Ducks 'n a Row: DIY Home Banner

22 September 2013

DIY Home Banner

Hello Ducks n' a Row readers! My name is Kayla and I blog over at Love Sparkle Pretty where I share my shop pretties, event inspiration, DIYs and bits of life as a wife and mommy.

Today, I am so excited to share a DIY with you that has graced my home decor and I hope it becomes a part of your home as well. 

Old book pages seem to be popping up everywhere being used to decorate. They certainly add a sense of comfort with a bit of rustic-woodland feel to them. I took this idea and created paper rosettes with old pages to create a HOME banner that hangs in our entry way. Enjoy the tutorial to create your very own!

What you'll need:
  • Old book pages (I used size 6.8" x 4" pages)
  • Cut out letters (I used Times New Roman font. 180 px)
  • Glitter paint
  • Paint brush
  • Twine
  • Elmer's school glue
 Start by painting your letters with the glitter paint. I used DecoArt's Champagne glitter paint which worked really well and dried quickly.
Once you are done painting, set your letters aside to dry.

Next, take a book page and fan fold it. Each of my folds were about .5" in width.

Then, take that page and pinch the center of it to create a bow tie-like shape. This is where you will glue each and every fold together-between your fingers. Use a small dot of glue between each fold and hold the folds together until they are dry (make sure the glue is dry before you move onto the next step). Once you are done, the page will look like a cute bow!

Next, take 2 outer folds and bring them together. Place a small strip of glue between these folds and hold until dry. Half of your rosette is done!

 Do the same with the last outer ends of the folds. If your last glue strip isn't completely dry just yet, this step won't work.
After you've connected the outer folds, your rosette is complete!

 Now, take a letter and  place a bit of glue on the back.

 Attach your letter to the center of the rosette. This may be a bit tricky due to the paper folds but be sure that the letter is touching center and a few of the folds. When the glue dries, it will stay.

Repeat these steps with the rest of your letters and paper rosettes. When you're done, attach the back of each rosette to the twine using a bit of glue and hang your banner!

Visit Love Sparkle Pretty to see lots more DIY tutorials including cake stands, jewelry and scarves!

Kayla, this is lovely. 
Thank you so much for sharing it on Ducks 'n a Row!

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