I love flipping through pottery barn kids catalogs (and pottery barn catalogs). Thank goodness they keep me on their mailing list even though I buy maybe one thing a year from them! I use their catalog less for shopping and more for ideas. The kids’ rooms in their catalogs are adorable, but I could never justify spending that much to decorate. So, I’ve been creative – I made a couple of pottery-barn-esque Star Wars canvases for my son’s room and some wall art and a butterfly mobile for my daughter’s room. (I’d be happy to share pictures/instructions if anyone is interested in those. :) )
Lately, my focus has been on the babies’ room. So far I’ve only finished their pennant banner. This is a super easy and low-cost project that is very cute for a nursery.
5 pieces of fabric (1/4 yard each) in coordinating patterns
1 package of single fold bias tape in a coordinating color
Rotary cutting mat and rotary cutter
Lay your fabric out across the mat. Cut into triangles 10″ wide. I was able to cut 6 from each piece of fabric.
Once you have all of your pieces cut, put two triangles of the same fabric together with their “good sides” facing. Sew along the sides and leave the top of the triangle open. Turn the triangle inside out some the rough seam is facing in. Repeat with all of your other pennants.
Iron each triangle pennant to flatten your seam.
Pin each triangle in a pattern to your bias tape. Sew along the top leaving a little space between each triangle and a bit extra on the ends for hanging. When you are finished you’ll have a banner that’s over 10′ long. Not bad for a project that only takes about an hour to make!
Now all I need to do is actually hang it up in the twins’ room. :)
Anyone else have ideas for low-cost and crafty decorating in the kids’ rooms?