make your own: glitter banner

GlitterBanner8The idea for a glitter banner stemmed from a DIY that I saw on A Beautiful Mess. As soon as I came across this easy tutorial, I knew that I was going to make my own version of it. I had plans to do one for Christmas, but given that it very quickly became a very hectic season, I had to scrap it and save it for another day. Although it’s not a very manly project, I decided to create a glitter banner for Geoffrey’s birthday. I loved the results so much that I plan on displaying it year-round in The Little Barn!

This is what you’ll need to make your own banner:

GlitterBanner1Glitter foam sheet (2)
Suede lace
Scissors
Printer
Printer paper
X-acto knife
Crazy glue
Pen
Cardboard

Steps:

GlitterBanner31. Using your computer and printer, create the word of your choice on a Word Document or any free stencil software in large letters. Print. Cut out each individual letter. Set aside.

2. Lay out the glitter foam sheets so that the glitter sides are facedown. Place each letter on the back of the foam sheet, in the reverse direction. (I initially forgot to do this, and began to trace them right side up.) Then trace the letters onto the back of the glitter sheets.

3. After all of the letters are traced, begin to cut them out using an X-acto knife. Be sure to place a piece of cardboard under the sheets to avoid cutting your crafting surface.

GlitterBanner44. Once the letters have been cut out of the foam sheets, place them face down. Spell out the word that you are creating in reverse, glitter side down. Take the suede lace and string it along the top of each letter. Glue it to the back of the letter with the crazy glue.

GlitterBanner65. Once the glitter banner is dry, the last step is to hang it! Make sure to place it front and centre for all to enjoy.

GlitterBanner7GlitterBanner5Have a great day!

<3

Emory

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  1. There are countless characters now involved in the storyline and soon we are getting yet another new one to add to the list,
    this will be Neighthan Rot.

  2. Your version is great! Such a simple DIY but the effect is so glittery and looks like the perfect party decoration!

    • It’s extremely simple and yet so pretty when it’s all finished. I’m planning on making more of these, spelling out different words and phrases, of course!

  3. G

     /  01/27/2015

    This banner is great!!! Definitely the nicest birthday sign I ever had! And it was hand made :)

    It is amazing! Thank you!

    • Well if you appreciated your banner so greatly, I see it had a lot of gold throughout. Ems bday…….gold. And I don’t mean a banner. Start saving.

      • Oh you two.

        BTW I prefer diamonds, not gold.

        • Yes dahlin, but we have to set those diamonds in something……aka white gold. Platinum.

          • White gold.

            Someone was referred to your blog through mine today. However, they wouldn’t have seen anything. Start blogging!

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife, mother of two (one earthside and one with the angels), and an animal rescuer. This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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  • I was intending for this video to only be in my stories. After watching it again and again, I decided to post it in my feed as well. I wish to never forget moments like these. Remy’s typical game of asking to go in her crib only to throw everything out of it and pretend to go to sleep. Or her new one- taking her rings in with her and playing with them (after she throws everything out, of course). She makes me say every colour before going to the next one. Then she stacks them up, gets out, and shelves the toy until we have to repeat the game all over again. I let her make her messes all while trying to spend every spare minute with her. These are our days and rituals. I don’t know about you, but I certainly don’t wake up with this much energy.
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