My little girl is going to be one in less than a month. Hold the phone. ONE. I still can’t believe it. It honestly feels like yesterday I was dying with anticipation to meet this little lady. Needless to say I am in FULL FLEDGE planning mode for her birthday party. Don’t worry, I will share more details along the way! I’ve been pinning all of these glorious dessert tables lately and I knew mine needed a banner of some sort! After a late night SOLO Joann Fabrics trip I decided to make a super easy fabric banner.
Normally the lines at the fabric counter are much too long for any mom with kids in tow to bear, so I opted for fabric squares. They are priced at 1.99 and are precut to 18″ x 22″. I used 6 for my banner and had fabric left over. The fabric selection isn’t AS great, so if you HAVE to have other fabrics go ahead and wait in line. 2 fabric squares = a half of a yard.
Fabric Banner supplies:
To get started I ironed out each square so there weren’t any major creases and then folded them in half keeping the width 18 inches and having the 22 inch length folded over. Using a measing tape, I made tiny slits every inch and a half to make a total of 12 strips of fabric.
I cut each strip out making it 22 inches by 1.5 inches– Don’t worry if each one isn’t perfectly straight, the banner will still look adorbs. Promise.
I then measured the doorway where I wanted the banner to hang so I knew just how long to make it and marked my twine accordingly. Then came the easy part, looping the fabric along the twine. Since I’m a little OCD at times I stuck with the same pattern as I went. You could easily just make it random!
I’m so happy with how it turned out! I plan to make a coordinating one for my babe’s highchair too!! The possibilities are endless for this project! You could make one for each holiday, hang it above a crib, or even use for family picures!
Where are you planning on hanging a fabric banner?