Monday, May 24, 2010

Birthday Banner Tutorial

I was in banner creating mode after making the baby shower one for my friend. Created my second one for my son and I happened to take photos of the process so thought I'd share them. Excuse the bad lighting...i was working on it at 3am because that's about the only time I get to do my hobby.

Step 1: Go thru your scrap folder and select 5 pieces of blue. I keep every little piece of scrap, I only throw away if I can't punch a 2x2 out of it.

Step 2: Cut a 1" piece of felt for each border of your banner. I used my pinking shears.

Step 3: Assemble the felt onto the banner background and cut a triangle at the bottom to resemble flags. I put a layer of chipboard on the two ends so that when I tied it up, it would be more sturdy.

Step 4: Select a few buttons in a contrasting color of your cardstock.

I went for the large yellow and then used my dmc floss to thread all the button holes.

Step 5: Use a cropadile and punch holes on both ends of your banner.

Step 6: Tie a piece of tulle to hold the pieces together.

STep 7: Cut Scalloped squares for each letter in your name banner. I used my cricut machine with the mini monograms cartridge.

Step 8: Add your diecut letters

Step 9: Embellish with your sentiments and you've got one cute banner ready to display!


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