Tis the season! For baby showers and weddings, that is. Spring is upon us, which means lots of celebrations. This DIY rosette banner is perfect for baby showers or weddings. And you can customize it to any color palette!
- Core’dinations Party Mixers Rosette Banner Kit (depending on the length of the name, you might need two kits).
- Double-sided Tape Runner.
- Glue Gun (I used washi tape, as you will see in the photos but I wish I had used a glue gun!).
- Scrapbook Paper in Two Colors/Prints.
- Bamboo Skewers.
- Silhouette Cameo OR:
- Letter Stickers & Scissors.
Step 1. In your Silhouette design software, use a block font to type out the name you want for your banner (I used Bebas Neue). Make sure there are two or three spaces between the letters. I also added hearts to be cut – you can cut any shape from Silhouette’s online store!
Step 2. Use the ‘offset’ setting to create another layer around the letters, a sort-of bubble outline, like we used to draw in junior high. This outline will provide your background letters. Once you have the bubble outline, pull the original letters off to the side, where they won’t get cut.
Step 3. Once you’ve cut your background letters, delete them and pull the original letters back on the design mat (you can delete the extra spaces between letters). Now cut these out in a different color.
If you do not have a cutting machine, just use letter stickers and hand cut the hearts and background letters.
Step 4. Use the double-sided adhesive to attach the letters on top of the background letters.
Step 6. To get this collaged look on your DIY baby shower banner, you will need a few extra rosettes (that’s why you may need 2 packages, depending on the length of the name). Lay out your rosettes in a collaged design.Step 7. If you want, adhere hearts or other shapes throughout the design.Step 8. Once everything is laid out, begin taping or gluing the rosettes together on the backside. The washi tape worked fine but halfway through, I was thinking a glue gun would be faster and give a cleaner look. Though a glue gun is more permanent – you’d have to get the layout right the first time. Step 9. Using tape, adhere the bamboo sticks to either side of the collaged DIY baby shower banner. See how much tape I ended up using to make sure everything was secure?! If you need the back to look pretty, a glue gun is definitely the way to go. That’s it! Now you just need to prop the DIY baby shower banner up in jars or something that will hold the bamboo sticks up.
Though, if you don’t like the sticks, you could always tape the banner to the ribbon that comes in the rosette kit.
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