3.28.2011

DIY Name Banner Instructions!



These are the supplies that I used and how I made the name and birthday banners.


Supplies needed:

1. Scrapbook paper 

I like to use lots of different patterns for each banner.  Hobby Lobby is where I purchased my paper stack.  Hobb Lobb always has a 40% off coupon on their website that you can use on one item.  My kids love to craft too so I pick up these scrapbook paper stacks whenever I see that they are on sale.

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!



12 comments:

  1. Thanks for taking the time to share the DIY :) I love the banners!

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  2. Super cute, love them! Such a great momma!!!

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  3. Thank you! I am going to make these for the girls' rooms!! LOVE.

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  4. thank you so much for posting this hun! i love love love the idea and want to start crating right now with making different 'signs' for friends! how wonderful :) xo

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  5. You're so cute! I love this and can use it for all kinds of parties.

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  6. Really, really cute - I know your gals must feel so loved!

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  7. Love these banners! I will definitely use these in my classroom when I'm a teacher!

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  8. Adorable! You'd go crazy with a Cricut. I LOVE mine. I'm thinking of planning a "tea party" themed bday for my little girl's 8th bday. Definitely going to make a cute, personalized banner!

    Love the decor in your girls' rooms! (My daughter has light pink walls and a chandelier, too.)

    Sophisticated Steps

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  9. Can't wait to try this! They look so precious, and Hobby Lobby happens to be one of my fave places!!! Thanks for sharing!

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