April 06, 2012

Feature Friday - Celebrate Banner

A while back I saw this banner from the girls at Eighteen25.  Isn't it cute?  The great thing about it is it works for every event.  Celebrate.  So smart.  I love it.

When we had an upcoming party I decided to make one myself.  I took a different spin on it, using paper instead of fabric.  

I used my Silhouette to create the letters and pennant flags.  (To create the flag, simple make a rectangle and then edit points and drag the middle in to create a v-shape.  Then mirror the image above and meld to undo the line in between.  That way you can just fold the piece you've created and you'll have a back and front to it.)

For the letters I had some Silhouette adhesive cardstock, which made the project crazy fast.  I just peeled and stuck those babies on.  I put them on the front and back so the banner is double-sided and can hang in a doorway.  I hung the flag on a string of hemp.

And honestly, I like the banner so much that it's been up for two weeks.  My family asked why it's still up and I always find a reason to leave it.  Aren't we always celebrating something? :)

If you want to make a fabric one, you'll find the original tutorial from Eighteen25 HERE.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Cute! I like the colors you chose for yours.

  2. I like it :) Wishing I had a silhouette...

  3. Love it! Their banner has been on my to do list for awhile!

  4. I love how easy this is. I am a novice when it comes to sewing and haven't been brave enough to try out a banner. We have a shower this weekend and this is just what I have been looking for. Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. oh that is super cute! My silhouette would just love cutting this out for me, I just know it! :)

  6. Perfect timing!! I was planning to start a 'happy birthday' banner tonight. TOTALLY changing it to celebrate so it can be used more than a few times a year!!

  7. Don't you even worry about leaving your banner up. A few years ago my parents put up a Sesame Street birthday wall hanging that is about 6x8' -- and it is still there. I honestly can't remember which of my children it was originally for.

  8. How fun and simple! It looks really effective!

    I bet that once you buy a silhouette, it would make normal cutting out seem time consuming!! (but boy oh boy do you deserve it! You've been doing really complicated cutting for years!!)

  9. such a great idea to put the letters on the front and back. i think i need to make myself one out of paper now. thanks for sharing!!


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