Apr 20, 2011

Book Page Spring Banner

I decided I needed a spring banner (ha I told you I love them!) I also decided it needed to be out of an old book. So, here is my first shot at doing a tutorial...I actually came up with something by myself...who would have thought?! So here it goes...

-Cut 2 inch strips of an old book (or scrapbook paper would work fine as well)
-I glued four 2-inch strips together, and then fan fold them accordian style (dig deep into those kindergarten projects you did back in the day)
-They should now look like this:
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-Cut 2-inch circles out of a cereal box (if you're cheapo like me) or 2-inch circles out of chipboard
-I cut 6 for the letters SPRING (try to keep little chubbo fingers from stealing them :)):
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-Cut 2-inch circles out of scrapbook paper in your color choice.
-Print your letters out on cardstock and cut them slightly smaller than the scrapbook letters.
-Glue the letter circle to the scrapbook circle.
-Then, hot glue your chipboard circle to the back of your fan (it's a little awkward to keep it flat but you can do, I promise)
-Hot glue your letters to the front and you will have a stack of cute letters
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-Now all you have to do is punch holes, and string with twine/ribbon/whatever you want and VIOLA! You have a new banner that is too cute for words.
-Besides the fact that this thing is fabulous, it was also free because I had the paper, cereal box, and old book already (see book page wreath) woohoo! Here's the finished product:

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*I feel like it finishes of my Easter "Mantle" perfectly, now we have exactly 4 more days to enjoy it!*

34 comments:

  1. so cute! i love the "now we have exactly 4 more days to enjoy it" haha! I'll be lucky if I get any of my easter/spring stuff up this year... love all your decorations!

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  2. Awwww! That turned out so cute! Good Job!

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  3. This is so pretty! I love a banner and book pages! Thanks for linking to tickled pink...sharing this on my FB page! I am a new follower too!
    Holly
    504 Main

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  4. I love this! What a great idea... especially great for Earth Day!! Recycled book pages!! :) Thanks for coming by Sassy Sites and linking up. Have a wonderful weekend!

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    xoxo!!
    Marni

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  5. So cute ... I need to make one! Thanks for sharing the instructions.

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  6. I think I have everything I need to do this, except I want to make one for my daughter's wedding! Thanks for the inspiration. ♥♫

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  7. These are really pretty. I need to make some crafts with book pages. Thanks for the inspiration!

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  8. Looks beautiful! I love the look of the folded book pages. Might have to try this... thanks for the inspiration!

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  9. Popping in from Skip To My Lou ...

    How cool is that? I love totally free projects like this that look amazing!

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  10. I just came accross your blog, I like it so much I'm trying it out, and have it say "summer" in bright colors. lets see how it comes out.. Gracias!

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  11. beautifully done

    xo
    tina
    embellishments by tina

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  12. Very nice! I'd love for you to link up at Inspire Me Mondays.
    http://singingthreelittlebirds.blogspot.com/2011/04/inspire-me-monday_25.html

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  13. This came out great, and I'm loving how thrifty it is!!!

    Ally @ Tiny Wallet Style

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  14. Thanks everyone! I love all the comments and support :) If anyone decides to make one please shoot me an email I'd love to see different versions!!
    xoxo
    Camille

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  15. This is so pretty! I would definitely keep that up a little longer :)

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  16. I'll be featuring this on my blog on Saturday!

    http://sumossweetstuff.blogspot.com

    Thanks for linking up!
    Sumo:)

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  17. I just found you through pintrist(sp?). Fantastic, Love it, want to make it!!!

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  18. This is so cute and clever! I'm a new follower and featured it on my blog today!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  19. shut. up. SO easy cheap and classy looking...bookmarking this now for my friend's bridal shower in a few months...thanks for the inspiration!

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  20. Totally going to do this soon. It is way too cute and easy.

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  21. LOVE those type of banners. And I always wanted to know how to do it! I see a banner in my future! :) I'm your newest follower!

    krazycraftylady.blogspot.com

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  22. Camille I love this!!!! So stinkin cute!! You need to make one for every season now! :)

    XO, Mallory

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  23. So cute! Featured this today!

    http://www.wildflowersandwhimsy.com/2011/05/sew-crafty-saturday.html

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  24. I absolutely love this and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to make my own! I started it tonight, but one thing has me stumped. Attaching the folded pages to the circle!!

    I finally got 1 to look right, but I'm not sure how I did it. I think I just played around with it so much it happened. But for circle 2, I got so frustrated I just gave up!

    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated and I will be more than happy to share when I am finished! :)

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  25. How cute is that!! I love this banner.

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  26. So cute. I love book page projects!

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  27. Oh thank you thank you. This is exactly what I've been looking for! Great job. Love it:)

    Becky @ www.small-n-simplethings.blogspot.com

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  28. This turned out fabulous! Great job!!
    xoxo
    Jennifer

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  29. Love that whole shelf, but especially that banner!

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