Crafty (& Handy) Holidays

Birthday Banner in Progress

I really got myself into something here. I had this great idea to make a rainbow-colored, yarn-wrapped “Happy Birthday!” banner. It’s going to be great, but I’ve been working for a few hours and I’ve only finished two and a half letters. Here’s a little peek:

I’m off to continue working.

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  • Kim B
    April 28, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    That sure is a big undertaking!! But it will be gorgeous when finished. Can’t wait to see it! Good luck with all that wrapping!

  • Emily
    April 28, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Pumped to see the party pics!!

  • Tiffany
    April 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Good Luck Nicole!! I can’t wait for to see this party come together. I have ALWAYS wanted to make that rainbow cake but I’m scared!! You have inspired me. So we will see. My little girls bday is in Oct. lol

  • Marine
    April 28, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Good luck!! It’s going to be amazing!

  • casey
    April 28, 2011 at 1:59 pm

    that sounds great!! can’t wait to see it!

  • cindy {milk tea + polkadots}
    April 28, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    That sounds like a HUGE project! I’m sure it’s going to turn out lovely. Can’t wait to see the finished project!

  • Danielle
    April 28, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Good luck! I tried to do just one letter (thanks to the Design Sponge idea) and gave up after being unable to navigate the corners of my letters. I blame my font! ;D

  • Erin @ Dwell & Tell
    April 28, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I’m sure it will be worth the effort… All your pretty projects are!

    Did you see Sherry’spost on Young House Love a couple of days ago? Also a birthday banner and similar experience!


  • marysza
    April 28, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    so much work? when you will finish it it will probably be super amazing!


    cant wait to see it finished!

  • Katie @ explanationrequired
    April 28, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    That’s ambitious! I made a yarn covered heart outline (probably about 15 inches or so wide) that took a few hours to complete. I can’t imagine doing an entire banner!!

  • Amanda
    April 28, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    This is such a cute idea!

  • rowena
    April 28, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Yarn wrap the “birthday” and glitter the “happy”. What the heck!

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    April 28, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    What a cute and time-consuming project!!!

  • Mickey
    April 29, 2011 at 2:35 am

    Wow, that really is looking cute! <3

  • TheAL
    April 29, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Nice! It’ll be great. Do post a photo of the finished project! :-)

  • Erika
    April 29, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Oh my gosh, you are very brave to take that on. I did a heart shaped wreath for our door for the month of Feb. As seen here….

    And, although it went along fairly quickly I soon realized it was a lot more wrapping than I had originally envisioned. I like how it came out, though, and feel it was worth it. So, I am sure you will too. Can’t wait to see it!

    Just hang in there even when you think the arthritis has kicked in. ;o)

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