We are full-swing into birthday season ’round these parts. I swear that some how, nearly every person that I know has a birthday between the months of April and June. From my kids to friends’ kids to myself hitting the big 3-0 the day after Father’s Day, there is rarely a weekend we don’t have some kind of party to attend. We just must be that popular. Ha!
I wanted to create a birthday banner that could easily be re-used for multiple occasions around my home *and* that would easily have a personal touch for each person we were celebrating. Are you ready to get started making your own?
Sometimes a momma just needs to get out and go shopping solo and that’s just what I did to get the supplies for my project. Walmart is super close to my home and never fails to have everything that I’m typically searching for.
I knew I wanted my banner to have a personal touch, but also be durable so Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers it was! Elmer’s is in the process of making their Painters Paint Markers available individually too; they just weren’t an option at my Walmart yet. Watch for those — you can choose the colors you want and not have to purchase an entire package when you may need only one and at $1.97 each, they won’t break the bank! Awesome! I also adore the Elmer’s line of scrapbooking adhesives so those went in my cart too. Elmer’s makes it easy to #ExpressYourself!
1/2 yd. burlap * Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers
ribbon * Elmer’s CraftBond Scrapbooking Tape
hot glue gun * Banner Template
card stock * scissors
Making your own banner is easy-peasy. You’ll need as many panels for your banner as the longest name you’d like to have it prepared for. Print and cut out the desired number of banner panels from the template. For the burlap panels, cut an inch outside the edge of the template so that the burlap panels are one inch larger than the paper panels. Decorate your paper panels using your Elmer’s Painters Paint Markers. It might even be fun to let the kidlets decorate them if they are old enough; I didn’t trust my 2 year old.
While the paper panels are drying, use the hot glue to secure the ribbon to the burlap panels. Make sure to run the hot glue towards the top of the ribbon. Place the paper panels under the lip of the ribbon. Use the Elmer’s CraftBond Scrapbooking Tape to secure the paper panel to the burlap panel.
Hang and enjoy!
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