So, my blog advisers (aka, my sisters) suggested that I needed a "real" tutorial to help round out my post line-up. The unanimous vote was for a pennant banner, which I'll be honest: I kind of thought it was no-tutorial necessary. But they disagree. So here it is-a ridiculously easy DIY!
-cardstock/scrapbook paper/ construction paper/ foam sheets (that's what I'm using)
-a hot glue gun (or you could use tape if you're desperate, or sew it on a machine if you are talented!)
-washi tape (this is totally unnecessary, but I like it for embellishments, as this is a low-key banner)
Start by measuring to the center of the bottom of your triangle, on the "short" side of your rectangle. You want to mark your halfway point with a dot. I measured to 2 inches and marked that.
Keep cutting until you have the desired number of triangles. You can do the math-each triangle is 4 inches at the top, and divide it into the number of feet you want. Or you can throw some ribbon up to measure that way. Or you can just wing it. I'll let you guess my preferred method!
The easiest way to attach them to the ribbon that I have found is to run a line of glue across the *very* top of your triangle (especially if your ribbon is thin, like mine), and then flip them over and stick them to the ribbon. You can leave spaces in between, I chose not to this time, I placed them right next to each other.
I have two more little garlands to share with you tomorrow-if you are bored by the basics. But don't forget that there are so many ways you can change this to fit your party. You can:
-make it larger
-put letters on it
-add designs with more scrapbook paper or stickers
-put bows on the end, or felt flowers
-make it smaller, to top a cake
-use it on a wall
-use it on a table
-put it on a bookshelf
-change up the size of the triangles on the same garland (use both skinny, wide, large and small triangles)
-put it over a fireplace
-use felt or fabric to make it a keepsake
Knowing how to make these is like knowing how to bake a chocolate cake-its a party classic that will always serve you well!
This is Day 22 of "31 Days of Perfect Party Planning". See the rest of the series here.
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