Hi Friends! I’m back. I took the Missouri Bar this past week in Jefferson City. I’ll be honest, I’m pretty sick of talking about it, but I think it went well and I’ll find out in six weeks whether or not I’m licensed.
Now on to the fun stuff. I’ve got a LONG list of stuff that I want to make and I’ve actually got several things that I worked on a while ago and never had the energy to post about.
I found this idea on Tatertots and Jello and knew that I wanted to do something similar for a big empty wall in our bedroom. Mine needed to a lot bigger though. A whole lot.
I started with a canvas drop cloth from Lowes. I decided that it would be more cost effective than buying fabric at the store. I got paint and the fabric from Hobby Lobby. I got three fabrics. The polka dot one was a yard (I think) and I cut it into strips that were four inches wide. Then I sewed all of the strips together so I had one long piece of fabric. I ironed it in half and then each half in half again to essentially make double found bias tape. I cut the pennants out of the drop cloth and made me own stencil using a sheet of clear plastic and my Cricut. I did polka dots, chevron, strips and a wavy. I positioned the stencil differently on different pennants so it made it a little more interesting. Originally I was going to use fabric paint but realized that it wasn’t ever going to get washed so acrylic was fine. I pained the pennants and then sewed them into the bias tape. I also sewed strips of fabric in between the pennants.
They are strung across a wall of our bedroom and they had a great splash of color and fun. It was a little tedious, but only because I wanted it so long.