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This is a nice and colorful way to fill in all the empty spaces of a room that need "something" while you use up all the remnants of fabrics that are almost too small to do anything with.
College dorms, first apartments, and bedrooms all make ideal subjects for this easy-to-make crafty treatment.
Approximate Time: 3 or more hours
Source: My great-granddaughter, Bianca, who made all the banners in the pictures. She is a grad student at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and will have her Master's in Art Management in May of this year. It's been a long hard 6 years, but she's having the time of her life right now with a first apartment. :-)
By Julia from Boca Raton, FL
Tips for making a banner for a birthday, holiday, or any celebration. Post your own ideas here.
By martha pitts
In the margins of each sheet, punch a hole about 1/2 to 1 inch from both top and bottom of each sheet, keeping the holes on each sheet even with the following ones. This is best done by measuring and marking a dot with a pencil on each one, then punching at the dots. Don't forget this is done on the "long" sides of each sheet "only". Apply reinforcements to each hole, "front and back", to keep the holes from ripping when the banner hangs. Using the tissue, cut 4-6 inch squares and grasp the center of each square, gathering it tightly. Glue the resulting bunches along your pencil lines, forming a floral letter on each sheet.
I am more in favor of using the artificial flowers as follows: remove stem and center of flowers, separating into petals. Glue petals separately along the lines of the letters, filling any center holes with a sticker, jewel, or other round decoration (sequins, buttons, etc.) Do this until you have each letter done. Arrange in order needed. Using some colorful yarn, string, etc. also available at dollar stores, tie each letter to the next one with a length of yarn, (not too long, experiment!) through top holes and bottom holes, leaving a little space between letter. On each end, add a hanging loop at top or bottom that you can hang over large map pins or stick tacks through to hang the banner. Good luck, if you use this, post a picture so we can all see it.
By Mary Lou
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Here is what I would like a banner printed on decent paper that says: HOLLYWOODS with the Hollywood Hills background. Black and White print. Notice the 'S' on Hollywood. You can easily create your own Hollywood Hills Banner by googling 'make your own Hollywood hills banner online'. I have done so already. My problem is that I can't get enough resolution to enlarge the picture to 12 inches high and 6 feet long. I'd like the banner printed on decent paper to decoupage onto a board. Thanks so much for any info.
Christine from Dover, DE
Call or go see a commercial printer. For such a small project it shouldn't take them much time or you much money. Good luck.
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