The dishwasher and its installation is on the last step. I promise. We are so close. So instead of boring you with more pictures of wires and piping and plumber talk, we are going to jump right into pennant banners! Way more fun, and way more girly.
I recently hosted a baby shower for one of my dear friends, Ashley. And it was so much fun getting my house ready. Making decorations, planning out the menu, cleaning the house beforehand, and putting up the decorations. One of the things I made is a fabric pennant banner. Ashley wanted a coral and teal color scheme for her little girl that is due next month, so we just went all out. If it was coral and teal, or even close to coral and teal, we had it.
First I went fabric shopping. And I bought pinking shears. Those things can be EXPENSIVE. Who knew? Instead of the $40 pair that was at Hancock Fabrics, I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out a very nice pair (the only pair they carried in the store) for only $14. BUT I had a 40% coupon (I just love coupons) so I got ’em even cheaper. These pinking shears are the hero of this project.
Once I picked out my four different fabrics, I needed to measure out my triangle pattern. The top of my triangle is 6 inches and it comes to a point right in the middle at 3 inches at the bottom, which makes it 7 inches tall. It turned out to be a pretty good size.
Once I had my triangle pattern cut out of cardstock, I traced it onto the wrong-side of the fabric and got to cutting with my pinking shears!
I sewed all my triangles to ribbon. To make this process easier, I ironed my ribbon in half and pinned each triangle between the ribbon before I sewed. Each triangle measured two inches apart. Then I just did a simple zig-zag stitch to attach my fabric pieces to the ribbon.
Starting hanging those suckers anywhere! I put one on a shelf and the other above my front windows. It added some great color to the room and was simple to put together. There’s more where that came from. More coming soon on different projects from the shower.