His & Hers Soiree: The Hanging Decorations

We’re going to start at the top of this party and work our way down this week…

First up are the decorations that we hung:

crepe-paper-fringe

The great thing about the decor for this party, is that it was very centralized over the table.

The-Table

No need to stress about decorating the whole house – just pick your spot and make it {#amazing#}.

Here is a list of what was used with links to where you can find it…

The Honeycomb Balls

Ivory Tissue Paper Fans

{When you see the image on Amazon – their color is NOT the color that comes.  It has an almost pink tint to it like it the photos above.}

Black & White Bunting

{all of the fabrics were purchased from Fabric.com – here is a snapshot of my purchase list}

Just plug the item numbers at the top of each image into their search bar and it will pull up the right fabrics.

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The bottom image is the satin ribbon that we used to hang the bunting.  Make sure you buy enough to fit your space + 18″ on each end to tie it up.

To quickly make a template for your bunting:

Fold a piece of cardstock in half down the length

Fold-in-half

Then use a straight edge of something to draw a guide from the outer {unfolded} corner to the inner {folded} corner

Trace-from-outer-corner-to-folded-corner

Then trace it onto your fabric in this pattern:

Trace-Pattern-onto-fabric

Flip the direction of the triangle to fit the maximum number of flags on your fabric.

Then just cut using a Rotary Cutter, Mat & Ruler
{or really good, sharp scissors} along your guide lines.

Repeat for all of the fabrics that you are using.

I use the natural canvas for the backing and the patterned prints for the front…so for every patterned flag – I made sure I had a canvas backing.

You’ll want to figure out the number of flags you need to stretch across the area you’ve selected.  One flag covers about 9″.

Here was my cut list (the number is the flags I needed to have of each fabric)

4 large stripe

4 small stripe

3 polka dots

15 canvas

To Put it Together:

Place wrong sides of patterned fabric and backing (I used canvas)

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Sew along the outer edges leaving a 1/4″ seam allowance

Sew-around-2-edges

To turn the corner neatly – just sew almost to the point and then – with the needle down in the fabric, lift your foot up

Turning-the-Corner-1

Then turn the fabric so that you are lined up on the opposite edge and continue sewing.

Turning-the-corner-2

-OR-

for a “No-Sew” option – just run a bead of fabric glue along the inner edges of the canvas – then place the “wrong side of the patterned fabric on top.

Once you have each flag sewn or glued – lay out you pattern so it looks the way that you want it to…

Lay-out-your-pattern

Then sew or glue the satin ribbon to the front side of the bunting flags.

You can pin them into place before you sew – or just feed them in holding them straight.

I put the banner underneath the ribbon about 1/2″ .

Sew-to-Ribbon

When you’re almost to the end of the first flag – add the second flag in and continue sewing.

Add-next-flag

We also have another tutorial HERE for our Happy Birthday Bunting Banner.

Italian Crepe Paper Fringed Garland

I’m kind of in love with Italian Crepe Paper now…it’s thicker and tougher than regular crepe paper – so you can be rough with it, and it’s so wide!!

All we did to make the fringe banner was unroll the crepe paper in a large area

Roll-it-out

Then we folded it in half down the length

Fold-in-half-down-the-length

Then used scissors to cut  the fringe – about 1/4″ apart

Cut-strips-to-the-top-line

If you fold it over on itself – it makes it a little harder to cut – but you get done MUCH quicker because you’re cutting several layers.

Fold-it-over-a-few-times

Once you have it all cut…

All-done-with-the-cuts

Unfold the garland {it looks like a centipede!!}

Unfold

Then using hot glue or tape secure twine or ribbon to about 4 places along the crease.  Outside edges and 2 or 3 more in between

I used this gold flecked twine from May Arts.  Don’t forget to leave about 1.5 feet on each end for tying up the garland.

Secure-the-twine

fold it back over and roll it up until you’re ready to hang it!

Roll-it-up

The bunting and the fringe garland will BOTH be in the “Party in a Box” that you could  win!!  See THIS post for more details on our Treasure Hunt!!

**Erin

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  6. 1. I could really use another bunting. My happy banner is starting to be faded by the sun.
    2. I’m intrigued by italian crepe paper.
    3. I really think you should make my girlie a party in a box. She wants to have a parade party where she + her friends dress up and throw candy to people. Any ideas for that?

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