Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Denim Decor

Hello Everyone!

How is your week going so far?  I hope you are enjoying your summer.  I'm enjoying mine by staying away from the heat. :D

Well, I am stopping by to share my recent creation.  Since summer is a great season for outdoor (and indoor) parties/get-togethers, I decided to create a little piece of party décor- a "denim" banner. 

I added faux stitching around the letters and edges.

I love creating banners.  They are festive and usually, simple to create.  I wanted this banner to be not only decorative, but functional, too.  (I apologize for the grainy picture.  The light was beginning to fade.)

And here is the functional part: I added storage compartments on the ends for light-weight party necessities (napkins, utensils, straws, etc.)

And in keeping with the denim theme, I sewed some placemats.  I traced the negative section of my die-cut banner flowers onto the placemats.  Then I used fabric paint over the tracing. 

(Supplies: cardstock; die-cut flowers & letters- Cameo; sequins; hole punch; white pen; twine- We R Memory Keepers; fabric- Joann's; fabric paint- Tulip; sewing machine)
I would like to link this project to the following, please:
*Decorate to Celebrate- (outdoor party or birthday)
I only made 2 placemats for our tiny table, but I think I'm off to make some more. :)  Thank you so much for stopping by.  I greatly appreciate your visit. :D
Happy Crafting,


  1. Oh my gosh, Angie, these are so fabulous!! The banner looks amazing!! How creative to add the end pockets!! And the denim placemats are gorgeous!! These are just perfect for a party!! Love, love them!! Thanks so much for playing along at DTC and CDD!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. love this cute banner love the pockets thank you for joining us at decorate to celebrate. hugs

  3. This is such a fun banner! I LOVE the pockets on the end for the napkins and straws - ingenious!!! Your flowers look great and the placemats are FABULOUS!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us over at Decorate to Celebrate!!!

    Mollie's Motif

  4. Thank you ladies for your encouraging comments!! :D

  5. Wow! Adorable!! Thanks so much for participating in our DECORATE TO CELEBRATE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper