Today I am going to continue the theme of the
Mustache Bash Party
by explaining how to make the banner.
This banner is quite simple to make but was really one
of the main pieces of our decor.
It has a lot of steps in the process however,
none are at all difficult...
You will need:
Drop cloth fabric or burlap
Black card stock
Scrapbook paper with print of choice for the flowers
Scrapbook, wrapping or other paper of choice for the pinwheels
Stapler and staples
Hot glue gun and glue
Optional tassels: 5 Fabrics of choice
Now, as I said this is quite simple to make
I did receive a little help with mine...
These ladies helped with some of the paper cutting
Thank goodness because it can be quite time consuming...
So let's get started.
Step 1: We used black card stock to draw letters for the words
we were going to spell out and then cut them
I used a package of letter stencils from
Wal-Mart for about $3 I think...
Step 2: I made a template of a flower to use.
To make the template I used a round
bowl the size I wanted it to
be. Then I used a cup to draw
around the outer edge of the circle
until I had the shape that I liked.
I then cut this out and used it as our template.
I used chalk to draw with because I could erase it easily if I didn't like one of the circles.
This is what I came up with ...
Not quite perfect but - it really did look OK when we put everything together...
Step 3: I picked a pink print scrapbook paper I had on hand for all the flowers.
Then we cut rectangles that were 5" x 5 1/2".
I glued the flower in the center of the black square.
One for each letter of the word.
Step 4: I then used Ice Stickles glitter glue by Ranger
to outline each flower.
This is my favorite glitter glue.
The tip is a very nice size on the 1oz bottle for larger lines
But, they also carry a .5 oz size that has a very
small tip for finer projects.
I used to sell this in my scrapbook store and I absolutely
love this product over all others.
I used the Crystal Ice color on this project because it nearly
dries clear but still gives that bling that little girls like so well...
Here is one done - the glitter glue is still wet in this picture.
Step 4: The pinwheels -
I am sure most of you have done this in
grade school by making fans..
You just have to carry it a little step further...
I used newsprint wrapping paper - but, I really think
book pages would have been just as cute
maybe, even cuter...
Cut 2 squares for each pinwheel
measuring 4" x 4".
Start by folding a 1/4" fold on any side of the square.
Accordion fold the entire square
until it looks like this...
Staple it in the center.
At this point you can round your ends or cut them off at
an angle to make your pinwheels a little more decorative.
We used all three ways in our decor
just to keep it interesting.
I have also seen some people use a long edge punch
punch two opposites side before folding
then accordion fold so the punched edge is the ends.
These make very decorative lacy pinwheels that
Place hot glue along the edge of one of the accordion pieces
and then glue it to another accordion piece
facing prints together.
It will look like a pleated bow tie when done...
Next, hot glue along the side from the staple out -
Bring the other end of this glued side up to meet it
hold it for a couple of seconds until it is bonded.
You will have a fan shape as above.
Do the same thing to the other side.
Now you have a pinwheel.
Step 5; Glue one pinwheel in the center of each of the flowers
on the black card stock...
I am using one picture for the next two steps...
Step 6: I cut rectangles measuring 6"x10" from drop cloth material
pulled a few strings from all sides to make them slightly frayed.
Next, I hot glued a black flower square on top of each
drop cloth square
making sure they were centered.
Then last but not least....
Step 7: I glued one of the letters to our words in the center of each pinwheel...
And here it is all put together...
I used clothespins to clip each square to a twine rope
that was draped across the
drop cloth background.
For the cloth tassels
I cut 6 each of 3/4" by 14" strips of 5 different
fabrics and tied them in the center.
I used drop cloth fabric, a pink cotton print, a black toille print,
and two kinds of lace.
Then I tied them to the banner in the center
on each end.
I love how it brought the theme together and made it look
so glitzy, girly vintage...
Such an easy project that made such a big impact
on the overall look.
Banners are so simple to make
and they make
such a statement.
Think you might try one in the future?
That's it for today - a rather long post.
Have a great rest of the day
get out there and create something you love...
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