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Fabric Streamers, Part 2

November 16, 2009

Remember this post where I made some half-hearted streamers?

Well, I tried it again, just a little bit better. See this “back” edge to the fabric behind buddy Liz’s head? I didn’t like that… the streamers couldn’t be 3D.

So, I made them again and better! I was hosting a baby shower for two of my coworkers, both of whom are having baby girls, so I found some leftover pink scraps and tried the fabric streamers again. I like this round much better.

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Step One: I used a stencil! Duh! Why hadn’t I done that before? I cut out a cardboard stencil like below.

guide

Step Two: I used the bottom of the stencil to cut half, then folded the triangle up and over to cut the top. This way, both sides matched up.

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triangles

Step Three: Two words, my friends: spray adhesive. I cannot tell you how easy this stuff is. I did a quick check on This-to-That website about how to best glue fabric together, and it suggested spray adhesive. Yes, it gets on your fingernails, but who cares? It’s great. (Many spray adhesive projects to follow in the coming weeks!) I laid the fabric out on the ribbon, sprayed both sides, and folded one over the other. (Spray generously around the ribbon spot… especially if you want the triangle to stay put on the spot you designated along the line.)

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pre-glue

Step Four: Let dry! I let mine dry overnight, but that might not be necessary.

They were great decorations for the shower: something different but not tacky or a crazy pink color.

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door streamer

Also, my coworker Cary suggested a fun activity for the shower, and it turned out really nice and not cheesey. Fellow blogger Meghan wrote about it here.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Lauren permalink
    November 17, 2009 9:35 am

    do you have a rolling blade fabric cutter? they are great for projects like this.

  2. Kim permalink
    November 24, 2009 6:15 pm

    And Goo Gone is great for getting that Spray Adhesive off your fingernails.

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