LOVE making these! Banners are such a simple way to add color and fun to an indoor or outdoor space, in my case, my gazebo. I really put aside my 'obsessive, compulsiveness' on these and went for quick and simple.
After making a pattern with paper, I cut out the triangles using pinking shears and then used a zig-zag stitch along the edges to stop any fraying. Folding the top edge over some rickrack, I again used a zig-zag stitch to create the banners.
I made two banners and hung them in the gazebo. I decided to use the left over fabric to make a table runner and created some mini-pennants for the ends.
These pieces I cut out and stitched two together and then turned them right side out and attached them to the runner. Here's a little tip: When trying to create a nice, sharp point, take a single stitch ACROSS the point and then trim.
I topped them with left over red, rickrack.
I haven't had time to make a centerpiece yet so for now I'm using this basket I got at a garage sale which I painted and added the labels to using paint chips. The jar candle holders were different colors before so I just sprayed them to match the new colors.
Found these adorable glass lady bugs at a gift shop when I went to collect my daughter from college.
TOTALLY enjoying record-breaking heat here in Chicago! Hope you are enjoying good weather, relaxation and a beautiful 3-day weekend!