I am a crafting newbie and have absolutely no skills. So I knew that everything I did for 5ohBaby's birthday party had to be super easy. One of my favorite things I made was this beautiful fabric banner. It was so simple, so pretty, and simply not visible in the pictures of her party I posted. So I thought I would showcase this straight up gorgeousness
that is still hanging up in my house and show you an easy way to add a little flare to any party!
I went to Jo-Ann's fabric and (using the awesome coupons always listed on just.lovely.things) found a bunch of fabrics. I had to try realllllly hard to not be too matchy matchy like I always am and just picked a bunch of fabrics I thought felt vintage. I tried to stick to three colors and went crazy with patterns and texture. I had the woman at the cutting counter just cut me a little bit of each piece of fabric. She folded it hamburger style in half and in half and in half all in the same direction which left me with this hotdog style strip of fabricd that was perfect for cutting long strips quickly.
Am I the only person who learned to fold things either hot dog style or hamburger style? Yay for a public school education.
Either way, I thought about measuring each strip to be perfectly 1 1/2 to 2 inches wide and then realized
the party was in 2 hours that I just simply had no time for that. So I just eyeballed it and cut the fabric along its width so I ended up with long strips of fabric.
I will mention that I used fabric scissors which look like regular scissors but you personally only use them on fabric. I'm sure you can use your favorite pair of scissors just as long as you don't use your kitchen scissors. Ok, please tell me I'm not the only person who uses scissors to cut their pizza or their chicken into strips.
I repeated this super easy
and well defined step with all the fabrics I had. Then I took all the strips, put them in a pile, and mixed them up so it was just a big beautiful fabric lovin mess.
I took some twine (or thin rope) and just simply tied the fabric to it with simple little knots. I'm sure you could be all fancy schmancy if you want, but like I said...
The next step was the hardest for me. I tied each strip of fabric WITHOUT LOOKING at which piece of fabric I was going to tie on next. The only thing I made certain of is that for every piece of fabric thw two pieces surrounding it were not the same. I stuck to no pattern e
And there you have it. A very simple, and in my opinion, very pretty vintage fabric
banner for a party. I'm pretty sure I will be doing this for every birthday party
, anniversary, playdate, Tuesday from now on.
Just a simple touch that really brought the table and theme together.