dots & stripes pennant banner

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 


8 thoughts on “dots & stripes pennant banner

    • Hi Kyetra, Thank you! The ribbon on the front adds a nice touch and a new color/pattern. I used that double sided tape to stick the red ribbon on and it works really well. The staples are great cause they made it sturdy.

  1. What a beautiful banner!! I’m sure your friend loved it and hopefully we get to see some more photos of the hungry catepiller party! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting as well!

    • Oh Thank you Van! Yes, I’ll be doing the post soon. Thanks for coming over. 🙂 Doing parties themed around children’s books is such a great idea. I’ll have to try it sometime too!

  2. Pingback: Very Hungry Caterpillar Party | Laurel Lane

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