Hi, everyone, Rebecca (ReboScraps) here to share with you a little inspirational project I made. It’s been popular the last few years for people to choose a single word to focus on for the year, perhaps instead of making hard-to-keep New Year’s Resolutions. I had not done this before, but in the last days of 2012, I would say that rather than me choosing a word, the word “HOPE” chose ME, and so begins the story of my One Little Word for 2013.
In this project, I made a banner for my word so I can hang it somewhere I see it every day. If you want to make a similar project, here’s what you will need.
- Banners [hybrid templates] by Girl Boy Girl Designs by Jen Balding
- Almost Spring Kit by Etc by Danyale – I picked this kit because I love the color red and it will match the room where I will hang my project.
- Fonts of your choice (more information about the fonts I selected is below!)
- 3-5 feet (1-1.5 meters) of ribbon
- Scissors or a cutting machine
- Hole punch
- For my project, I mixed and matched papers, fonts and banners shapes from the set so each banner was different. There are seven different banner shapes in the template set, and I chose 4 of them for my project.
Then, I just started adding papers and playing around with fonts until I found a combination I liked for each one. At the top of each one, I used a strip of one of the papers for all four banners, which helps to tie the whole project together.
If you are a fan of fonts like me, here’s the the detail on which fonts I used:
- H – Brannboll
- O – Rebekah’s Birthday
- P – LD Petticoat Twist
- E – Tangerine
For printing, I saved each banner as a PNG file, then added those to an 8.5×11 inch canvas for easy printing.
After printing, I simply cut the banners out. I just use regular scissors, although the Banners [hybrid templates] do include cutting files for those of you who can use those. I added a flower and brad to the “O” banner. I punched holes in the top, and then strung the banners on to a ribbon. I used adhesive on the back to stick the banner to the ribbon so the individual pieces won’t slide together when it’s hung.
Then, hang it up and enjoy!
Banners are a great idea to inspire you, and of course are fun for birthdays or any other special occasion. This template makes it easy and fun to put one together!
Other Articles by ReboScraps:
- 40 Rocks! Birthday Gift - with Free Printable! - June 20th, 2013
- Travel Journal - February 19th, 2013
- Paper Roses Ornament - January 23rd, 2013
- Candle Wrappers - December 13th, 2012
- Holiday Place Cards and Napkin Rings - November 16th, 2012