Whether it’s a banner that announces that this room belongs to you or a banner that reflects a holiday or season, personalized banners are a fun way to decorate. You can select colors that match a room or a person’s personality.
My sister made the gorgeous name banner shown above for my daughter’s room. I’m going to make one just like it that says SPRING to hang in our living room.
Banners like this are easy to put together when you have a Big Shot! You’ll want to lay out your banner as you create it and keep the following tips in mind:
- Start by counting how many letters your word has. If your banner will include more than one word you’ll want to add a blank square in to separate the words.
- What will you use for the base of your banner letters? Select a shape (scallop square here) and decide if you want all of the squares to be the same color or how you will alternate different colors. Then cut and lay out all your base banner pieces.
- Cut out letters in the colors of your choice and lay them out on the banner. Do you want to back them with something to make them pop out more? A die-cut shape, a doily, a square… the possibilities are endless!
- Add ribbon. Punch holes (two on each letter piece usually works the best) and string onto a long piece of ribbon.
- Embellish. Add more ribbon pieces, punched or die-cut pieces, stamped images, buttons, brads… whatever you have that will enhance your banner.
The letters on these banners were cut using the Big Shot and an alphabet die set that is no longer available. If you (or a friend) don’t have it, I’m sure you can find another way to cut letters – these are 2″ high.
For most of the banners that I’ve made, I’ve used the Scallop Square die as the base for each letter, but my sister mixed it up and used ovals for this Happy Easter banner…
You can see the detail that makes the ovals look like eggs…