|DIY Welcome Home Banner|
My niece, Chachi, was diagnosed with Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) or "a hole in the heart" when she was still a baby. You may know that in some cases, those with small VSDs, the holes close on their own but unfortunately my niece needed an open-heart surgery, which she had just recently. During the ten days that she was in the hospital, everyone in the family kept on visiting and bringing her gifts and those abroad did Facetime to keep her happy as she was so bored and wanted to go home so bad. We're all thankful and happy that the surgery went well and that she's finally home and recovering fast. My mother who was responsible for almost all of the hospital expenses with the help of my stepdad and their relatives thought that it would also be nice to have a "Welcome Home" party for Chachi so we did have one. A little effort to make the banner myself is one way to show my niece how much I love her.
This banner is great for birthdays, baby showers, or any kind of party or occasion. To make one like this, you need:
Colored or printed paper (2 sets of different colors, I used letter sized ones.)
Scissors or cutter
White glue or glue stick
Paper twine (you can also use a ribbon or any kind of rope)
With your 2 different printed or colored sets of paper, choose which one you would use for the letters and which one for the background. I chose the pink one for my letters and printed out two letters on each page. Do the same on the paper you chose for your letters.
Cut out the letters using your scissors or craft knife. The height of my cut out letters is 3 and 1/4 inches.
Based on the size of your letters, cut out the flags where you will be adhering them. I chose between the swallowtail and the triangle flag for the letter's background and went with the former.
Since I printed out two letters on one page, one letter fits on one half of the paper, so I cut the sheets of paper in half for the flags.
To make the swallowtail flag, find the center of the bottom side and measure how deep you want the v-shape to be and mark it. I decided on 2 inches.
Using a ruler, draw a line from that 2-inch mark to each of the corners at the bottom to form the v-shape and cut along the lines. If you are using a cutter or a craft knife you can just directly cut from the mark to the corners with the help of the ruler without drawing a line.
You can now use the first flag you made as a template for the other flags.
Adhere the letters on the flags using white glue or gluestick.
String the flags by folding or wrapping a small part around the paper twine or rope and tape it to secure. Another way is to punch holes on the top part of the flags and string the rope through them. Make sure to leave a few inches of rope before the first flag and after the last one, just enough space where you can tape the banner to the wall. After making sure that all the letters are in order, you're done.
That's our Chachi looking well and happy. I'm so glad that she loved the banner, though I think she enjoyed the heart balloons more, haha.
There are lots of styles and materials you can use to make your own banner - scrapbook paper, glitters, colorful printables, ribbons, tassels, and a lot more. Whatever you choose, remember to have fun while making your little project.
Thank you for stopping by. Till next time!