Hey guys, here is a great idea if you can't find a ready-made banner to match your classroom design- try making it! I just made this welcome banner using scrapbook paper and a chipboard banner kit from Hobby Lobby. They have a plethora of shapes to choose from. I didn't paint the back of my banner since it will be hanging against a wall, but you could paint it or cover it with paper too. If you decide to try this project, please post pictures! I would love to see your ideas come to life.
Materials: chipboard kit, scrapbook paper, ribbon, Matt Modge Podge for paper, Elmer's Spray Adhesive, paint brush, black stamp ink
Step 1: I cut out the black letters using my Cricut Cutter to spell the word WELCOME, but you could use pre-cut letters if you like.
Step 2: Trace the shape of the pennant onto your background paper and cut-out the shapes with scissors.
Step 3: Again, I used my Cricut to cut out the rectangles, but you can create your own pattern or shape.
Step 4: Using spray adhesive, spray the back of the paper and adhere the paper to the chipboard starting with the background. WARNING: This stuff is sticky and hard to get off your hands, but it works great and does not leave bubbles. Also, be sure to use in a well-ventilated area with newspaper or something underneath.
Step 5: I used a sponge to ink the edges of the paper for a distressed look. This is an optional step.
Step 6: Apply a very thin coat of Matte Modge Podge for Paper and let dry at least 30 minutes between coats. I applied about three coats. For helpful hints on using Modge Podge, click on the link below.
Step 6: I used black ribbon to string the banner together!