Monday, December 6, 2010

Believe Banner Tutorial

Earlier in the week I found this wonderful blog, At Second Street, where the Kalleen had created a Believe Banner.  She so graciously gave all of the letters out to be printed. 

I thought that this looked like a project that I could actually do so I decided to give it a try.

First, I followed the instructions from At Second Street and sent them off to Walgreens.  The total was about $6.00.

Here are the cards that I got from Walgreens.  I wish that I would have printed them at 5x7.  These are turned the wrong way so each letter is around 3x4 (give or take). 

Here's what I started with:  1 roll of ribbon, a small little ruler, and an exacto knife.

I measured the card to see how much I needed to cut off.

I cut the edges so that they were all somewhat even.

I started out trying to measure it and then I just eye-balled it.  If I have to think too much while being creative then there is really no fun in it!

Next, I held the ribbon up to the card to get an idea where to make the slit. 

My ribbon was 2" so I tried to go just a bit over that so I knew that it would fit through the hole.  I used the longest straight side of the ruler so that I wouldn't run my exacto knife off of the page.  I cut a hole in each side of the card.
I then took the ribbon through the back of each card.  

This is what it looked like all strung together.

I hung it up on the mirror in my downstairs bathroom.

I cannot thank Kalleen enough for this inspiration.  Please go check out her site.

This project took me about 15 minutes from start to finish.  It was so easy and I am so glad that I didn't stress out about having the exact measurements.  Love it!


  1. April, I'm so glad you liked the banner. I never thought of printing them as photo's. I just print mine at home on my printer. They look great. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas season.

  2. I love it! I always enjoy looking at crafts on blogs... I want to learn how to sew!