Yarn Tassel Banner

Hey there! If you saw my weekend re-cap, I showed the yarn tassel banner that I made for my sister’s birthday — it’s fairly quick and easy craft — great for holiday celebrations, birthdays, or even decorating a nursery/playroom! Today, I’ll show how to make your own. I’ve been doing the tissue tassels for a few years now, but, I love the idea of using yarn, mostly because it can be used over and over again without a whole lot of wear and tear, unlike the its tissue counterpart that tears easily and starts looking a little bedraggled quite quickly.

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Weekend Wrap-Up & Easter Basket Finds

After a very full weekend, I’m kind of wishing I could have had a couple more days to catch up on sleep, do some laundry, and straighten up the house…however, that’s definitely not on the agenda, so, I’ll just have to get over that notion.

The weekend started early on Thursday night when I picked up my sister from the airport — in our general area for business, she made a detour to Houston to hang out with us over her birthday weekend — after several delays, we finally made it back home around 10PM…toddler delirium was in full-force. Without regard for Caroline’s mental state, we celebrated with cake…and she definitely helped herself to several handfuls of chocolate frosting.

katebday27Tutorial for yarn tassel banner can be found here.

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SWEET SLATES FOR NEW BABES

I know, the chalkboard trend is kind of passé, but, there is something about chalkboards that I just can’t get over {maybe it’s because I’m a teacher…I dunno, ha!}. I’ve got SO many friends having babies these days, that I wanted to be able to give them something small and personalized to commemorate their little’s day of birth — something that could be hung on their hospital room door, serve as decor in their nurseries, or even possibly be used as a prop in newborn pictures. Something simple, sweet, and from the heart.

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While I am still sweet on the idea of chalkboards, I can’t lie…I am NOT a fan of the printable chalkboards — they just look kind of silly to me…sorry if you like that kinda thing, it’s just personal preference.

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