Birthday Banner

Early this month, I started “pinning” all the items I was considering for Lily’s first birthday. I started a Lily’s Birthday Party Pinterest board to collect all the ideas. Then I started putting them together in a photo collage to see how they would work together as previewed in the Let the Party Planning Begin post. This week I started putting the plan into action. I created Lily’s  Birthday Banner (and my husband’s and my son’s since they have July birthday’s too).

Birthday Banner Inspiration

I started with letter’s I clipped from various magazines. The next step is to scan the letters and enlarge then. That is when I quickly realized I didn’t know what I was doing and that this would take forever. These letters are itty bitty and I had to tap a button on our scanner for each percent you want to enlarge it. After the first letter I abandoned this idea. I guess you can say I cheated. I used Microsoft Word. I selected fonts types and colors that were close to my original. I made the font size 500 and printed the letters.

I used spray adhesive to adhere the paper to a thicker scrapbook paper. Glue sticks would also work and are my preferred medium but my son left the caps off and ours were dried out. Elmer’s glue can cause bubbling with printer paper. I used spray adhesive to adhere the paper to a thicker scrapbook paper. Glue sticks would also work and are my preferred medium but my son left the caps off and ours were dried out. Elmer’s glue can cause bubbling with printer paper. Cut the excess paper and repeat these steps for all the letters. Then tape the letters to a ribbon and hang! Cut the excess paper and repeat these steps for all the letters. Then tape the letters to a ribbon and hang!

Materials Used:

  • Microsoft Office (Word or PowerPoint) or magazines
  • Scissors
  • Glue/Adhesive
  • Tape
  • Printer
  • Ribbon
  • Paper (printer paper and scrapbook paper)

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4 comments

  1. AL says:

    as someone who had to use the spray adhesive often at his old job, you have to make sure that doesnt bubble as well. make sure you basically smooth it out as you lay it down.

  2. Camille says:

    This banner turned out so cute! I love how simple it is, yet so cute! I was cracking up about how your son left the lids off the glue sticks- that is totally the story of my life! Ha ha ha! Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday- we would LOVE to have you come back tomorrow and link up more of your great posts!
    -The Six Sisters
    http://sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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