Today I thought I'd share how I made a cute SMILE banner using my locally cut birch wood banners and letters. They are so easy to embellish with scrapbook paper!
other embellishments that you desire
I chose this cute aqua chevron paper from Archiver's as well as some metallic gold borders, because who doesn't love a little bling?!?!
First, you'll trace your birch flag triangles on your scrapbook paper. Once traced, cut them out.
To line up the holes on the birch flags, I just placed the paper triangle on top of the wooden triangle and placed a pencil mark above each hole.
Then I just used a hole punch over those pencil marks.
Next I used a glue stick to attach the paper triangles to the wood triangles.
You'll have 5 sturdy triangle flags!
For my little bit of bling, I had to cut the gold borders to fit. I laid it over top of each flag and eyeballed where it would look best.
Then I carefully flipped it over just holding it in place and trying to make sure it didn't slip while I was flipping it!
Once it was flipped over, I used a pencil to mark where the edges of the flag would be. Then all I had to do was cut the gold border where the pencil marks were.
At this point, I used the glue stick to attach the gold border to the flag and I used superglue to attach the birch letter to each flag.
Then it's time for ribbon. I strung my flags onto the coordinating ribbon I chose. I've found that thicker ribbon works best.
And there you have it! All done!!
The wooden flags and letters are sturdy and strong so this banner will last a while. The sky is the limit with the embellishments!
I sell the birch letters and flags here at the shop.
Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoyed this little craft session!
~ vintage love ~