If you've read my blog for more than 5 minutes, you know I love creating. One of my favorite things about creating stuff is sharing with other people and helping them learn how easy it can be to "do it yourself". I try to write my tutorials in an easy to understand way with lots of pictures...because that's how I learn best too. :) So let's get to this simple banner tutorial I've been promising for so long!
-scrapbook paper (1 sheet per 4 letters)
-printed letters of saying for banner (template below)
-glue (I prefer rubber cement)
-ribbon punch (found at Hobby Lobby or Michael's)
1. To begin, take a piece of scrapbook paper and fold it in half. Then fold it again vertically so it's in 4 equal quarters, and crease it really good.
here. I made it as a Word document because I figured most people have that program. It prints 2 letters per sheet, and you can change the font and colors to match your theme. After you print your letters, cut them out.
5. Next, punch the corners of your scrapbook paper. This is what the ribbon punch I have looks like. It actually has 2 slits, but I only slide the ribbon through one of them (the one on the outside edge).
Another option is to just tie the corners together with ribbon or tulle instead of stringing it with one long piece of ribbon. When I do that, I usually just use a normal hole punch on the corners (or in this case, a heart shaped one because it's all I could find).
I have made this style of banner so many times. They are easy and cheap, and you can change them up to reflect your personal style. I hope this tutorial was helpful to you! As I was typing it, I think a few parts may have gotten a little confusing. But I promise you, just try it and you'll see it really is quite simple and anyone can do it. :) Please let me know if you have any questions!