Monday, 29 September 2014

Party Decorations Part 1: How To Make A Diy Party Banner

Diy party banner tutorial

Hello lovelies! So, on Sunday it will be my little boy's second birthday! I thought that I would do something a little different and make his party a bit more personal and I'm so excited. As this week is the run up to his party, I will be posting a range of party decoration tutorials as I go! I haven't made any party decorations before but I'm finding it really fun. Here's my first tutorial of the week, a DIY party banner!


You will need: coloured card, white paper, scissors, pencil/pen, a circular item to draw around (I used a sellotape roll), ink and stamps (optional) and a needle and thread.

Diy party banner tutorial

Firstly, take a sheet of coloured card. Choose whatever colour suits your theme. I laid the sellotape roll on the card and drew around the outer circle. You can adjust this to the size that you like. I wanted to spell out the words happy birthday therefore I needed thirteen circles. Repeat this until you have the correct amount of circles for the word or phrase you are spelling out. 


Diy party banner tutorial

Next find your white paper and repeat the last stage but with a smaller circle. For this part I used the inner circle of the sellotape roll. Just have a play around with household items and see what size you like.

Diy party banner tutorial

After you have all your cut outs, glue your white circles onto the larger circles. I decided to use stamps to decorate my banner (I can't resist a stamping opportunity).

Diy party banner tutorial

I chose a simple bunting stamp to decorate my circles and I'm quite pleased with the results. 


I found this part the most difficult. I don't know why, I've obviously been writing since primary school but there is a lot of pressure to draw the letters properly. I could have printed letters to stick on beforehand but I thought it would be more personal to write it myself so this is how it ended up!


Diy party banner tutorial

Finally, grab your needle and thread. I sewed my thread up and down through each circle leaving excess at each end. This allows you to hang your banner up. Now you have yourself a home made banner! 

These can be used for any type of party or celebration and are great if you have to plan a last minute party. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial. Check back for part two soon!

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