I spent quite a bit of time cleaning this week (well overdue, I may add!) and while I was at it, I got out my Easter decorations. I've been in cupcake mode for Megan's upcoming birthday, and had made a couple of banners that say "Happy Birthday" when I decided I'd go through my paper stash and find some Easter papers for an Easter banner.
I've got a Cricut machine, so that made creating this a snap! I used it to cut out the squares with the scalloped edges (they are 5 1/2" inches). The patterned paper squares I cut out myself with a paper trimmer while the background squares were being cut on the Cricut. The patterned paper squares are 4 1/2", and I used a corner rounder on the corners. The letters are 2 1/2" and are the "Mickey Font" cartridge. I used 3-m foam tape to adhere the letters and chalked around the edges to give it some dimension.
To hang the banner, I put eyelets in the corner so the paper wouldn't tear. Then, I used a long piece of tulle to string them all together. (Look for spools of tulle at the dollar store or in the wedding sections of craft stores). Finally, I tied pieces of ribbon in between the letters for a fun touch.
To hang it on my mantle, I used 3-M command hooks (I have a love affair with these things - they are fantastic!). I love how cute and Spring-y it looks!
I'll post the "Happy Birthday" versions soon!