March 23, 2016

onesie banner display

For almost a year now I had been racking my brain trying to figure out how to make some kind of a party display to go with a table. I needed something that could be decorative on its own but also that could be customized for different events with decorations. It needed to be easy to transport and completely temporary in the space. My solution: a 4'x4' lattice square that would sit on the back of a table and lean against the wall.

I absolutely love the way it turned out! We placed it on the gift table and balanced it with balloons on either side. It looked just like I imagined for this baby shower, and I can't wait to use it again.
I bought a 4'x8' piece of unfinished lattice from Home Depot.
My dad helped cut the piece in half (using a circular saw) so that I had two 4'x4' lattice squares.
I only needed one to use at this baby shower but at another event, two squares might be a good idea. After I took this picture and did some light sanding on all edges, I used this spray to stain the wood. One can covered two coats of both sides of one lattice. Even though the stain didn't turn out quite like I imagined from the picture on the can, it still looked much better than the unfinished wood. It ended up have a little bit of a natural distressed look that I liked.
For the onesie banner I used four 0-3 month onesies, clothespins, kraft paper, and rope.
Once everything was spaced out nicely, I attached four onesies to the rope using the clothespins. 
Luckily, my cousin has a Silhouette Cameo machine and was kind enough to help me cut the letters for the banner! I used brown kraft paper and made them about 8" tall to fit the onesies. I used 4-6 pieces of rolled scotch tape to attach each letter to the onesie. I couldn't think of anything better at the time and it ended up staying just fine.
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