Guess what's happening this Saturday?! I'm helping a couple of great gals throw a baby shower for our friend Michelle. Michelle is expecting a baby girl, and told us that she's already been given a TON of clothes. What were we to do? Throw her another shower where she would get even MORE clothes? Uh, uh! No way. We are throwing her a Book and Diaper shower! Books can be expensive, so what better way to begin a little library than a baby shower?! And who doesn't need more diapers?! az
So in celebration of Michelle, I made this Children's Book Banner! This was VERY simple! I can't wait to put it up to show off!
As you can tell I used the Little Golden Book Pinocchio. It just so happened that I had an extra book in our collection. I thought it was perfect being gender neutral and the illustrations were darling!
Start by wiggling the binding to loosed up the cardboard and staples. All I did was push down and lifted up then the staples released! EASY!
Remove the pages
Cut the pages so they are single pages
Make a stencil of the design of banner you want, and start tracing each page- then cut out.
Here are 2 of the cut out book pages
Print off on white card stock the letters you want on the banner. Punch the letters out with a circle punch and glue onto different green/yellow scrapbook papers. Then cut around leaving a small border.
Glue the "bordered circles" onto the bottom of the banner book pages
Pull about 6 in of extra thread (and a little extra of the bobbin thread) to use as a hanger.
Start sewing the book pages together
Keep about 1/2 - 1 " in between each page for wiggle room.
When done sewing all of the pages together tie a double knot with the "hanger" strings.
Cut the smallest string (the bobbin thread) so you only have 1 string to worry about not tangling!
Here is the finished product! SO CUTE!