Happy Groundhog Day! Let's welcome February with a sweet little project.
Rustic paper banners are the best. This little banner is so simple to put together and is absolutely perfect for decorating the dessert table at your next party.
-Rustic brown paper (from a grocery bag, etc.)
-Scissors or a rotary cutter
-Letters printed out on white paper
Find brown paper. The paper I used was the wrapping of a package recently shipped to my house. I love recycling and was thrilled that the paper fit my decorating color scheme.
Create a triangle+rectangle template. My sister came up with this fantastic idea. She drew the edges of a long, narrow rectangle and drew a long triangle to connect with it.
Cut out your template and trace it 6 times onto the brown paper. You may need to trace more depending on the number of letters in your banner.
Fold the rectangle over your triangle. We found that it helps greatly to create a dotted line before folding.
Print out letters. I used Microsoft Word to create my letters. There is a setting which changes the letter so that it is white on the inside and has a gray glow around the edges. Play around with settings and fonts until you find what works for you.
My letters were each size 120. Depending on the font you choose, decrease or increase the font size so that the letters will fit nicely in the triangles.
Cut out the letters.
Use a glue bottle or gluestick to attach the letters to the triangles. This is the trickiest part of the project. I recommend having an okay-to-make-a-mess surface to work on. :)
Then, place the string under the rectangle flap and staple the flap shut so that it encloses the string. Continue until all of your letters are on the banner. Make sure that they are in the correct order. ;)
Happy Groundhog Day!