With one of my other endeavours, The Westside’s Story, I hosted a Day Camp Fair a couple of weeks ago. I was looking for something really dynamic to go in the window as promotion for the event. And then I thought, why not get crafty? So I whipped up some basic, construction paper bunting. This is so easy, and can be used for a myriad of occasions, including birthdays, celebrations, and personal declarations for Valentine’s Day (e.g. I LOVE [lover’s name here] displayed prominently in your front window to embarrass your spouse)!
By: Jodi CrawfordMaterials Needed:
- construction paper
- blank paper
- glue stick
- wallpaper roller (optional)
1. I wanted to use quite large letters, so I bought a book of 11 x 17 construction paper. I took one page and measured about 3″ from the top (so that the paper would be wide enough to accommodate my letters) and then tapered to a mid-bottom point from there, cutting that to create my first piece of bunting.
2. Using that first piece as my template, I lightly traced the shape on all my other pieces of construction paper (as many as I needed for the amount of letters I was to use). I then cut them all to size.
3. On my computer, I found appropriate fonts for my letters and enlarged them so that they each filled an 8 1/2 x 11 page. After printing them, I cut around the letters.
4. I stuck the letters onto the construction paper bunting with a glue stick and flattened them down with a wallpaper roller.
5. Using a “kitchen twine”, I strung the letters together by taping the string onto the top back of the bunting with packing tape. It’s really strong and not likely to peel off in the midst of your celebration.
6. I made sure to leave quite a bit of string at both ends as I wasn’t sure how I would attach them. At my location, I strung them across the window, and I had a very visible, easy-to-read pronouncement.