• Sarah Nantel

OUR CURIOUS PIGGY: DIY RAG TIE HIGH CHAIR BANNER



In preparation for Anders’ first birthday bash, I knew I wanted to spend time making some decorations. Although he will be pretty oblivious to what’s happening, I want him to look back on his special day and remember this major milestone (both for him AND mom and dad).

I found these neat and trendy high chair banners on pinterest that I immediately knew I wanted to make. Since the cake eating fun will be in the high chair, this banner will be perfect for all the photo opportunities. I can’t wait to see Anders taste icing for the first time!

MATERIALS:

scissors

ribbon and/or fabric (I chose ribbon of all different widths and also incorporated thick yarn)

jute twine (can vary in thickness)

burlap

cardstock

glue gun

DIRECTIONS FOR BURLAP NUMBER SIGN:

1) Measure the tray of the high chair for the banner and then cut twine to the desired length.

2) Cut the burlap into a flag shape (or whatever shape you want).

3) Glue gun the burlap onto the middle of the twine.

4) Using cardstock, cut out the number or word and glue gun it to the burlap.

Optional: I found cute spoon and fork clothespins and added that onto the twine for extra fun!

DIRECTIONS FOR THE RAG TIES:

1) With the ribbon or fabric that you have, measure to your desired length (and width if you are using fabric). I cut mine to around 20 inches. After the first ribbon, I basically eyeballed each cut afterwards as the length didn’t need to be perfect.

2) Fold your ribbon or fabric in half and lay it on top of the twine.

3) Bring the two ends of the ribbon or fabric behind twine and bring it through the loop.

4) Pull tight and this will form the knot. Continue with the rest of the ribbon until you almost reach the end of the twine. Leave a little bit of twine on each end so you can attach to the tray of the high chair.

FINAL PRODUCT:

There are endless ways you can personalize your banner. From the colours, to the theme, to the ribbon or fabric you choose, there are so many possibilities! You can even omit the burlap and just make a banner that you can hang over a door, on a wall or over a table. My husband took the banner, wrapped it around his waist and danced! (Hello hula skirt!)


This project took me around an hour to make (while Anders was napping). If you have older kiddos, you can totally involve them in the project and get them to help! It will be a fun craft you can both enjoy!





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