i made thee little flags after seeing last month’s edition of better homes and gardens. they featured a home with this idea as decor. i used fabric that coordinated with nicole’s baby bedding. i got a 1/4 yard of each fabric and was able to get 5 or 6 flags out of each piece. i just cut rectangles then notched triangular cuts on the ends (sounds more difficult than it was). then i bought dowels and cut them in half (ok, my dad did) then hot glued the fabric to the dowel. easy peasy. i stuck them in these blue mason jars on the table and in joanna’s old sap buckets along the bar by the drinks.
i wanted to make some sort of pennat banner for the mantle but ran out of fabric. all i had left were the little triangles i had cut out of the flags. so i got creative and used those tiny scraps, cut them in strips, and tied them to limey green grosgrain ribbon, then swooped it across the mantle. it wasn’t quite the statement i was looking for, but it still added a little punch.
the best part of the shower was the hours we all spent talking. nicole has been blessed to have such a wonderful group of women to call her friends. i know they will miss her a ton when she moves down here in a couple weeks, but they, too will be missed by nicole.