How to Make a Scrapbook Banner

Overview

Many craft projects can be made with scrapbooking supplies other than scrapbooks and homemade cards. Scrapbooking supplies are also good material for party or event banners. The wide range of supplies available allows you to make a banner that is a true reflection of your personal taste and the event you are designing it for.

Step 1

Measure and cut as many triangles out of thin chipboard. Cut one triangle for each letter in your banner. The triangles should be 4 inches across the top and have 6-inch sides that come to a point directly below the midpoint of the top edge.

Step 2

Trace the triangles onto your pieces of scrapbook paper so a piece of paper covers each chipboard triangle. Cut out the triangles of scrapbook paper.

Step 3

Pour glitter onto a paper plate. Cover the front of one chipboard letter at a time with decoupage and then dip the front of the letter into glitter. Set the letters aside to dry.

Step 4

Trim your pictures down so they fit onto the triangles. Cut them in different shapes or just cut them into strips that will fit across the triangles.

Step 5

Use double sided tape to tape down the scrapbook paper on top of the chipboard triangles. Attach the pictures to the triangles with tape.

Step 6

Add embellishments to the triangles as you see fit. Buttons, rhinestones, paper flowers or ribbon are among the things that can dress them up.

Step 7

Attach foam dots to the backs of the dried chipboard letters and then attach the letters to the triangles.

Step 8

Punch a hole in each upper corner of the triangles.

Step 9

Use short lengths of ribbon, about 6 inches long, to tie the triangles together through the holes you punched. The letters must be in the right order. Tie them together with bows or just knots and trim any excess ribbon.

Step 10

Tie a 2 foot length of ribbon through the last hole on each end of the banner. Trim any extra ribbon that you don't want hanging from the end of the banner.

Things You'll Need

  • Thin chip board
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Coordinating scrapbook paper
  • Double sided tape
  • Decoupage
  • Foam brush
  • Chipboard letters
  • Glitter
  • Paper plate
  • Pictures
  • Coordinating embellishments
  • Foam dots
  • Hole punch
  • Coordinating ribbon
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About this Author

Based in Ypsilanti, Mich., Ainsley Patterson has been a freelance writer since 2007. Her articles appear on websites such as eHow and Travels. She especially enjoys utilizing her more than 10 years of craft and sewing experience to write tutorials. Patterson is working on her bachelor's degree in liberal arts at the University of Michigan.

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