DIY: Summertime Birthday Banner

This past weekend was my Grandpa's 91st birthday. Since my Silhouette decided to start tearing everything, I was forced to make this whole banner by hand. Totally worth it though. 

I started by printing out the letters in Microsoft Word and cut them out with an X-ACTO knife. Then, I flipped the letters face down on the back of the scrapbook paper, traced them, then cut them out again by hand.

To make the rectangle pieces, I traced a picture frame and cut them out individually.

Since the banner looked pretty plain with just letters on paper, I decided to trace an embroidery hoop to make perfect circles out of brown wrapping paper. I attached the circles to the banner using a glue stick. The circles became really wrinkled, so I used my Silhouette tool to push out the wrinkles. You could use a credit card to do this as well. 

Finally, I just used a ruler to measure out where I wanted to punch the two holes at the top. Run some twine or ribbon through the holes and you're done! 

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