Learn how to make Valentine's Day Banner with the Banner Punch Board and Fuse Tool. A step-by-step shaker banner tutorial.
Banners are a fun item to make to help celebrate any event. They look beautiful whether they are announcing a sale at a store, wishing someone a happy birthday, or when used as beautiful home decor.
A banner shouts that there is something to celebrate and it makes me want to party.
This Love Banner is no different. It could be used as a seasonal decoration for Valentine's Day, 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 when shaken.
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- Double-Sided Pattern Paper
- Red Foil Cardstock
- Sheet Protectors
- Gold Glitter
- Foam Mount Pop Dots
- Black Ribbon
- Banner Punch Board
- Fuse Tool
- Big Shot - Serif Essentials Alphabet Dies
Banner Punch Board Video Tutorial:
How to Make a Love Banner
My double-sided pattern paper came from the 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 6x6-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 it under both layers.
Using the Fuse ruler as a guide create a seam around the two edges of the plastic 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.
The Fuse doesn't seal the paper inside 100% but it does give it some added protection. Plus the plastic sleeves allow 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 banner? Please share a photo! We'd love to see it.
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