Sunday, February 28, 2010

A First For Me

I've never decorated for St. Patty's day. That ended over the weekend when I put up this banner. I wanted to share how I made the banners from my mother in law's party here. I figured I might as well make something festive while I was at it.
These banners are super simple. It only took me about 20 minutes to make this one.
*No cricut was used in the making of this banner.

Here is how I made them:

First I cut large circles from card stock, one for each letter (mine are 4-1/2").
Then I cut circles the same size from tissue paper ( I had four layers of tissue paper).
Finally I cut and a third circle a couple inches smaller with a letter printed on it.
(I printed the letters on the card stock first then cut them out).
* I used a circle cutter to make it go fast, but you can trace bowls and such.

Scrunch all your tissue paper circles up into a ball, then smooth it out again into a flat circle.
Next I put applied glue to my first layer.
Then I placed my tissue paper on top and twisted the middle into a spiral. I did this by pinching the middle and twisting the paper. You don't need to glue each layer of tissue paper down twisting the paper will hold it all together.
I glued the top circle into place. I cut slits with a razor blade on each side, about an inch in from the sides. Then I strung ribbon through each slit.
That's it!

Here is a list of parties I link to.



Christine said...

cute I love it!

Charity said...

Cuteness I am going to have to sit St. Pat's day out. It makes me sad because green is one of my favorite colors and I think it would be a chance to do some classy stuff like your banner and not the cheesey stuff the stores sell. I have three family B-day's including my own and a wedding I am doing all this month, so no St Pat's day decor for me. But I will be making notes for next year and you can bet your banner is going in the notes.

Cha Cha

Oh I love that you didn't need a Circut to make it, your statement made me laugh, but thank goodness so many things can be done without one.

Erin said...

that is so so cute!
i am not sure if i will decorate this year... i usually do but i am just not feeling it right now.

Jennifer said...

Thank you for showing a project for us poor Cricut-less women. This is SOOO cute! I love the tissue paper layer, makes it really adorable :)

Laura said...

This is so cute! I made a wreath this year, but might have to try this for next year. I love St. Patrick's Day and I'm so glad today is March!

Cindi said...

I love green! This is so simple yet so adorable. Tanks for sharing.

Christy & the Boys said...

Way cute and am glad to see that you did it with out the circut...those things are expensive and I'm of the mind to do it, love it! Great job.

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Hey Kalleen!
Very cute banner! looks great on your white mantle. Thanks for joining the party!
take care and good luck in sytyc :)

Jen @ said...

What a cute banner. So festive and fun!

Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!


michelle@somedaycrafts said...

I've yet to make a banner, but this makes me want to do it! REally cute!

Rebecca D said...

I love this so much I linked up to it in my Five Favorites Friday post. I hope you don't mind.


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