Friday, November 18, 2011

Taylynn's party part 2



This week I have been working on banners for the party. I must explain that I am also in the process of redesigning the girls room so all these banners will be used in their room.

I first started with fabric choices. There is this great fabric shop in Lawrence called Sarah's Fabrics and I LOVE it. They have so many patterns it makes it hard to decide, but it leaves lots of room for inspiration. I bought a few patterns there and some at Joann's.

I began by making the big white frame in the girl's room into a chicken wire bulletin board.

BEFORE
AFTER
I failed to take pictures of the process, but I can explain it pretty easy:

Step 1: Staple the chicken wire to the back from the frame.
Step 2: Hot glue the fabric to the back of the frame and cut off the excess.
It's that simple!

I have a place ready for this in the kitchen during the party. We have a big black framed mirror in the kitchen and that doesn't work with this shabby chic party. All I had to do was add a frame hook on the back of the chicken wire frame and it fits!

Once the frame was done I made the banners. Some I attached the chicken wire frame above, the others are on the ends of the bunk beds.
The other banner above the bed was my new project. I am tired of just triangle banners, I wanted something new so I did half ovals.

Here is the step by step process:

Step 1: Find something you can trace your shape with. I used a cake plate and marked the bottom with a sharpie so I could line them up on the fabric and they would all be the same size.
Step 2: Using all different trimmings I pinned then hot glued (I don't sew!) them to the fabric.
Step 3: You can use ribbon, twine, rope.....anything to hang your banner up. I chose to use a lacy trim and back it with ribbon. With this trim typically you string the ribbon through it, but this was 3 yards and that would have taken me forever. I decided to just glue it on the back and you still get the same effect.Step 4: You need to lay out your ribbon and place your fabric upside down in the spot you want. This will keep your banner even when you begin to glue.Step 5: Slowly glue the pieces on one at a time. And let dry.I have the perfect place for the banner to go during the party, but its permanent place is in the girl's room.

Caroline

3 comments:

  1. Looks great! Love the bunk beds, too. We were just looking at them a couple of weekends ago for the boys. I think it would open up so much space in their bedroom.

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  2. Love the new banner! I love the bunks too. We just got Kaelyn's and Kenzie's yesterday and they're up. I love how much bigger the room looks!

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