A fun trend in birthday parties is to make a first birthday high chair banner. A few months ago I made one for my grandson and wanted to share a tutorial here. You can make it just like mine or use the instructions to make your own version. The banner makes for really cute pictures when they are diving into that cake!
Supplies needed to make your own first birthday high chair banner:
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- OlyFun material (perfect because it will not fray)
- Paint pen
- Tacky glue
I started by cutting the Olyfun into equal sized strips. This material will not fray and is perfect for this project.
I used a paint pen on the white strips to turn them “cow” themed.
I then printed out some tractors and the word “ONE” on my computer.
I used a marker to trace around the shapes onto the Olyfun.
I cut the window and inner tire pieces from another color.
I then placed all of those pieces on a rectangle of burlap.
We did a green and red tractor for this first birthday high chair banner.
The letters were cut from black Olyfun. One tip is to use a piece of chalk to trace onto black fabric so you can see it more easily.
I used tacky glue to adhere everything to the burlap.
I actually used a paint brush to make sure I got all of the surfaces when gluing.
It is time to sew this one up! As you can see below, I had multiple strips of different color Olyfun as well as a roll of ribbon. I started by stitching all the way around the burlap piece to prevent any fraying.
I then stitched the Oly Fun pieces to the ribbon as shown below. Measure your high chair and make it long enough to go all the way around the tray. Add the burlap piece in the center when sewing. After I stitched once, I turned my ribbon over the top and stitched again to give a more finished appearance.
This first birthday high chair banner was done and ready for the party! I love how this farm themed version turned out but you can use this same technique to make a version to fit your party theme.
Just wrap it around the high chair and tie in the back. Secure with double sided tape if needed. Then put in the birthday boy and let him dig into his cake! This first birthday high chair banner makes for the perfect photo op at the birthday party!
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