These are the supplies that I used and how I made the name and birthday banners.
1. Scrapbook paper
2. White card stock
3. Glue Sticks
4. 1" or 1.5" wide ribbon that is at least 9ft long. Most rolls are sold in 9ft increments.
5. Sharpie brand paint markers. Other brands that I have used are not as good as the Sharpie version.
6. 4" letter stencils
7. Double stick crafting tape.
8. Hole punch
9. Tulle (optional)
First I chose a different pattern of paper for each letter (the piece that I stencil the letter onto) and also for the background for each letter (the biggest piece). Then I cut the background papers 7.5"x7.5", the white background papers 6.5"x6.5" and the pieces that go on top, I cut 6"x6".
Then I positioned the stencil on the paper and colored it in with the Sharpie paint marker.
Next I glued the white card stock onto the background, using a glue stick.
Then I glued the top piece on.
I used this three hole punch to punch the holes for the ribbon because it was easier for me to get the punch in the exact same spot on each paper.
Then I paper hole punched a hole on the top of each side of the pieces of paper. This is where the ribbon will go through.
Then I folded the ribbon in half and pushed it through the holes of each piece of paper.
Lastly, I attached ribbon bows or tulle on the ends.
I used double stick craft tape to hang the banners. This stuff is strong enough to hold the banners securely without damaging the painted walls.
I hope that these instructions were helpful! Let me know if you have any questions. Happy crafting!