Create a DIY Glitter and Foil Shaker Banner with the Banner Punch Board and Fuse Tool. Makes a great door hanging, home decor or party decor. Simple Tutorial.
I absolutely love banners. They look beautiful whether they are announcing a sale at a store, wishing someone happy birthday, and when used as beautiful home decor. They just shout there is something to celebrate, and make me want to party. This Love Banner is no different. It could be used as a seasonal decoration for Valentine’s Day, or party decor for a wedding or shower. Change the word and the possibilities are endless.
What is different about this banner is that it is also a shaker. If you have never heard that term before it basically means it has something inside that moves around with shaken. So it makes for a banner that will get lots of attention.
The banner goes together pretty quickly using two of my very favorite crafting tools, the Photo Sleeve Fuse tool and Banner Punch Board both from We R Memory Keepers.
Supplies Used: Some links may be too similar items when exact items couldn’t be found online. Feel free to change the supplies to accommodate what you already own. These are just the supplies that I used.
- Double Sided Pattern Paper
- Banner Punch Board
- Photo Sleeve Fuse
- Sheet Protectors
- Gold Glitter
- Red Foil Cardstock
- Big Shot – Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies
- Foam Mount Pop Dots
- Black Ribbon
If you want to see a tutorial on how to use the Banner Punch Board, I have a video! If you like my video make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel so you can easily find all of my other tutorial videos.
My Double Sided Pattern Paper came from my paper stash I have at home. I love the different prints. Large random letters on one side and newspaper print on the other.
First, cut your banner pieces from the triangle end of the Banner Punch Board. Make as many as you need for your word. For my banner, I needed 6. Line the paper at the 5.5-inch line and cut your banner.
Cut your sheet protector into 6×6-inch squares and keep them the front and back together so you basically have two layers of the sheet protector. Use one of the banner pieces as a pattern and place under both layers. Using the Fuse ruler as a guide create a seam around the two edges of the banner piece, leaving the top open.
You can see in the picture below the seams that were created with the Fuse tool. Line up the seams inside the Banner Punch Board so that the seams are inside the cutting track. This should put your protector sheets at about the 6-inch line in the Banner Punch Board, and cut.
When the plastic banner is cut out slide one of the paper banners inside. Some of the paper banners may need to be trimmed to give you room to seal the top of the plastic banner. I had to trim the banner in the picture below because it was too long and didn’t give me that space.
Add a couple dashes of glitter to the inside of the plastic banner pieces, making sure to get it on both sides of the paper if the banner is going to be double sided. Then seal the top with the Fuse and ruler.
Using my Big shot and alphabet dies, I cut two sets of letters so that my banner could be double sided.
Here you can see what both sides of the banner look like. I love how all of that loose glitter inside the sleeves and it sparkles and shines when the light catches it.
Use a Crop-A-Dile to punch small holes in the upper corners of the banner pieces and string with some thin black ribbon.
I hung mine on my door. Since my paper is protected with the plastic sheet protectors I am not as worried about the outside elements. I the Fuse doesn’t seal the paper inside 100% but it does give it some added protection. Plus the plastic sleeves allows me to turn each banner piece into a shaker with the glitter.
I love how all of that loose glitter looks inside the sleeves and it sparkles and shines when the light catches it.
Where will you hang your fun Glitter Shaker Banner and what will it say?