Monday, March 7, 2016

Bunny Banner

Hey everyone!  Hope you are having a great day.  Well, it is that time of year...time to pull out the Easter decorations and start decorating the house.  I can't believe I made this banner a year ago now for Core'dinations.  I still love their line of patterned papers....sometimes the simple is just perfect.  This banner was inspired by a table runner I saw in a local shop.  So cute....and this was so quick and easy.
Bunny Banner Supplies:
  • Core Basics Patterned Paper  Yellow Hexagon
  • Core Basics Patterned Paper  Orange Flower
  • Core Basics Patterned Paper Light Green Crosshatch
  • Core Basics Patterned Paper Teal Plaid
  • Core Basics Patterned Paper Light Pink Large Dot
  • 2 sheets Core Basics White 80lb 12x12 Cardstock
  • Darice Hemp Twine
  • Cotton Balls
  • Electronic Cutting Machine or Template
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Step 1:  Cut each sheet of patterned paper to 8x10 inches.  I chose to make my banner 5 sheets wide, but you can make more or less according to your needs.
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Step 2:  To create the pennant shape; on the 8 inch side make a mark at 4 inches.  This is the middle of the paper.  On both edges, make a mark at 2 inches from the bottom.  Connect the dots to create your shape and cut out.  Do this for each of your papers.
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Step 3:  Cut bunny image using an electronic cutter, or a quick search on Google will find many "Easter Bunny Templates" that you can print and cut.  I cut my bunnies to 6 inches on the Core'dinations White Cardstock.  I was easily able to cut all 5 with two pieces of paper.  Attach one bunny to each of the pennant shapes.
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Step 4:  Arrange your pennants in the order you would like and hot glue twine to the back to create the hanger.  I chose to place mine very close together so the banner wouldn't dip quite so much.
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Step 5:  Attach cotton balls to tails of bunnies and hang.   hint:  You don't want to attach the tails before you glue the pennants together as the extra dimension makes it harder to place the glue.
I hope you make this fun banner this spring for your family and friends to enjoy.


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