How to Make Glitter Party Banner

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Hello, My Crafty Spot readers! It’s Erin again back from The Blue Eyed Dove.

We have reached one of my favorite seasons of the year…wedding season! This June my sister’s best friend is getting married, so you know what that means…we hosted a bridal shower. I’m a sucker for a good themed party and this shower was unlike any we have ever thrown in the past {think nautical-inspired with a colorful twist}. For this month’s craft I thought I’d share an easy DIY banner that I made for the shower.

Supplies:

  • Cardboard Banner Template
  • Fabric or Scrapbook Paper
  • Wooden Letters
  • Mod Podge
  • Spray Glue
  • Glitter
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
  • Hole Punch
  • Ribbon or String

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Directions:

1. Trace the banner templates onto your fabric or scrapbook paper, then cut out. We decided to mix things up and chose different patterns to use on our banner. {Note: A banner template is not necessary if you’d like to make a stencil on your own, but the cardboard base helped the banner hang nicely…and made the it super easy to create too!}

2. Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the banner base and attach the fabric or scrapbook paper. Once secure add a thin coat of Mod Podge to the top and edges of the fabric or scrapbook paper to seal. Let dry for about 20-30 minutes.

3. While you are waiting on the banner to try you can start on the letters. Spray each letter with glue, then sprinkle with glitter. Let the letters dry. {Note: I used spray glue, but any kind of glue would work here…and paint works just as well if you don’t want to add glitter to your letters.}

4. Once everything is dry attach each letter on the banner with hot glue.

5. Next, use your hole punch to add any holes you may have covered on the banner and insert your ribbon or string. I used a thin white rope that was a little larger than the holes, so I wrapped clear tape around the end to make  it a little easier to pull through.

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6. Lastly, place your banner on the mantel {or floor} to determine the spacing in between each piece. {Note: Because I used rope it was thick enough to hold the banner in place. If you choose something that is thinner use hot glue to hold each piece in place.}

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And the banner is complete! We chose to spell out “Best Wishes” on ours…but obviously anything will work for this craft 🙂

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As you can see this banner played a key role in adding a colorful twist to our nautical-inspired bridal shower!

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There are many, many more pictures from this shower. If you’d like to see them click here.

Happy crafting! See you next month 🙂

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Erin is a born and raised Hoosier. She attended Indiana University where she studied journalism. After taking a break from writing post college, she realized something was missing from her life and started her blog, The Blue Eyed Dove. Erin is a self-proclaimed girly girl and loves all things crafty. She is a big fan of color and tends to use it a lot in her home décor and DIY projects. Even though she is crafter by heart, like any true girly girl Erin also enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends, entertaining and party planning, attempting to learn how to cook and make healthy recipes and discussing some of her favorite Bravo Real Housewives from time to time on her blog.

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