I grew up with an intense arts and crafts room in my house, so I am always intrigued by a crafty challenge. While my curiosity far exceeds my capabilities, I still like to try my hand at what I can.
Being I am writing to you here, I think it is safe to say that we love wedding blogs. Am I right? When I got engaged I started with theKnot.com and then I happily expanded my horizons onto bigger and better things. I eventually had to start a google document to keep track of all the links to beautiful inspiration that I came across [I definitely recommend doing this!].
From the very beginning I knew I wanted to have a rustic/casual/indie wedding [how vague do those words sound?]. I wanted lots of cute and unique touches with the homespun feeling New England always offers as well as my own twist.
I quickly found the perfect harmony of these components in an adorable reception decoration; the pennant banner!
After seeing all of these pictures I quickly determined I could very easily figure this specific crafty decoration out. I popped over to my local Jo-Ann Fabrics and picked out two different bolts of fabric that would coordinate with my grey and yellow color scheme. I randomly decided on a yard and a half of each color and I was merrily on my way!
With pencil in hand I marked out triangles that were 6.5″tall and 5″ wide on both selections of fabric. After that I cut a strip of fabric 1″ wide and as long as the fabric was cut [1.5 yards]. I carefully ironed the strip in half long ways, allowing for a crease to be formed to hold the tops of the triangles I had cut. I pinned each triangle, alternating colors, into the creased strip I had just made. Finally, I ran the pinned pennant banner through the sewing machine and VOILA! A beautiful pennant banner.
Easy Peasy right? It really didn’t take that long to figure out, and once I started I was on a roll. I was a pennant banner factory and caught up on missed television at the same time! I am definitely planning on a few more DIY projects and I can’t wait to let you guys know how they turn out!
Any DIY projects you’ve been working on?