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Thursday, May 15, 2014

How to Make a Paper Penant Banner

For Olivia's Boston Terrier Dog Park 1st Birthday Party I made a paper penant Happy Birthday banner. I got the idea from something I saw on Pinterest and I wanted to share how to make one.

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!

Thoughtless Thursday


  1. WoW! That's so cool! I never really thought about making one of those before! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking up with us!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    1. yeah i hadn't either but i thought it would be cute for olivia's party!

  2. What a great way to make a banner. Thanks for sharing. I also notice you are on Etsy. Me too. I'll be going over there to check out your shop next.

  3. Olivia you and your human are just so crafty! Love it.

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    1. well... sometimes... it sorta comes on in spurts lol