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Felt Balloon Banner for Fairfield World's 80th Birthday Party


Felt Balloon Banner

Fairfield World is celebrating their 80th Birthday and I jumped at the chance to join in the fun. There are 80 super creative people playing along and sharing fabulous projects using Poly-Fil.  I wanted to make something for Princess' bedroom and she wanted balloons - so here is what I came up with. 

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Cutting Felt Shapes

For this project I used the largest die from the Balloons set by Crafter's Edge. Y'all - I was able to easily cut two layers of felt at a time with these thin dies. Have you tried the Crafter's Edge Crossover II Die Cutting Machine? I love it! It is adjustable by using the roller on the top of the machine to accommodate a large variety of dies. I especially love that I can cut my large quilting dies with it. Plus- IT FOLDS UP  when you are ready to store it! 


Felt Shapes

I picked up some fun felt packs while I was in Idaho recently and one was perfect for this project. The pastel colors are perfect against the gray walls in her room. 


Kids Bedroom
I went low tech for the letters; printed them out, cut them out, traced onto the felt, then cut them out. Of course as I was doing this I realized that I could have cut the letters out using my Silhouette Cameo 4 instead of cutting them by hand. Oh well,, live and learn!  Have you seen these cute pink scissors - I picked them up at the Dollar Tree. They are SHARP! If you have a Dollar Tree near you run over there and see if you can find some. I bought a bunch! I think they will be perfect if we are ever allowed to have in person classes again. 

Poly-fil stuffie
After sewing the letters on one side, then sewing the balloons together using matching embroidery floss I stuffed them with Poly-fil. 

hand stitching

I have been working on my hand stitching lately. Even though I have sewn for pretty much my entire life, I have never taken the time to mindfully practice my hand stitching. I want those stitches perfectly spaced and even! 

To finish of the balloon I added a cute silk flower and a bow made with twine, both attached with hot glue. 

Poly-fil banner

And there it is! I am pretty happy with how it turned out and my princess loves it.  

FFW Party logo

Be sure to check out the Fairfield World Facebook page to see all the amazing projects that have been made as part of the celebration. There is also a fun giveaway- so be sure to enter.


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