Remember my 30th birthday brunch? I got an email asking about the banner used for decoration, and I thought it would be a good idea to show what a simple project this was. I'm not saying it was quick. Cheap and easy? Oh yes. (Poor girl, I'm gonna' get her bad a reputation on Pinterest if I keep talking like that.)
1. To begin, cut the strips about one and a half inches wide. This was the most time consuming part. (I suggest watching an episode of Mad Men or two episodes of Modern Family to help pass the time.) The width of each strip will vary some. Several of mine were crooked, but this doesn't really matter in the long run. Don't get hung up on making it perfect. You'll drive yourself crazy, and this cheap project will end up costing you your sanity.
2. After you've cut all the strips, I laid them in piles by color. I wish I had taken a picture of all the little piles; they looked like pastel "hay" stacks across my living room.
I had to show you guys the following pics...I asked Stu to pose while I took test shots for the banner pic. Consider this the gag reel.
Can you tell how happy he is to be doing this? After about five minutes he asked, "How much does a tripod cost?"