Monday, February 16, 2015

DIY Happy Birthday Banner

One way or another, you got led here because something inspired you. Pinterest and Instagram inspired me to come up with a Happy Birthday Banner for my baby girls 1st Birthday among other things posted here. I'm a visual person, so I hope these pictures and information helps. It is very simple so don't fear!! Also, to learn how to make the tissue paper tassels there are TONS of tutorials on Pinterest. It was my first time making them and they didn't come out too shabby. :)

 Materials Needed:

The gold glitter letters are fro Jo-Ann's, they are the Sticko Regular X Large Black Glitter Futura Alphabet Sticker. If you want to get fancy and have your own unique font, you can use glitter paper instead to print on. 

The gold metallic ribbon is from Walmart. But of course, use the ribbon color/size of your choice.

So the only thing you need to do is:
1. Tape the letters to the string/ribbon
2. Decide how spaced out your letters need to be
3. Make tissue paper tassels

 Here is a close up of how the letters are on the ribbon, I used one sided tape, it would be so much easier if you used double sided tape! But you don't need much at all! The letters that I used are stickers, but it didn't really matter to me because I just wanted gold glitter letters. I did try to stick them to white card stock, then cut out the letters out one by one so the back wouldn't be "sticky" but it was too time consuming, and plus the letters weren't very sticky to begin with.

 And here is the complete look, very simple and the perfect backdrop for my baby girls smash cake session. (The tassel that is stuck on the letters is bugging me! I noticed it too late before I could retake the pic.)

Thanks for reading! :)

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