cute too.
3. Mark the center point of the ribbon (using a doll’s hairbrush is optional), then arrange the triangles in the pattern you want working out from the center. Using a line of fabric glue, affix the ribbon to the top of each triangle.
I tacked this one from the top of Babygirl’s closet frame.
Definitely youthful, and a great way to repeat fabric patterns in the room.
And since I opted to leave her closet doors off, the closet has a few extra touches too.
Pennant Banners aren’t just for kid’s rooms. They are great for weddings, outdoors, parties and holidays. Here are a few of my favorites.
|A Thoughtful Place|
|Honey We’re Home|
So cute! Now all I lack in Babygirl’s Room is figuring something out for her ceiling fan/light fixture! Of course I could replace it, but I’m going to try the DIY route first!
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