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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Birthday Banner & Rainbow Party:.

Alrighty, let's get started on sharing Remi's rainbow party and birthday banner. Here are a few ideas I incoporated into the party, aside from the banner.

I got the idea for the cupcakes here.

And the fruit rainbow came from here.

And you'll remember that the shirt idea came from here and here.

I also made the birthday girl this cute headband.

The bootie bloomers used this free pattern from here.

I also made Rem a sweet double rainbow cake. (Please tell me you've seen the double rainbow video on youtube!

The favors were rainbow twizzlers with Hershey's gold nuggets at the bottom of the rainbow. (I can't remember where I got this idea from; if you know, let me know so I can give credit!) I attached a fact about Remi at the top of each favor.

Now, onto the banner!

What I used to make her birthday banner was:

- felt
- fabric
- Silhouette's fabric interfacing
- pictures
- iron
- sewing machine/accessories
- cardstock
- tissue paper
- wire

I started off with a bunch of multi-colored felt sheets, scissors, and a pen.

I traced different sizes of circles onto my felt sheets,

And cut them out.

Next, I started sewing strings of circles together, varying the size, and of course, going in ROYGBIV order!

Here's one lovely string of circles.

And here are four lovely strings of circles.

Then I used Lucy (my Silhouette) to cut out Happy Birthday in white fabric, using the clean cut fabric interfacing.

I ironed them on to the bigger circles of two of the strings.

Next, I wanted to make some tissue paper pom poms. You'll need tissue paper, and thin wire.

Accordion fold your tissue paper, and wrap thin wire around the middle.

You can cut your ends if you don't want them just straight. I did a curved edge.

Then start carefully pulling the layers apart, and fluffing the tissue paper out.

Tie ribbon around your middle part, and hang them in between the strings of circles. It's starting to look so nice, huh?

But for me, it still needed something more. So I used Lucy to cut out some cloud shapes on cardstock, and printed off some picture of the birthday girl as a progression from newborn to one year old.

I think it was the perfect finishing touch!

Now it's time to party! Hang it up, and then watch as little kids grab it and pull it down during the party - that's what kids, do, right? :)


  1. Aww, so sweet and fun! Rainbows rock in any situation :D

  2. Every thing is so adorable! I love here little bloomers.

  3. I'm loving it! All the colors...so fun!

  4. This is sooooo cute!! Brings back memories... When my (now 20yo) daughter was turning 3 I had a rainbow party for her. It was sweet but all of my decorations were construction paper! Yours are so much more lovely!!


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