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 easy...my 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???