I made this banner for the door to my new baby's room. As I was preparing his room, I found some old wooden puzzles that my older kids used. However, there were a few pieces missing on the alphabet puzzle. I didn't want to just throw it away and that's when inspiration struck. Using papers from Scrapbook Outlet Online, I was able to make a decor item that is not only inexpensive, but is cute, fast to make, and matches perfectly with the colors of his room. Don't know what to do with the leftovers? Quickly cover a wooden word with the scraps to display elsewhere in the room.
Hyland Baby Banner and Wooden Baby Word
by Jessica Summers
Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers "Frenzy"- Glee ,Joy ,Mania, Rapture and Trance.
Chipboard: American Crafts
Ribbon: We R Memory Keepers "Heart Attack," American Crafts, Making Memories
Punch: Fiskars Border Punch Effervenscence
Miscellaneous: glue dots, Wooden Alphabet Puzzle Pieces, Crop-a-Dile
1. First make a template for your banner. The cardstock triangle should measure 4.25" (10,8 cm) along the top and 5" (12,7 cm) on the sides. The patterned paper triangles should measure 3.75" (9,5 cm) along the top and 4.5" (11,4 cm) along the sides.
2. Adhere the patterned paper on top of the cardstock. Outline with a black pen.
3. Using the Fiskars Border Punch, punch a border out of matching cardstock. Cut the strip from the cardstock, leaving about half an inch (1,3 cm) allowance. Adhere on the back so that only the decorative border is showing. Do this to all three sides of your triangle.
4. The rosettes are easy to make. Cut a 1" x 12" (2,5 cm x 30,5 cm) strip from patterned paper. Make a small accordian fold along the length of the strip (like your folding a fan). Glue one end to the other end, making sure to match up the folds. When you do this, your shape will be a cylander. Match up the top of your cylander and push down to form your rosette. Once you have your flower, adhere a small piece of cardstock to the middle of the flower on the back side. This will help retain it's shape.
5. Adhere your alphabet to the center of each rosette. Adhere rosette to banner.
6. Adhere ribbon to the top of each triangle.
7. Punch a hole in the corner of each triangle. Using ribbon, tie a knot to string together your banner.
8. Display with pride. :)
Welcome to the world, Hyland Summers!