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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Paper Garland: How To

I have been wanting to make a paper garland for a long time.  When I pulled out my Valentine's Decor, I decided to try & make one for my mantel.  You can see it HERE.  I like how it turned out,  so I decided to make a Happy Birthday banner that we can put up for birthday parties.

I picked out some scrapbook paper I liked & some ribbon to coordinate.
Then I made a template for the shape of the banner...
Real fancy...huh?  It worked though!

Then I traced the template & cut out the paper.
Then I hot glued my ribbon onto the templates to create my banner.
Then I traced out my letters to spell "Happy Birthday".  
I actually got my letter templates from the dollar store....
They are the perfect size & included the whole alphabet & some numbers.
Then I just glued them on to the banner & I was done!
I'm really happy with how it turned out...


  1. Yay for finding your blog :) I need some good, crafting inspiration! We've recently moved and I'm looking for great, decorative ideas, so I'll have to stay and look at bit!

    Thanks for stopping by today and following...following you right back and thanks for cheering me on to my first 10K!

  2. Sally this is great! I can definitely use this time the next time I'm throwing a bash and in need of a garland!

  3. Oh I love this! I love the patters you used! Too cute!

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  4. It's lovely

    Thanks for the visit. Foloowing you right back
    Carolyn xx

  5. Tried following but I'm at mums and your followers don't come up on her computer. It's not you it happens on every blog when I work from here. I'll pick up your email when I get home. Remind me in a few days if I haven't done as I said I would
    Carolyn xx

  6. You did a fantastic job!!! I'm stopping by from the hop and glad I found your blog.. it's lovely :) I'm your newest GFC follower and FB fan!!!


  7. Thanks for sharing, I just might give this a try. I'm stopping by from blog hop til you drop. Hope you stop by for a visit/follow. Have a great weekend.

  8. I found you on Blog Hop Til You Drop. Come visit!

  9. fabulous! festive and happy looking!

  10. Super cute! I love how festive it is- it will work great for many birthdays to come!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West

  11. So pretty! I saw those same letters at my Dollar Tree. I may have to pick some up. Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a BEAUTIFUL place here. :-)

  12. This is pretty cool I love it! Blog hopping from blog hop. Happy weekend!

  13. This is cute! Something for me to think about for upcoming birthdays. Stopping by and following from hop til you drop!

  14. super cute!! i'm a new follower from sunday social...visit back, if you'd like.


    P.S...I have a link up on Sundays...would love if you'd join.:)

  15. this is SO cute!visiting from craftomaniac linkup!

  16. I love bunting it is always so festive and yours is perfect for many more birthdays to come, thanks for sharing, Maureen