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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

March 27, 2015

Easy DIY Pastel Spring and Easter Chick Banner-Pink and Yellow!

Joining in with one of my favorite blog parties 
and blog hostesses-Beverly!
A little pink and a little spring decor for you to make....easy peasy!


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We love Easter and love all that it brings.
We celebrate at church and at home...
Easter egg hunts, lots of home cooked food!
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ON my shelf I wanted a banner that drew the colors together, so I landed on pink and yellow but you could embellish your banner with any Spring colors you desire.

I did use my sewing machine but you can always use that sewing glue that attaches fabric to itself instead....this is supposed to be easy.
You could even use scrapbook paper instead of fabric and get a similar look!

What you will need:
Cream wool felt for back ground....a few squares from the craft store or less than a 1/4 of a yard.
Rick rack ( I chose pink but aqua would be pretty too.)
Yellow fabric for chicks-just a few scraps or a fat quarter
Yellow gingham fabric for the background of the banner.
buttons-I chose buttons that matched the rick rack
orange rick rack- for the beaks(you could use orange felt or fabric too_)
Pink gingham check for the bows(or use ribbon, I used fabric)
small white rick rack for legs
Cut your felt triangles 5" wide and 6" long from top to point. Cut four triangles.

 For the chick pattern, I sketched my own, but looked up on Google and found several that you could use and print out. YOu just need the outline shape of the chick...the rest is very easy!
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The best pattern I found was at this link below, but I added a couple cute ones that could be used to for you.

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Next using your pattern, cut four chicks out of the yellow fabric.
Pin the 4 chicks to the four triangles, next take a strip of rick rack...about two inches long, fold the strip in half like picture below and pin underneath chicks body. When you sew around the chick you want to make sure you sew across the rick rack which is underneath the chick.



 Next at an angle snip your rick rack for the beak and sew it onto your chick. I used a black sharpie for the little chick's eye. Once this is done Sew your felt triangle onto a larger fabric triangle ( I placed the triangle onto the yellow gingham fabric and  cut around this...eyeballing it, you are not making a quilt so perfection isn't important)After your four triangles have the back ground fabric you are going to link them together with your rick rack. You want at least 6-12" of rick rack left over on each side of your banner for hanging it.
Once your banner is sewn together you are going to embellish it with little bows and buttons.
I took a scrap of pink gingham and cut a long 1" strip and then cut this strip every 3".
You are going to pinch the center of each strip and sew across it to make your bow. Once you have sewn all the strips, you will sew it in between your triangles. There were 3 of these bows.
Add a button to the center of each of your bows.
I also added buttons at the bottom point of the triangles...just for something extra cute!
When you are finished hang it up.
I hung my banner with clear pin tacks onto a shelf in my kitchen.


I hope you make one and enjoy it!
Blessings and Happy Easter!
Debbie

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