Getting ready for that new little bundle of joy is always an exciting time for families! Gathering all the essentials and prepping meals can be one side of it, but the other side is getting to decorate the nursery! There are so many fun themes available for decorating with- vintage, modern, shabby chic, neutral- but whatever your theme is, doing some fun DIY projects for baby can be a very personal way to add something meaningful to baby’s arrival.
Deb Rauch was thrilled to be able to create this fun Snips and Snails banner for her little grandson. The Snips and Snails Mixed Media pack we have in store makes it easy to mix and match colors and patterns that coordinate without much hassle on your end!
I was tickled pink when I was asked to make a banner for my soon-to-be grandson. My son had asked that i use the words “Little One” so that he could hang it in the baby’s room. I wanted to use fabrics for the pennants so that it would hang well and last for a while. I had purchased the Snips and Snails mixed media pack and that’s where it all started. With the colors I used, it looks perfect over his changing table! I also made a coordinating diaper cake utilizing paper from Snips and Snails- Deb
Canvas Corp Canvas Fabric
Canvas Corp Burlap Fabric- Blue
Canvas Corp Denim Fabric
Canvas Corp Snips and Snails Mix and Match Pad
Canvas Corp New Baby Tag Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist- Navy Blue
Tattered Angels High Impact- Baby Blue
Tattered Angels High Impact- Metallic White
Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Die
Prima Edge Distresser
The first thing I did was choose the fabrics I wanted to work with, and cut them into the shapes I needed.
I then splattered baby blue High Impact Paint and metallic white High Impact paint on all my pennant pieces. When they were dry, I added a light spray of navy blue and old lace Glimmer Mist.
The lettering was cut on my Silhouette Cameo using paper from the Snips and Snails collection. I distressed the edges of the circle with my distresser. I layered the cut out letter on a solid circle so that the baby blue stood out. I then added some burlap ribbon at the top.
For the end pieces, I cut two ovals out of burlap. I used my Big Shot and Tim Holtz’s Tattered Flower template to cut flowers or each end.
For the blue burlap pennant between the words, I used a burlap circle layered on a piece of paper from the collection, and a tag from the new Baby Tag set.
Between the first pennant, and between the words, I tore some denim and canvas to make a fringy look. I then added some navy glimmer mist, baby blue and white metallic high impact paint.
For the penants at each end, I used my Big Shot and cut Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers and adhered them on the burlap ovals.
I then cut some burlap ribbon and adhered to to the top of each pennant piece.
For the finishing touch, I used the Crop-a-Dile and attached bronze eyelets so I could thread the twine through all pieces.
Deb’s banner looks absolutely perfect above the changing table! The colors and paints fit right in to the color scheme. Deb was also able to create a cute diaper cake using the papers from Snips and Snails, as well. So many fun possibilities with this fun paper pack!
Thanks so much for stopping by, and Happy Crafting!