This past week my beautiful, sparkling,full of joy Christmas decorations came down. I decided that the feeling of room emptiness had to stop and so I have graciously moved onto Valentine’s Day. Too soon? I shutter to think.
I scoured Pinterest and found this cute banner-seemed simple enough. I decided to tweak it and make it my own. I have to admit-this was way easier than I thought. Totally doable during nap. I would say 20 minutes top!
I grabbed some red and white tissue paper that I had scored in the after Christmas sale. I layed them out, and originally put the smaller sheets on top but then realized the smaller sheets were polka dots and I wanted the polka dots to show more. I folded them in half along the creases that already existed.
If you’re worried since we are going to break the sewing machine out-that’s right-sewing on paper is my new thing. You can add some straight pins to hold the two sheets in place. I did not, because I like to live on the wild side. I also like that this project doesn’t have to be perfect.
Now overlap the two separate sheets you have.
Now start sewing. I left about an inch of inseam. It’s also important that you guide the paper out of the back of the machine since it doesn’t bend and give the way fabric does. It’s also a good chunk of paper so go slow.
Now lay it out flat and cut fringe-just below the thread on each sheet.
And now-you’re done! I punched hole in the end and tied string to attach it to our mantle. Now I’m thinking a burlap pennant??? Maybe????
Are you feeling the love? More love to come! Ohhhh and you’re welcome to follow me on instagram @calliecakes1. I always post pictures there first!