Happy freakin’ summer! Not sure what exactly is in the water, but it is baby-palooza all up in here. Many of my friends have either just had babies, or are expecting soon. In early June, Treadmill Mom and I had a blast throwing a “Fiesta Baby Shower” for our dear soon-to-be-mommy friend. More on that later (insert Spicy Cantaloupe Margarita teaser), but first, here is a sneak peek at one of the decorations that we made.
These banners were sooo easy to make. Inspired by Martha (who else?!), they came together quickly. I love the bright colors and fun patterns of origami paper, so I opted for these instead of tissue paper. Then, I used my herb scissors to cut the fringe along the bottom.
STEP 1: Hold two sheets of origami paper together (patterned side facing out), and fold the top down about an inch. Dab a bit of glue between the crease and the twine. Secure with a clothespin while the glue dries.
STEP 2: Tape the top edges down, then cut fringe along the bottom of the banner (I used my herb scissors, which made it go very quickly). DONE! Bam. It’s that easy!!
I made about five of these suckers…because I was really
crazy in the zone. Fortunately my “friend”, ahem, went around the house and pointed out all the papers that I forgot to cut fringe into. Note to self: check your work before the guests arrive.
We found this “Baby Mama” papel picado banner on ETSY. So. Fun.
Next up: tissue flower tutorial and SPICY CANTALOUPE MARGARITAS (seriously….so good). But first…I’m off to bike camp. That’s right. Because I’m twelve. Adiós…