Wednesday, August 17, 2011

A Banner Day!

I cannot deny, I have a thing for pennants and banners these days.  It started with the preparations for my daughters rainbow birthday party where I first began to sew with paper - one of my many obsessions.  Then of course, I added some fun banners in the laundry room too!  Of course, I don't want every room to have pennant banners but I think they would look great in adding to the themes and designs in the kids rooms.

For the boy's room, we are going with a bit of a transportation theme which is currently being powered by Cars 2, fire trucks and garbage trucks - 3 of the boy's biggest obsessions!  A while back I found this awesome black and white checkered felt in the remnant bin for an additional 50% off.  I picked up a few yards with no real plans other than I knew it would be great for his room and/or party decor.  Yesterday I cut a few triangles, sewed them to some black grosgrain ribbon (from the dollar store).  Tied it to his headboard and we were done!  He is so excited with his new decor!

Last week, my now 6 year old, first grade daughter declared that we need to redo her room because she is "fashionable" now!  We have never really finished her room so this was as good a time as any to give the girl a bit of glimmer, shine and sparkle.  We have always called our daughter a camo-pink kind of girl.  She loves, loves, loves all thinks pink and glittery but is a tom-boy all the same.  I decided to hit my surplus of scrapbook paper for her banner.  I found some fun animal prints in bright colors and added a few glittery pages too.  I sewed her fun triangles to some thin pink grosgrain ribbon too.  Her banner has been placed on the green wall above her bed!  I can't wait for her to come home from school and see her new "fashion" decor!

I just love how they turned out!  Banners are so fun and such a quick and easy way to add some color and design to a space with very little investment (money or time)!  I can't wait to add a few more accents to the kids rooms.

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  1. Those are such fun animal prints in Sarah's room!! Love the idea - I'll have to show this to Annika when she gets home from school :)

  2. So cute! I need to do this for my son's Rock and Roll B-day coming up! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Oh, I so need to do that race car banner for my son's transportation themed room. Thanks for sharing over at Today's Creative Blog. I'm now following along.

  4. I have never tried sewing paper! You make it look easy...I'm going to give it a "go" for the next party I need to decorate for.

  5. I'm going to have to try this. It will give me something to do with all my extra scrap booking paper.

  6. Definitely "Through the Trees" is my favorite! It works perfectly with the color scheme I've just picked out for our new nursery!kids wall decals


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