I am a huge fan of these personalized birthday banners! My banner would read “Ryan is one” I bought extra supplies and letters in order to be able to spell out his ages up to age ten.
- Craft paper
- small clothespins or brads or paperclips or…some sort of fastening device! :)
- Chipboard letters
- coordinating paint (optional)
First I figured out my scheme. Ryan was having a “Teddy Bear Picnic” however I was tired of the checkered blanket idea and wanted something that I could use again for his following birthdays. I found this great tree pattern craft paper and decided on a brown cardstock background for it.
I cut 9 pennants in each color. The brown measured 1 inch larger than the patterned paper. My dimensions coordinated with the size of chipboard letters I found. You can adjust yours to fit what you can find or your size preferences.
Note: If you choose a patterned craft paper like I did, make sure you account for the direction of the pattern. I thought I could use 12 x 12 size so I could get 2 pennants per sheet of craft paper, however then half of them would have an upside down pattern. I had to make a trip back for more paper.
I simply glued the tree patterned craft paper onto the brown cardstock making sure to get the points of the triangle sealed down. I then painted the chipboard letters a shade of brown to match the card stock and when dry, glued onto the pennants. I chose smaller sized letters for the word ‘is’ and put both letters on one flag.
I chose to hang the individual pennants on a length of brown ribbon that I picked up in the $1 bin, and to secure the pennants to the ribbon with these teensy little clothes pins that I found to be absolutely adorable in Hobby Lobby.
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