I used 12 different patterns of paper across the pennants (18 total triangles).
I love that I had the opportunity to use so many of the different patterns at once. The patterns really make quite a statement when you see them all together for one presentation.
I alternated the big patterns (lots of colors) with the smaller ones (single colors) to let each piece shine.
The pennant pattern you see here on the “G” pennant below was a big source of inspiration for this banner and made me decide to use this shape for the paper.
Below is a close up of the yellow ribbon that is on the top of the banners. It’s a beautiful elastic ribbon with a ruffle on the bottom half. Due to the elasticity it wouldn’t stay put with the tacky tape by itself so I had to hand stitch across the top of the yellow ribbon onto each pennant. A staple would have worked too but I didn’t have a yellow or white staple. I did use a silver staple to attach the banner paper pieces with the navy ribbon that goes across the back, holding the entire thing together.
I hand cut the triangles and made them larger than I did for Matthew’s banner.
- 7 inches wide (across the top)
- 6 inches in height
- navy cardstock letters are 3 inch upper/lowercase
I put “Happy Birthday” together on one string because I like how it looks when it’s long enough to fill the entire wall. I kept Gavin on a separate string so that we can hang this in is room after the party.
Banners are so easy/fast to make, I encourage you to make one for your next celebration! It’s a great way to get excited about an event and remember the special moment once it’s passed.
Supplies: pattern paper-BasicGrey, navy ribbon, yellow ruffled ribbon, Terrifically Tacky Tape-Provo Craft, staples, Navy Cardstock-Bazzil, letters-three inch die cuts, glue dots