Sometimes I am lucky enough to be a part of something big…something exciting…something fun… Things like this fun conference, or a new birthday idea for my all time favorite eight-year-old… Today, I am up to something REALLY special. It’s actually a first for me. I am joining 110 other bloggers to bring you a fun patriotic idea for the Fourth of July. You read it right. That’s 110 freshy-fresh ideas. Woot! Woot! I am sharing a fun handmade paper patriotic banner with you.
Handmade Paper Patriotic Banner
Simple triangles are so easy to work with whether you’re cutting them by hand, or you have an electronic cutting machine.
I love vintage-looking dictionary page banners, but I wanted to add some dimension. I pulled out this fun American Crafts brayer set that I picked up nearly six months ago to add some colored stripes and dimension.
Along with my dictionary pages, I knew that I wanted to use some paper doilies. I think they’re so fun, but they’re feminine enough I don’t get to use them often in a house full of boys.
I couldn’t leave well enough alone and decided to edge the doilies with a little glitter.
I didn’t want to simply stick letters right on top of the doilies, so I quickly cut some circles out of glitter paper.
Once that was done, it was really just a matter of layering everything together.
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