DIY: Paper Banner

So, today I’m going to show you how I like to make cute banners without owning one of those fancy schmancy cricuit or silhouette machines…
If you own one, I guess this post isn’t for you, BUT if you don’t I promise it is super easy & you can make yourself a banner in no time!
Introducing to you my Valentine’s Day banner!
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Supplies you’ll need:
Paper (glitter paper, scrapbooking paper, or even fabric will work)
Microsoft Word
Yarn/Twine/Ribbon/Etc.
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First, you’re going to get on your computer & open up microsoft word (yes, I know. I’m so fancy!)
Click on the “word art” tab and find a simple font you like the looks of.
Type in the first FOUR letters that you are using. Doing four letters to a page will give you about 5″ letters.
Print out all of your letters (don’t forget, if a letter is repeated more than once you’ll only need one of them!) and then cut out your letters.
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I used this awesome glittery paper I found, but you could also use any kind of scrapbooking paper or even fabric! (If using fabric, I would fuse wonder under to the back of your fabric to give it a little more stability)
Place your letters right side down on to the back of the paper (or fabric) and trace them.
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Then, cut them out…
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and string them in order on your ribbon, yarn, twine, etc.
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Isn’t it cute? I just love the way it turned out.
Next week I’ll share yet another tutorial using the same supplies… that way nothing goes to waste!!!

7 thoughts on “DIY: Paper Banner

  1. I totally did the whole Microsoft make letters big in word art thing for my son’s bday banner! I traced the letters onto fabric backed with fusible webbing, cut them out and ironed them onto a pennant banner.
    Your banner is beyond cute, might just be my project for the week :)

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