Wednesday, February 24, 2016

How to Make a Simple Easter Banner



Do you need an easy, last minute Easter decoration? This Easter decor craft is super easy and took less than half an hour to put together! It was the perfect addition to our Easter mantle decor above our fireplace. Also, because you only need a few small pieces of each type of cardstock, this is a great way to use up paper scraps from scrapbooking or card making if you have them!


Supplies

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Directions

Step 1: Cut out banners
Use my FREE PRINTABLE TEMPLATE <<< Click here to get it! to cut out a banner template. Mine measured 3" x 3.75", with a notch cut out at the bottom.

Use the template to trace banner shapes onto the back of your cardstock. I ended up needing only 16 pieces total, but you should measure your space to see how many you will need. 

Cut out the banner shapes with scissors.


Step 2: Pin up
Cut a piece of baker's twine to fit the size of the area where you will hang your banner (leave some extra length on each end for hanging).

Arrange your banners in the order you like them. I used this as an opportunity to work on patterns with my five year old and let him choose the order. You could also mix them up and do random colors!

Lay the banner pieces face down and run the baker's twine across the top of the banners. Clip the banners to the baker's twine with mini clothespins.

Step 3: Hang it up!
One of the great things about this craft is there is no glue to wait to dry. You can hang it up right away! I hung mine on the mirror above my fireplace mantle. I also hung a piece of pom-pom trim that I picked up in the novelty ribbon section of Jo-Ann's above it.

(do you like that frame on the far left? Learn how to make it here!)




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Carissa is a lifelong crafter and DIY enthusiast. A green lifestyle expert, she often incorporates recycled elements into her designs and chooses non-toxic supplies whenever possible. She believes that living a greener lifestyle doesn't have to be drab and boring but can beautiful, tasty and fun!
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