I made this banner as a present for one of my cousins for her birthday. It was actually pretty easy, although it did take some time. It turned out to be a beautiful, approximately 6 foot long banner. You probably have most if not all the supplies need for this pretty lil’ garland –
- Pretty scrapbook paper in 5 different patterns (I used two pinks and three neutral colors)
- Cardstock paper or something stiff for triangle template
- Jute twine or similar string for hanging
- Single-hole puncher
- First you need to make your template. Don’t get freaked out here but… it does involve a little bit of math. Just a tiny bit. And it’s really easy. This is what I did for my template: Mark a line 5 inches long. Make another mark in the middle of that line. (Here comes the math, guys: 2.5 is half of 5, so make a dot 2.5 inches from the end of the 5 inch line.) Now make a line 5 inches down from the middle-mark. Connect the dots from each end of the top horizontal line to the bottom of the vertical line. Like so:
- Cut out the template.
- Using the template, trace three triangles on the back of each of the five sheets of scrapbook paper. Cut out the triangles.
- Use a hole punch to punch to holes in the two top corners of each triangle. It works well to do the first triangle, then put another triangle behind it, line it up, and punch through the holes you just made so all the holes will line up. Now you can arrange them in whatever pattern you like.
- Time to string them all up! You can string them two ways, so choose the one that looks best to you. Leave about 10 inches of string extra on the front and end of the banner for tying.
- To tie the knots, bring the end of the string back through the nearest hole, making a loop. Turn the triangle over and just tie a knot around the loop to make this:
- And you are done!