In honor of wedding season (cheers to all you brides-to-be!), I want to share my DIY personalized celebration banner. I made this banner for one of my dearest pal’s engagement party. Her wedding colors are yellow and gray (and you all know how I feel about yellow + gray!) and I love how this DIY project lets you select specific colors depending on the occasion as well as the text that goes on the actual banner.
I love this project because it’s…
b.) you can personalize the colors
c.) you can personalize the text
I picked up most of these items at one of my very favorite paper stores in Portland, PaperSource. Here’s the supply list:
1.) String of any kind and color
2.)PaperSource 5 x5 note cards in silver (I cut them individually to the size I wanted) – $4.25 for 25 cards
3.)PaperSource 5.5 circle cards in sunshine – $6.00 for 20 cards
4.)Neutral pH adhesive (it’s the glue I used, but any glue stick/tape will do)- $5.95
5.) Hole punch tool
6.)Printed out text from via good ‘ol Microsoft Word
And now for the super simple step-by-step instructions!
1.) Type out your text and carefully select both your font and letter size for your banner. Make sure you give yourself plenty of space between each letter as you’ll need to individually cut out each letter. Print out your letters and carefully cut out each one.
2.) Place your letter on your accent color (its silver in this case) and use the pH adhesive to glue the letter to the silver note card.
3.)Next, glue the silver note card to the larger sunshine circle card.
4.) Carefully punch one hole on each side of the letter. Try to punch each hole at the same height so when you go to hang the circles they lay evenly on the string.
5.) Cut the string to the appropriate length and string the circles. Of course, remember you are spelling words when you start stringing…I was so excited to string my letters that I forgot this step, then quickly figured out I wasn’t spelling Katie + Jeremy. Ooops.
6.) Hang and enjoy!
Note to self…clean up my folded laundry before taking pictures of the mantel. I’m certainly not in love with the reflection in the fireplace screen. Anyway, one last thing. This banner works for baby showers, bachelorette parties, birthdays – any occasion really. And PaperSource honestly has every color in the book (and they ship anywhere!) so the options are endless.