Here's the first post in my birthday prep series. Only 27 more days until Goen turns three (I bought myself a few days by waiting for the weekend to have the party) and still so much left to do. Today I'm sharing a tutorial for a stitched mini paper banner. It's a great project that you can make as simple or as fancy as you want. For mine, I had Goen help me paint the paper before I punched my shapes, and he even pressed the foot pedal on my sewing machine while I ran the paper through. If your kid likes to help make things, this is a fun way to do it.
- Paper (cardstock or similar weight)
- Paper punch (I used a Fiskars tag punch)
- Paper scissors
- Sewing machine
- Sewing thread
- Well-used sewing machine needle
*Alternatively, you could cut shapes with scissors using printed templates or freehand.
There are lots of ways to personalize this project. In addition to the banners above, I created a special birthday banner for my little guy. I used paper with a colorful painted background, then used sharpies to write "Happy Birthday" on it. You could get really fancy and use scrapbooking supplies to decorate the banner. Letter stickers, flat wood shapes, or sequins are great ways to give it your own spin.