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A party for my girl: chevron boho banner

 

Sabrina loved the banner that I made for her boho themed birthday party.

She asked to take it back to her apartment at school so she can decorate her room. She said that she had been wanting to buy a banner similar to it, but with longer fabric strips.

To make this banner, I used:

-twine
-fabric- chevron, black and gold
-fabric glue
-small clothespins

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I started by creating the main part of the banner. I cut the black fabric into a big rectangle, laid a gold strip of fabric on top and then another smaller rectangular piece of chevron fabric on top. I used fabric glue to glue it all together. To attach the banner to the twine, I used two small clothespins. They held the banner up very well. It did not fall apart once.

I cut same sized strips of the fabric. I had 18 in total: 6 chevron, 6 black and 6 gold strips.

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Instead of tying the fabric onto the twine, I tied the twine onto the fabric. I laid the piece of fabric on top of the twine and vertical to it. Then, I folded the fabric in half over the twine so that when I tied the twine together in a knot, it would hold the fabric in place. I did this 9 times on one side and 9 times on the other side. I made sure that the fabric pieces were tied 1 inch apart.

I used 2 additional clothespins to hang the banner. A fun project and easy to make.

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A party for my girl: mason jar planters

I made mason jar planters with a boho chevron theme for my daughter’s birthday party. I started with small mason jars. I took a little succulent and planted it in the jar with some fresh cactus soil.

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I wanted the planters to match the banner. Since the main part of the banner had a black rectangle and a gold strip, I copied that concept for the mason jar planters. I cut the chevron fabric into chevrons. I used fabric glue to glue the fabric together and also to glue the fabric onto the mason jar. I kind of liked how the fabric ended up unraveling. I think it gave it a kind of shabby chic look.

Extra bonus: you can give away the planters as party favors at the end of the party.

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A party for my girl: the big day

The big day was finally here. Sabrina’s 21st birthday party. I sure was tired from preparing all week, but also very excited. I couldn’t wait for Sabrina to see the special party that I had prepared for her. She had requested a house party with family. She wanted me to surprise her with whatever theme I wanted to decorate with and I think I did.  It was a boho theme, using mostly chevrons. She was happy with the set up. I sent her a couple sneak peeks throughout the week.

I made a banner using mint green chevron fabric as well as black and gold fabric.  I used more chevron fabric as accent pieces on the table. I bought mint green wall art from the Target dollar section (cost $3). It read “Peace Love and Happy Hour”. A boho design that went perfect for this 21 year old birthday party.

I made a candy bar. Lots and lots of candy. Too much candy. I bought bulk candy from Smart and Final but I found some mint green gumballs (the same color as the chevron fabric) in the party section at Target so of course I had to get them. I bought $1 black and gold buckets from Target to use as candy containers. I stuck some feathers in the candy buckets.

I made little brown paper bags as favor bags for the candy. But while I was at Target, I found some treat cups and paper straws in the exact same chevron colors as the theme for the party. Of course, I had to get them too! I made mason jar succulent planters and decorated the front of the jar with the fabrics. I had my son pop some kettle popcorn in the microwave and pour them into paper bags to place on the dining table. I added more succulent planters on the table.

I bought some LED lights from the dollar section at Target ($3) and used them to decorate the main table.

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And of course, I made cupcakes.

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Today is Sabrina’s actual 21st birthday. I want to say:

I love you Sabi with all my heart. I am so happy and so proud to be your mother. You make me happy every single day. You are a beautiful girl, inside and out. You are my sunshine.  Happy birthday!