A few months ago my friend asked me to make her a birthday banner for her daughter’s first birthday party. I wanted the banner to be sturdy, so I ended up using decorating old CDs covered with patterned paper. I then drilled holes through the CDs, attached eyelets, and strung the circles together with some string through the eyelets:
I think the banner turned out cute and my friend was happy with the results.
In addition to making magnets for the craft fair this weekend, I also decided to make a few paper banners as samples to take custom orders. I decided not to use the CDs this time because I thought they added too much weight to the first banner I made. I also invested in a circle cutter (HUGE time saver & much better looking circles) and put the holes on the top of the circles rather than the sides. This made the banner easier to hang up because it laid flatter. I freehand a little whale out cut out made out of glitter paper to separate the words “Happy” and “Birthday”. Here’s the final product.