Friday, September 9, 2011

Polaroid Banner


I've spent the entire summer taking pictures with my new Fuji Instax Mini camera, that produces these darling little polaroids.
I've had a stack sitting in my office for some time now and decided it was time to do something about it. So I stitched up this polaroid banner. 
Here's How:


 Cut out a bunch of shapes from a paper punch.
I used a heart, because I LOVE to take pictures, but flowers would be really fun too. 


 Gather all the pictures you have laying around your house. They don't have to be polaroids, but they'll hold their shape better if they are small.


First, pull your thread so you have a long tail to hang your banner from, then take one of your shapes and sew right over the top of it, (the more textured the paper, the harder it is to sew over). Pull the tail while your sew a few stitches into thin air.  Next, simply set another heart down and repeat.  I like 3 or 4 shapes in a row. 


Now sew right along the top of your photos and then sew another series of shapes.
It's that simple. You now have a banner to hang in your babies nursery, as decor at a party, or in your front room. 
You'll just be happy to have those pictures out of a box and on display.
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22 comments:

Newly Inspired said...

Awesome idea! Will do soon!!!

Michelle said...

So adorable! I wish I had the time (and energy) to do all of these crafty things!

Melissa said...

I adore these!!

I have a zillion photos that would love to become bunting ;)

I'm also going to look up that camera- as my 13 yr old has been itching for a polaroid for her artwork for a long while now!

thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa- Miss Sew & So
x

Cailan said...

I LOve the look of Polaroids - what a sweet idea!

Havalah said...

I love polaroids and what you did with them is great!

Jamie said...

WOW, that is gorgeous!!! I might try this with some plain ol prints.... I have no Polaroids.

Heather @ Life Made Lovely said...

oh my word...SO cute!!

Emily said...

So creative! What a great idea....adorable!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely said...

This is darling!!! We featured it on the FB page today from the Fancy This Fridays link up! http://www.facebook.com/TrulyLovelyBlog

blesid said...

Nothing better than a Polaroid picture. I remember shaking those things like crazy back in the day. What a fabulous idea! Great inspiration and tutorial!

Etcetorize said...

This is beyond cute! I love it!
I'm hosting a new linky party on Mondays over at etcetorize.blogspot.com. I hope you'll stop by next week and share this wonderful idea~

Shannon said...

Love this! And I maybe even be able to make it look good! I've been having trouble teaching myself to sew... :)

Thanks for sharing!

Shannon @ Imperfectly-Inspired

Sofia L said...

Wow what a great idea!! Love it.

Carla said...

This is awesome! It would be perfect for a gift or birthday part. Thanks for sharing!

La-Dee-da crafter said...

This is a great idea!!! So creative and perfect. I miss those polaroids.
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Joni Nickrent said...

Totally cool and FAB! Love it! Tweeting too! Pop Art Minis

Karie @ The HoB said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing!

Karena said...

Love this idea! I would love for you to share it on my link party this Friday at cookienut.blogspot.com

Sachiko said...

I LOVE this idea. Such a nice way to remember and display some pictures! Thank you for sharing!

Christine @ Pure Joy Events said...

Love this tutorial. Link it up to my Party Tutorial contest for a chance to win some fabulous prizes: http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/09/party-tutorial-contest-3.html

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

SEW SO Cute!
I featured this today! Come check it out and grab a button
http://kim-toomuchtimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2011/09/good-morning-sunshine_19.html

Courtney @ A Diamond in the Stuff said...

What an adorable idea! I featured it today: http://adiamondinthestuff.blogspot.com/2011/09/time-to-shine-features-no-35.html