I knew the basic concept of how these were put together. But, I wanted some pointers on a way that would make them cut up quickly and efficiently. I found this blog post that gave wonderful directions on how to cut out, and even sew together your own personal banner.
While I do like the simplicity, and the look of the banners, I did want something with a more finished look, and a little bit of a personal touch. Here is what I made.
As you can see, I decided to put the word 'celebrate' across it, and I finished the edges instead of leaving them undone. I don't know, maybe it is just me, but I prefer a finished look to the unfinished. =)
For the lettering I used freezer paper stenciling. It was only my second time to use this method, so it certainly isn't perfect but it did turn out wonderfully. At least I think so!
I am going to share with you my step by step process of doing the freezer paper stenciling and finishing the edges. For a complete tutorial on cutting the pennants for the banner please either visit the above mentioned blog, or any of the other great ones out there! ;)
Speaking from experience, make sure you have enough bias on the ends of the banner so that you can tie it securely to a tree, or post, or whatever you may be tying it to! My ends were a bit short for the 2 trees I tied it to at a baby shower last week. Oops! It all worked out though. =)
Have a blessed day friends!