Banner for the Baby

Ever since we had Mattie, I've been searching for a way to get her name up on the wall in her nursery. I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. I came across some cute banners on Instagram. But they did not have names on them, they had little sayings on them. 

It dawned on me that I could make my own. But I really didn't want to cut out all of the letters in her name. Yes, I realize that we gave her a long name!

First I started with picking out the felt colors and deciding how big I wanted each letter. Then I cut them with my Cricut machine. Now let me tell you, I watched a lot of youtube videos. And I threw away a lot of ripped up felt. I don't have a ton of tips except for iron on some Heat and Bond to the felt and make sure your mat is STICKY!

I laid it all out and ironed on the letters where I wanted them. That's where the Heat and Bond comes in handy. It's double sided so it irons to the felt then iron the felt to the fabric. 

I ran a small pvc pipe through the top and tied it up with yarn. It's just what I had. You could easily use a wooden dowel. 

I love how it turned out. I think Mattie is pretty happy about it too. 

 

Heather Windish

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