Banner Day.

by Lupine.

banner day

Saturday is the big sister's birthday and frankly, I miss the holiday decorations. So I am making some banners to fill the void and celebrate the occasion.

banner autumn

This one has been a favorite of mine for a while (since Autumn is out of stock at Etsy, you can get it at Bolt, or send her and email). It is so fun for kids to get their name as a gift, and the happy possibilities of words and phrases is limitless. I am going to work on a big "Happy Birthday" one this week too, but having run out of Heat n' Bond and having a sleeping baby, I have switched to working on this one.

banner cutting circles

It has a simple and clean flavor that I am loving. My color inspiration came from this print and as Pantone has chosen turquoise as the color of the year for 2010, I thought I should explore its beauty through banners.

Banners are a little more work to make for a birthday party than say unrolling crepe paper streamers, but they are totally reusable and fun for so many occasions. Plus, they are much lovelier. 

banner stack

Anyway, I am going to spend the rest of the windy rainy morning cutting more piles of circles, I guess I need to have 200 or something.