How to Make an Easy Party Banner – Tutorial

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This Tutorial includes products provided for review by Hot Off the Press – PaperWishes.com

For this cute banner, I used the Grapefruit Collection and the Build a Banner Template from Hot Off the Press. I can see myself using this template a lot! There are so many banner sizes and styles on this one template, and it’s very straightforward and easy to use.

What you’ll need:

  • Build a Banner Template
  • Patterned paper
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Optional: sewing machine
  • Glue
  • String or ribbon
  • Optional: inks and distressing tool

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1. Trace your desired template onto your patterned paper. I only used about 4 sheets of paper for this entire banner! I traced and cut out 10 medium triangle banners and 10 small triangle banners.

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2. Cut out all your banners

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3. I inked all my larger sized banners with Jumbo Java chalk ink.

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4. For the smaller banners, I wanted them to look distressed so I ran my distressing tool along all the edges.

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5. Next I got out my sewing machine and I sewed a small size banner onto a larger sized one. I simply LOVE to incorporate sewing into my paper crafts. I love the look and also how easy it is!

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6. Once each large banner had a small one sewed onto it, I sewed each banner together in a strip. I left about an inch between each, and enough thread on either end to make a loop (so it can be hung afterwards).

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About Jessica Acs

Originally from Victoria BC, Canada, I'm now living in Chicago IL. I mostly just make mini albums now, and I’m the author of Memory Makers Book: “Outstanding Mini Albums”, 2009. I am a Certified Ranger Educator and I previously taught classes in Vancouver BC, as well as at Scrapbooking Conventions around the USA. I'm also an Exotic Animal Trainer/ Wildlife Educator and with my husband we do educational live animal shows for schools, parties and events. We literally have a small zoo at our home, with over 70 different animals. To add even more excitement to our lives, we recently became new parents when we welcomed our baby girl, Ava, in July 2012. As well as here at Homeketeers, I can be found over on my other 2 sites: www.jessicaacs.com and www.outstandingminialbums.com

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