Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Wallpaper Birthday Banner

Tutorial to make a Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Further to my less than awesome Party Ideas post earlier this week I can at least share how I made the Gold & Silver Birthday Banner.
It cost £0.00 which I was very pleased about. I already had some bits for it (ribbon, sharpie pens), hence the £0 price tag but even if you had to buy some things it still works out as a bit of a bargain!

To make it you need:
Wallpaper samples - mine were silver and gold
Sharpie pens - again silver and gold
Glue (mine is Pritt stick)
Ribbon - how much you need depends on how long your message is. You can always reuse it afterwards.
A bit of scrap card

First make a template of the "flag" shape on the scrap card:
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Place this on the back of the wallpaper and draw round in pencil. 

Just cut as many as you need, that depends on what you want to say! I ended up needing 17 flags, 9 silver and 8 gold. Here is a glimpse of the high tech way I calculated how many G (gold) and S (silver) I needed!


Then just cut them out carefully.

Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Now to decorate them. You can do whatever you like, I used my lovely 2" circle punch to cut wallpaper circles. 
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Stick them onto the flags centrally,
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
then use the Sharpies to write the letter. I also added a border to the flag and the circle.

Wallpaper Birthday Banner
I kept the letters REALLY simple, if you can do fancy calligraphy you should do that!
Cut a little slot at the top corners of each flag with a craft knife.
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Then thread the ribbon through.
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Now it's ready to hang up!
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
Wallpaper Birthday Banner
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I'll be linking up this project at all these lovely link parties, pop over for a look at loads of projects from other blogs


Julie Nyanyo
Julie Nyanyo

Hello, I'm Julie. I love making things and this is where I share my enthusiasm.

7 comments:

  1. Love the birthday banner! I have some leftover tags from my Advent Calendar that would work, too. In fact, I've got binder clips...the wheels are turning.

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    1. That's the best thing about craft blogs, finding some inspiration to go off and create your own thing.

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  2. What a cute banner with such a simple method!

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  3. Such a pretty banner! Love that it's made out of wallpaper. Very clever idea. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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  4. Such a fun banner! How creative to use wallpaper!

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  5. This is wonderful, I adore the light and sweet colors you used. Thank you for linking up at Friday Favorites!

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  6. Very cute idea, and a great way to use up old wallpaper! Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday, come again!
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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