For the fourth installment in the 'Make It Easy: Etsy Educationals' series, my tutorial will demonstrate how to create a 'Happy Birthday' banner using scrapbook paper and ribbon.
After making several fabric banners recently, I thought I'd give a paper one a try. Although not a creator, I am a fan of scrapbooking and always love the 'shabby chic' banners I come across on various websites and stores, so I thought I'd give one a go myself. With the help of this tutorial from Katydid & Kid, I created my Happy Birthday banner over a couple of days. I am quite pleased with the finished result and it wasn't too difficult to make. I hope you enjoy making your banner as much as I enjoyed creating my own!
You will need:
Various scrapbook papers
Circle cutter or item to use as template
|Drawing and cutting out the circles|
|Inking circle edges - before & after|
|My chosen font 'Candy Inc'|
|Inked circle with letter|
|All ribboned up!|
6. Thread the ribbon through the holes of each circle, making sure to thread the letters in the right order. My ribbon was quite wide so I had to be careful that as it folded over when I threaded it through it didn't twist up. Space out the circles evenly along your ribbon.
7. Your banner is ready to be hung proudly to celebrate your special occasion!
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