Our Mini Family: DIY Paper Pennant Banner


Mar 28, 2012

DIY Paper Pennant Banner



Materials:
  • Scrapbooking paper
  • Ribbon
  • Crafting Scissors
  • Stencil
  • Paper Cutter (unless of course you can cut straight lines!)
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Pen or Pencil
  • Ruler

My cousin, Liz, is having her first baby this upcoming May! YAY! I am so excited to be taking her maternity photos on Easter!!! I decided I wanted to hand make one of the props we can use in both her maternity photo session, as well as her newborn photo session I will be doing! I opted for a cute, fun paper pennant banner!

Their son's name is Frank, but they will be calling him Gus! 
How cute is that for a baby name?! Baby Gus!

I fell in love with this lettering! I decided it would be perfect to use to outline the letters!

So this process was super simple! I did some quick, easy measurements to decide how big I wanted to make the pennant. I used the block letters as a guide, to see how much room I would be left with. I didn't want to make the pennants HUGE, but big enough.


This paper cutter is affordable and works wonders! 

This is my sample pennant I made as a guide. I lined it up with the scrapbook paper and then a quick, three cuts later: BAM! You've got yourself a paper pennant!

All I needed was a paper clip! Haha!

I really loved the way these patterns worked with one another. I stood in Micheal's for about 2 seconds before they both just jumped out at me!



The outlining was super easy, and my one recommendation with this is that you buy yourself a good, reliable pair of crafting scissors! You definitely get better results!


After that, I used my mini hot glue gun to attach the pennants to the ribbon. 
Ta-da!

Funny thing is, I realized I didn't have anywhere left in the apartment really with a lot of empty wall space. When I went to take these pictures, it was too late to take them outside and I had to clear room behind Adam's desk to just hang these to show you how they came out! Good thing I've done a great job at keeping the walls decorated!

4 comments :

  1. It turned out so cute! I love the colors you picked. Baby Gus is a cute name!

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  2. How cute! I can't wait to make one too!

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  3. Super cute and super easy, thanks for sharing!

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  4. Cute! What a great gift this will be when you are done with the photo shoots, too.

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