Thursday, October 4, 2012

Burlap Banners and Birds

I was actually able to get some crafting done yesterday and it felt wonderful! The trouble with trying to craft with my almost 9 month old, Parker, is that he immediately becomes 100 percent interested in whatever it is I am doing. Probably the only thing that can successfully distract him is our cat, Tonks. It is cute that he gets so curious, but also a little difficult when I want to complete something. Especially if I have to use scissors, or other tools that are not so good for the little guy to play with because, of course, he reaches for these things first. Anyway, yesterday I got about half way done a couple of projects in the afternoon and then finished them once we put the babe to bed. Hooray!

The first project was making some little birds to hang from our dining room light. I found the tutorial here. The project was quick and easy and I loved the results. Normally I would use the pages from an old Sherlock Holmes book that I have for crafts, but I can NEVER find it when I need it, so I pulled out some old magazines and used them instead. This means that instead of having type on both sides of the birds I have type on one side and pictures on the other. It's nice because it adds some colour!

The second project I made was a burlap banner for the dining room. I wanted to decorate a bit for Thanksgiving this weekend and I thought the burlap was nice for fall. It was a very simple project. First I cut out some little pennants and pressed them. Then, I strung them onto some cream coloured cotton yarn using a yarn needle. I hung one string in the dining room window and the second across the back of our cupboards.

I like the way the light looks through the burlap over the window. Our dining room looks a little more fun now and ready for some guests!


  1. These decorations fit your dining area perfectly. All the colors fit and the banner is just the right length on the window. The paper birds are truly an artistic addition, you should be proud!


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