Thursday, July 14, 2011

Baby Banner Making!

I found a banner online, over at Creative Jewish Mom's blog that inspired me to make one for a baby's room decor. Colorful cards or cardstock, crocheted around the edges, with a ribbon strung through the top to hang on a crib, wall or over a curtain.

My DIL's best friend is due around November, and I wanted to make something handmade, so this was a a sort of perfect fit for me. I hope she will like it. It's always fun to have personalized decor for a baby. I think so anyway!

I bought this pack of baby girl themed cardstock, called Nanna's Nursery, and cut each card in half, which was the perfect size! Then I punched holes evenly around the edges, and crocheted a border with a variegated baby yarn.

I bought a pack of rather large glittery green letters...the are kinda puffy and self adhesive. Nice and motto!!!

I am making each card a different background card, with a letter on each to spell out her name which is CHARLOTTE.

The crochet and the letters unify the whole project. I will run a ribbon through the tops of the crocheted edge of the cards to make the banner. I am thinking I may get that sheer, shimmery ribbon to make a few simple pink bows... I am trying to decide if a bow between each letter would be too much, or just go for a bow at each end?

I like how she will be able to move the letters farther or closer together to make it fit any space. I may have to make a few more banners...some for birthday's around here!!! It is fun and easy...I just make a few letters each night, or whenever I feel like it.

Here is what I am thinking of giving her for the rest of her gift. A giant box filled with nothing but diapers and wipes!!!!! Wouldn't that be fun???


NotSoAngryRedHead said...

If I got a giant box of diapers and wipes, I would be confused, but maybe a new mother would be pleased. :)

I think what you're making will be one cute bunting! And it's very thoughtful of you!

Serena said... and I have both been working on baby room projects. I love this, Julie...I especially like the crochet border. Well done! She is sure to LOVE it ~ :)

Darla said...

This is a great idea. You could tie knots at each letter and then bows on both ends....?

messyfish said...

Love the idea of card and crochet together. It looks great!

Bobbie Lynn said...

I just love your banner. I bought that same paper stack and just love it. I used it on one of my minis and cards and I think you will have a lot of fun creating some neat work with it. That will be a banner to cherish for a long time. Sounds like an amazing gift box.
have a crafty weekend. : )

Teri C said...

Oh Julie, that is totally adorable. She is going to be thrilled with it.
Is O for Okra? Lol. I couldn't resist. Teehee

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You can crochet too!!! Wow, I think this gal will love this. Beautiful. It is always fun to have something personalized.

Diane AZ said...

I think the baby banner is really cute and I love the name Charlotte. Diapers and wipes are sure to come in handy!

Candy "Sweetstuff" said...

I love this project Julie! It is going to be so cute. I think a bow in between each letter would be awesome.

shirley said...

I love the idea of the banner Julie, it is so different, and very easy to make.

karen said...

So, So Cute!!!!