Monday, August 30, 2010

B-O-O Banner Tutorial

A fun mini banner to display at Halloween!
Of course, you may tweak the banner ... and use any word or combination of words that your ♥ desires
(i.e., substitute scrapbook paper for the sheet music to create a Happy Birthday Banner)!
  
What you'll need:
Vintage sheet music or pages from an old music book
Cardboard
Black grosgrain ribbon
Black glitter
Metal eyelets (6) and an eyelet fastener tool
Scissors
Hole punch
White glue
Rubber cement  
 Step 1
Tear out 3 pages of sheet music from a vintage songbook. Cut each page to measure 5” x 8”.

Open the word processing program of your choice.
Select your favorite font (I used Bodoni MT Black - size 130).
Type a B on your document making sure it is centered in the middle of the upper portion of the page.
Test print using a sheet of plain white paper first to make sure the letter prints correctly!
Insert one page of sheet music in the paper feed of your printer.
Print the B on one page of sheet music.
Repeat the process 2 more times, printing O on the remaining sheets of music. 
 Step 2
Draw a 2¾” (width) x 3¾ (height) triangle on a scrap of paper.
Cut out the paper and use it as a template to cut out triangles from each printed sheet of music.
 Step 3
Using rubber cement, glue the triangles to a piece of cardboard.
Cut out triangles. Glue sheet music or scrapbook paper to the back of each triangle, too.
 Step 4
Using a hole punch, punch 2 holes at the top corners of each triangle.
Add metal eyelets to each hole. 
  
Step 5
Glitter the edges of each triangle with black glitter. Allow glue to dry. 
Step 6
Thread a 24-inch piece of black ribbon through the metal eyelets.
Hang and enjoy your B-O-O banner!! 
E-Z...P-Z, right?!
♥ Vicki

3 comments:

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Great tutorial Vicki, thanks so much for sharing it! Just discovered your blog and have become a follower, love your crafts, you are very talented! Looking forward to visiting you and seeing your creations. Thanks again for the tutorial! Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art

Homespun Hugs and Calico Kisses said...

Deb - Thank you for the kind words! I'm glad you found me ... you made my day!! : )
Hugs, Vicki

Judy said...

Oh Vickie, this is SPOOKTACKULAR!!
Thanks for sharing :) Both my grown children will LOVE this for the homes...so I plan on making 3...one for me too! ;) Judy