Monday, November 30, 2009

Sweater Happy Birthday Bunting

I thought I'd find a greener way to decorate for the many family birthday celebrations that happen in our house each year!

I decided to make a reusable Happy Birthday bunting from old sweaters and some old mens shirts.

I ironed on some fusible interfacing to the back of a some scraps cut from old men's shirts.
Then I typed the words "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" on my computer, selected a font and enlarged it to the size I wanted. I printed the letters out, cut them out and used them as a template to cut the letters out of fabric.

I cut out triangles out of old wool sweaters then stitched the letters on with embroidery floss.

I found a woolen looking binding tape at our local fabric store
then stitched all my triangles to it.

A new tradition of having this banner hang at each and every birthday celebration has begun!
(I suspect one day the kids will be fighting over who gets to keep it - maybe I'll make a few more - some day...)

I'm linking up to Cindy's "I made it for Monday" party at


  1. It came out great, and I love "green" ideas!

  2. What a terrific idea! I buy (then throw away) sooo many cheesy birthday banners and plates and cups and ......Love that you can use it for everyone on their special day. Plus it's just darn cute :)
    Thanks for linking up!

  3. What a wonderful idea and so well executed, I love it!
    Thanks so much for entering my giveaway!
    All the best,

  4. I adore this! Have been thinking about making a bunting, so you have officially inspired me. xoxo Gigi

  5. It looks great. I love that you used the shirts for the letters. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love it! Do you mind if I blog this?... linking back to you, of course! Actually, this one and the Christmas one?


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