This weekend we celebrated my youngest son's second birthday! Where has time gone?
It really is crazy to think that my little baby, who I thought at one time would never sleep through the night is now a big boy, running around, talking, laughing, getting into trouble every day!
Anyway, I've been working hard on an idea I thought up for a cloth birthday pennant that would last a lot longer (and look a lot cooler) than your typical paper store-bought decoration, for only a few dollars to make.
I used a lot of different colors and textures to make it cheerful and interesting to look at, with yarn letters just for fun.
And, here at ReMadeSimple I try to do most things with a "re"in there--so here you have a "reusable, recycled" no-sew birthday pennant!
To make this you'll need:
several pieces of felt (I like Eco-fi because it's made from 100%recycled plastic bottles)
scrap pieces of fabric (I used a woven burlap type of fabric)
permanent marker or pen
Here's how I made this pennant:
You'll basically cut out your triangles (13) as large as you want them to be.
I measured and cut one, then traced the shape with permanent marker onto all of the other pieces of felt and cut those out.
Then, arrange them right next to each other on a table or floor and use their length to see how long you'll need your yarn to be. (I allowed for about two feet of extra yarn on each side).
Use your hot glue gun to glue the edge of each triangle to the yarn.
Next, trace and cut out 13 circles out of felt or fabric in whatever color you want.
Hot glue each one to the center of the triangle.
Finally, cut small strips of yarn and shape them into letters, glueing small pieces at a time.
(It might help to shape the whole letter first to make sure it looks right.)
|The finished pennant hanging in a window, so bright and cheery!|
Making this pennant took me a few hours, but it now makes decorating for birthdays
and tearing down so much easier and quicker.
The pennant will just fold up and could be stored in a small pouch for next time.
(Maybe I'll have to fashion one of those next!)
I purposefully used colors and style that I can use for our whole family for years to come,
and I'm really happy with how it turned out.
(It's so fun to see something you imagine turn out exactly how you want it to be.)
What do you think?
Thanks for visiting today! I hope you leave feeling inspired and took some time to snoop around at the rest of my projects and tutorials!
In my next post, I'll be bragging more about how cute my two-year old is with some photos of his birthday bash and the fun theme I chose for him.
Until next time,