First I bought a pack of brightly colored card stock paper. I drew out a triangle the size I wanted and I traced it on the back of the paper (on the white side).
Then I cut out all my triangles.
I also bought a stencil for letters and used stamp pads my mom had in stock instead of paint to apply the letters to the triangles.
|stencil laid over a triangle|
|ink pads that I used instead of paint|
When I had one letter per triangle and had spelled out Happy Birthday Olivia Rose I laid all my triangles on the table in the order they were going in and got some ribbon (also in my mom's stock) and a stapler.
I stapled the triangles onto the ribbon, making sure to leave enough ribbon on the ends to tie it up and separations between the words so that they don't run together.
|stapled onto the ribbon|
if I were to do this again
I would staple the ribbon to
the front instead of the back
I made it over several days, but it really isn't a very time consuming project and it looks super cute when it's done!