Our priest’s wife is due next month (yes you read that right- Orthodox Priests can marry) with their first little boy. They have three girls already, and I know everyone is beyond excited to welcome a little boy into the family. Unfortunately we will be out of town for our church’s baby shower, but I wanted to make something cute to help celebrate.
I wanted something a little out of the ordinary for this banner- not pennants I had seen a zillion other times, so I decided to make Onesie pennants!
Using my trusty cricut, I cut a onesie shape from my Sure Cuts a Lot software under the newborn shapes menu. Unfortunately, Sure Cuts a Lot can no longer be sold for cricut owners, but it is compatible with other machines. (If you’re an unlucky cricut owner without SCAL, you can try to find copies on Ebay or resellers. On a separate note, if my SCAL ever stops working, I will have to get a different machine. I do not like being stuck cutting cartridge only shapes, and about 90% of my crafts use my cricut in some form with SCAL).
If you don’t have a cricut, like all of my pennant projects, you can find a shape online, print it out, cut it, and use it to trace onto the pennant paper.
Next, I cut “its a boy” using text on my computer, Kozuka Gotha (a basic sans serif font similar to arial but a bit wider).
Glue the letters on to the pennants. Next, punch holes in the top of each side of the pennants (the shoulder area of the sleeves) so you can string ribbon through.
You could also make your own baker’s twine instead of using a ribbon!
I added small bows with “baby boy” print ribbon in between the words so they wouldn’t slide on to each other- but you could also make small knots behind each hole you punch to keep the pennants in place.
Hang, and enjoy! This would also be adorable with other shapes- bottles, rattles, teddy bears… so many great unique ideas!
This project was shot with my small “point and shoot” Canon camera. Are these the best pictures I could achieve? Well, probably not without my DSLR. But not everyone has an expensive camera, and I think the photos came out pretty well, so I’d like to share how I got them! Please join me on monday for a special post all about how to set up craft/Etsy shop photos.