I think the doormat and the banner were just the thing the girls needed to make the entrance into their new home a little bit more exciting and special. When they asked who made the banner I told them, "I did" and I was immediately smothered with a big hug and a heartfelt "thank you" from the girls. I tell ya, it's the little things that matter most sometimes.
So, in honor of this week of blogging my 200th post, I thought I would share this simple DIY with you.
The late-night-constructed banner was made with what few things I could find on hand that were not already packed in boxes. I had a sharpie (for marking the contents of the boxes), yarn (waiting to be returned to a neighbor from a brief knitting phase, and by brief I mean 20 minutes), ledger paper (found at my new favorite local thrift shop and set out last minute with high hope of making a banner) and scissors (for opening up boxes and cutting shelf liner) and finally packing tape (for taping closed the boxes at the sub-lease).
First, I folded my ledger paper in thirds.
Next, I cut out a scallop shape. Then, I did this four more times.
Then I wrote the letters on each piece.
Finally, I taped them to the yarn. So Easy!
This would really make a cute going away present too. Pick up a cute doormat and then make this simple banner.
Keep checking back this week for more fun and my giveaway coming up on my 200th post (l love it, by the way!). Become a follower over in the left-hand sidebar so you can find out when I post the giveaway. I'll be back soon!