|Perfect for a winter wedding, the vanilla cream looks great as an overhead swag above the altar! Buy here.|
Ever since my children's first shared birthday party, I have been obsessed with handmade party decorations. I have made them many pennant style "Happy Birthday" banners (some call them bunting) with felt, fabric, string and employed my husband's lettering skills for creating the letters. I've even gone so far as to make matching fabric pocketbooks for the little girls in attendance. A little crazy, I know, but I always wanted to make them to sell in a shop of some sort.
Then I opened the Etsy shop, and since I had so much vintage merchandise to sell, I never got around to making handmade items to also sell. I always felt conflicted about the wide scope of this blog, so this summer, I decided to keep things simple here. The Scissors and Spice blog will now narrow it's focus to only food and craft. A mush easier combination of editorial topics to focus on!
|Beautiful Brandywine Creek in Rockford Village, DE, where many of the pennants were photographed.|
That brings me to the shop... what would be the theme now? I wanted to go back to my original handicrafts idea and back to make the banners that originally inspired the shop to begin with. To get started, I partnered with my mother-in-law, who is an expert crocheter, to make pennant banners that were slightly different than the normal fabric ones. She was excited about the idea, and got to work figuring out how to make the traditional granny square into a triangle. It took her no time, and she was quick to make these crocheted pieces of art now in the shop!
|A large array of banners available in the new Scissors and Spice Etsy shop!|
Take a look at what we came up with! We settled in two sizes: one window or door sized, 4 feet long. These are perfect for using as a swag above a window, to decorate the entry way to your house, hanging above a seating area, or sprucing up your office cubicle.
The larger size is 7 feet long, and is meant for swagging on a mantel piece, running across the ceiling of a room, going across a wedding altar, or double doorway.
|Solid multi-color banner available in the Scissors and Spice Etsy shop: here.|
The smaller four foot size makes a sweet little accent in a baby's nursery and makes a cute baby shower gift. They also work well draped above a window in a girl's room or in college dorm.
|Granny-traingle multi-color banner available in the Scissors and Spice Etsy shop: here|
|50% of the proceeds of the sale of this autumn-themed banner go to our local food bank. Buy here.|
So what do you think? They're cute, right? Perfect presents for this holiday season! To stay in the mood of giving, 10% of each sale will be donated to our local food bank!
You can buy the pennant banners here: www.etsy.com/shop/ScissorsAndSpice.
And if you loved the vintage in the shop before, don't dismay! There will be vintage focused on handmade and craft supplies (think vintage fabric and vintage craft books) in the shop as well. I'm also opening up a new only vintage shop on Etsy--stay tuned for an announcement about that excitement coming up soon!