We recently celebrated my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. The party theme was a monumental decision. Were we going to decorate with Tinkerbell and Fairies, or Princesses. She eventually decided she would be a princess and hold court from a big bounce castle in the back yard complete with water slide.... perfect for the hot weather we've had all summer. For this party I made a garland, or rather pieces for a garland. We ended up hanging them individually from the light fixture over her party table.
Garlands are normally hung across a window, but since we'd been to Disney World earlier this year, I had photos of Jovie with her favourite princesses and decided to put the photos on the back. I used a Spellbinders Nestability® die to cut the decorative rectangles from white glitter cardstock then using pink, blue and yellow glitter cardstock, I glued a colored rectangle to the center of each of the decorative ones. I covered white chipboard letters with glitter, then glued one to the center of each rectangle.
I printed photos of Jovie with each of the princesses, plus two additional photos, cut them to size and glued one at the back of each piece.
I could easily have made a garland by attaching the pieces together with a ribbon at each corner. Bakers twine is ideal, but there are lots of things to use depending on the "look" of your banner. Embroidery floss works well for something delicate and there's an unlimited number of colors to choose from, plus check out decorative yarns, silk ribbons and more - all with "sparkle".
Banners and garlands are a great addition to any party decoration, whatever the celebration. Now let's continue our celebration with a GIVEAWAY!
We have something special this month - a set of Scrapbook Soup, Series 100 DVDs! Scrapbook Soup is now airing on your local PBS TV channel. Check your local listings and if it isn't listed, call the station and request it! Program managers always like to hear what their viewers want to watch.
To enter to win, list the names of the Designer Crafts Connection blogs where you see the Scrapbook Soup logo here in my comments section. To see all the blogs, click on the "hop forward" button wherever you see the blue DCC logo in the sidebar. Keep on hopping and you will end up back here where you can add your comment. The winner will be announced on September 15th, so y'all come back now.........