Noel Banner Tutorial
Christmas banners are so beautiful. And there are so many out there. I signed up for Karla's Romantic White Christmas Class. She and Beth have so many awesome ideas and techniques!
Using a couple of their techniques, they used on other projects, I've been making some Christmas banners. So I thought maybe you would like to see how I did this.
You will need:
Sheet Music or any other paper you would like to use.
Chipboard glitter letters (I used twinkle type)
Glue (fast dry and/or a glue gun)
A paper/craft cutter
Ribbon or tulle to attach your letters to
I started by taking sheet music and cutting it to 8" wide x 11" long. I then cut this sheet into 4" wide x 11" long. Each page will give you 4 strips. 4 strips will make one fan circle.
Take the strips bend them back and forth to make a fan pattern.
After you have folded all the strips glue 2 of them together overlapping the ends.
Now take the two strips you have connected and you are going to glue the base and fold the fanned edges together.
When you are done it should look like this...
Now take 2 of the folded glued pieces and overlap the edges like you did before you started gluing, overlapping. When dry, lay it out and you now have your fan circle.
Now do the other strips and put all your circles aside.
Next I took another music sheet and found a glass rim smaller than the fan circle but larger than the 2 1/2" letters I am using. I drew a circle around each one in pencil on the side I didn't want to show.
To cut my circles out I used the pencil circle as a guide, and used decorative scissors to cut the circle out. Cut your four circles out and set aside.
Now for the fun... get your glitter ready. At this point I used Scotch fast dry glue and lined the edge of the circle, doing about a quarter of each circle at a time working all the way around.
Sprinkle your glitter over the glue, then tap, tap, tap, the excess off. Continue around until the entire edge of your circle is glittered. Put it aside to dry and do the others.
When all glittered circles are dry, align one glittered letter in the center of each circle. Make sure you music sheet lines are going the same way. For this step it was back to the glue gun.
Now using your glue gun align your circles with your letters up on the fanned circles and glue in place.
If you are having problems with the fan laying flat put a cup over it to weigh it down till it dries. (Thanks Karla and Beth for the tip!)
When your letters are all ready, use the ribbon you have chosen. Line your letters up and glue them to the ribbon.
Hang and enjoy!
Have a Wonderful Day!