Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July Jamboree Guest Post: Mini Pennant Banner by Jamielyn of I Heart Naptime

I’m Jamielyn from I {Heart} Naptime and I’m SO excited to be guest posting here today for July Jamboree! I just adore Tam and her fun blog. I am so excited for her and her sweet family!
A little bit about me:
I’m married to my best friend and a mother of two beautiful children (Carson age 2 and Emmalyn 7 months). They keep me pretty busy (see for yourself) but all the snuggles and kisses make it SO worth it! My family is THE most important to me and always comes first.
I started my blog as a creative outlet in a little bliss during my day called nap time and it has evolved into so much more. On my blog you can find DIY Projects, Crafts, Recipes and lots more! I. LOVE. my sanity Nap time. i love creating. I love thrifting and thinking of all the possibilities that can be, from an old treasure. I’m all about decorating on a budget. I love to bake… and eat lots of cookies. I am learning to sew, and enjoying the process. I love trying new things, and I’m not afraid of messing up the first (or second) time around.
Today I’m going to share with you how to make one of these cute little banners! The nice thing about banners are you can completely tailor them to your taste. So get creative!
1. Gather your fabric (usually 1-4 different fabrics/colors) and ric rac.
2. I found it easiest to cut a square and then cut from the middle to outer edge to create the perfect triangle.
3. Put triangles right side together.
4. Sew around edges leaving the top open. Then cut the point off so it wont pucker up when folded right side out.
Next you will turn the triangles right side out. Then make sure to press (with steam iron) so they will lay nicely.
Then you’ll want to start pinning your banner together on your chalk board (or where ever you’ll be putting it). This way you’ll know how much space you need in between the triangles.
Next you’ll sew the ric rac to the triangles (using coordinating thread).
Once it’s all sewed together you can hang your banner up. I simply wrapped it behind my board and duct taped it so it would stay put. lol
Now enjoy your beautiful banner. I love them… don’t they just make you happy?! And they add the perfect touch to any project. You can find the whole makeover on the chalkboard/magnet board here.
Thanks for having me today! I’d love for you to come visit me (or chat via fb or twitter) during nap time. ;) Grab a scoop (or two) of ice cream and make your self at home!
xo Jamielyn


  1. This banner is so cute! I really want to try it!! I love jamielyns blog :)

  2. Beautiful! I always admire your projects.


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