I’d like to share a banner that I made this past weekend for a birthday gift. My girlfriend prepared an amazing “Very Hungry Caterpillar” birthday party for her two year old and this is a banner I made for the party (and to hang on his wall afterward).
The theme was super specific and there are many colors/patterns to go with this cute children’s book. I choose to keep the banner simple so that it could live on longer as room décor.
I’ve been wanting to try out the Echo Park Dots & Stripes papers for a while and they were perfect for this project. This line has so many options and can go with many collections, I kept it to just the dots & stripes and didn’t add any other patterns.
The triangle banner flags are 6 inches wide by 7 inches in height (same size I did for Gavin’s birthday banner). It’s a good medium size, not too big and not too small.
This time I wanted to try something new for the letters so I made them on my computer. I created a circle template in word and put the letters inside a 2.65 inch circle (with a border). I printed them on cardstock and then punched them out with a 2.75 circle punch. The computer gives you flexibility to use whatever font you choose and freedom for the size of the letters too.
I stapled the flags to the yellow ribbon and then put a thin red ribbon on the front of the flags to hide the staples. I love how quickly this banner came together! I did it all in one night and now that I’ve made a few of them they are so quick.
Here’s how it looked at the party. I also made a “Happy Birthday” portion that they hung going aside the big flight of stairs. It was a great place to hang this long birthday banner.
If I get permission from the creative party host, I’d love to share some photos of all the fun food items from the Hungry Caterpillar party. It was well thought out and I think you’d all enjoy seeing the event. R&A-Happy Birthday to your sweet two year old!
Stay tuned…..later this week I am participating in my first ever blog hop with one of my favorite scrapbook blogs and I can’t wait to share the projects I’ve made!
Supplies: blue, red, green pattern paper-Echo Park (Metropolitan Dots and Stripes collection), yellow pattern paper- Echo Park (Candy Shoppe Dots and Stripes Collection Lemon Drop), EK Success 2.75 circle punch, Ribbon-various, Word template to make the circles with letters.