Last year I put together this happy birthday banner for my sons fifth birthday party. It's bright and cheerful and over the past many months it has been fun to pull out each time someone else has a birthday to celebrate. Over the weekend we had Simon's sixth and it made another appearance at the party this time draped across our cheerful mantle. I thought I would share my process in making it with you today in case you were in the mood to make one too!
letters printed and cut out as a template in whichever size and font you desire (I used Oaklahoma)
fabric scraps for each letter
fusible webbing such as wonder under
pom pom trim or ribbon to attach the letters for hanging
First choose a bunch of fun fabrics for each letter and then iron fusible webbing onto the backs of the small scraps. Once your letters are cut out trace around each one FLIPPED THE WRONG WAY this is important so that your letters are facing the right way on the front. I made this mistake myself and it was frustrating.
Then cut each letter out of the fabric and fusible webbing. Peel off the paper and iron all of the letters onto a piece or pieces of felt.
Then cut the letters apart to make it easier to stitch around each one.
Once I stitched around each one I cut them out again leaving a tiny border of felt so that they all coordinate really well.
I attached the letters to pom pom trim and it was ready to hang!
A happy little banner to use for years to come!
Happy Monday I hope you have a wonderful week whatever your celebrating!