Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Cheap Scrapbook Paper Pennant

This idea came from the super cute pennants that my sister-in-law made for our niece's first birthday.  Her version  was a little more complicated, but I needed something fast and easy to add a little fun to our Easter decor.

What I came up with cost me a whopping $1.50 because I already had the ribbon and hole punch.  If you already have the scrapbook paper, then it would be free- my favorite price!

All you need for this pennant is scrapbook paper, scissors, cardstock or poster board to make a template, a hole punch and ribbon.  I had 5 large sheets of scrapbook paper and I got 3 triangles from each sheet.

I made my template by folding a piece of cardstock in half width wise.  I used a straight edge to draw a line on the cardstock to make half a triangle.  (The folded edge will be the middle of the triangle.)  Before cutting, I unfolded the paper, visualizing where the other half of the triangle would be.  I eyeballed it to make sure that it was going to be the right width to allow me to make 2 triangles side by side on the scrapbooking paper.  Then I folded the cardstock back and cut down the line through both halves of the paper to make my triangle.

I traced and cut out all of the triangles.  (I got 2 on one side and 1 on the other.)  Then I laid the triangles in a big stack and punched a hole through all of them on both of the top corners.  That way the holes would be in the same spot on each triangle.  I strung them with ribbon and voila!  It took about 45 minutes, but was sooooo easy!

I can't wait to make these for Benjamin's first birthday!  What adorable, cheap decorations!


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