Tuesday, September 20, 2011

DIY Decor: My Fun Fall Pennant Banner

Ta-da....my new Fall Banner!!
I was tempted to title this blog, "How Not to Make a Fall Banner" due to all of the issues I had while trying to put this adorable banner together. But in the end, I'm super happy with the way that it turned out-plus it's always fun to exercise my problem-solving muscles every now and then!!

Now that Fall is finally upon us, I've been doing some serious nesting & the best part of all is that I haven't spent a dime with this year's decor, because I'm using what I have and making the most of my oh so awesome sewing machine that my even more awesome & amazing hubby bought for me a couple of years ago.
My Fall Owl Pillow Covers

If you've been following, you're probably tired of seeing my Fall Owl pillow covers, but so far they were the only touch of Fall in our sunroom, so I desperately wanted to add something else. That's where the pennant banner came into play!

I found this super informative & easy-to-follow tutorial over at Your Home-Based Mom. Her pennants are absolutely perfect and beautiful! She's definitely one of my new fave blogs-lots of great ideas and projects that I'll be trying soon. I highly recommend checking out her blog for a play-by-play....you won't be sorry!
Love how the banner ties in with the pillows and vice versa

One of the best things about this project is that you likely have all or most of the materials needed on-hand. All you need is Scraps of fabric (for the pennants), sewing machine, bias or twill tape and stitch-witchery! (The tutorial doesn't call for Stitch Witchery, but I had to improvise due to lack of patience!)

This project took me 2-3 hours, which is a lot longer than I'd planned-because I had issues with my machine and my little one refused to take a nap.

I'm looking forward to attempting another pennant banner soon-how cute is her Halloween banner?! And how cute would one of these be in a kids room? The possibilities are endless!!

An up-close view of my Fall Banner!

My banner is far from perfect-but it fits right into our cozy home!
Hope you're enjoying Fall as much as I am!! I'd love to hear your thoughts!!
Thanks for popping by!
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5 comments:

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

I LOVE those owl pillows. So cute, love the banner too. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

Geneva said...

Your hard work paid off... the banner looks so cute! The first one is always the hardest...the next one should be a breeze ":o)

Tauja @ Simply Mod Mom said...

Debbie & Geneva,

Thanks for popping by! So happy that you guys liked my banner & pillows!! It was tons of fun to make!! Happy Fall!

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

I love your banner and I have to tell you, your blog looks great! I love the way you do your pictures! I would love for you to link up to It's a Party on Thursday (actually it starts tonight)!
www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

Erin of HomeSavvyAtoZ.com said...

Your fall touches are super cute. I am owl obsessed this season and LOVE your pillow accents. I would love for you to share your post at my Freshmen Friday linky party for newer bloggers at:

http://www.homesavvyatoz.com/guest-post/