Believe it or not, I don’t exactly consider myself a very crafty person. My husband would disagree, of course, but it’s never really been my thing. Every once in a while, though, I bury myself in craft supplies and get a little crazy. Sometimes things turn out, sometimes they don’t. This time, they did!
These cute little banners are itty bitty, which makes them all the more irresistible. But you can make them any size you want. For the paper, I used some straw toppers I found at Hobby Lobby, but there are plenty of options you could use. You can find legit banner cutouts, or hole punches that make this shape, or you could even freehand it! And triangles would work just as well.
Here’s what you need:
- Paper banner cutouts (see above)
- Acrylic paint
- Paint brushes
- Alphabet stickers or cutouts
- Glue (preferably hot glue)
Start off by painting your paper. You can jazz it up as much as you want! I like the combo of solid/polka dots, but you can really do anything. Heck, you don’t even have to paint them at all, if you don’t want to!
Once the paint is dry, add your stickers, making sure they line up properly. If stickers aren’t your thing, you could use punched out letters, or use a Cricut/Silhouette machine to cut them out.
Snip off the tops of the papers, if needed.
Finally, just glue the papers to the twine. I started off using Elmer’s glue, then realized how ridiculous that was, and switched to a hot glue gun. Be sure to use the cool setting if you have it, and make sure you’re glueing them on in the right order 😉
As my little monkeys would say, “Ta-Daaaa!” A beautiful paper banner, with about 15 minutes of work. Not too shabby!