Hi crafty friends! Ivy here from @ivypinkmade. My son turned 4 and we had a bug themed party.

I made this cute birthday banner and I thought I would share with you guys how. Let's get started.


Supplies:


    The first step I did was cut all of the pieces using an electronic cutting machine. The mason jar, grass, banner and bugs are svg files from the Auntietay membershipThe font is free from dafont.com called KG Inimitable.

    You can also use these files from Cricut Design Space

    I pieced the mason jar pieces first. I used Sno Cone and Berrylicious for the jar and Real Grey and Smoke Grey for the lid.


    paper mason jars


    To get a shadow for the font I made an offset, and to give it some dimension add foam tape to adhere the alphabets on to the shadow layer. Also add foam tape again to adhere it on to the mason jar. I used Bright White and Black Licorice for the letters.


    adding letters to mason jars


    The grass .svg is just a straight design so to make it fit the banner I sliced the grass to fit the edge of the pennant. I layered the pennant on top of the grass and then clicked on "slice" to create a grass section that fits the bottom of the banner pennant. I used Gumdrop Green for the grass and the back layer of the pennant, and Sour Apple for the top layer of the pennant.


    using the slice feature to cut the grass shape


    Use foam tape on the bottom edge of the grass so the mason jar can be slipped behind the grass. Then add your jars with letters to the pennants using foam tape. 


    adding foam tape to grass

    I printed out random bugs in different sizes on sticker paper and used the "Print then Cut" feature on my Cricut to cut them out. Once the grass and mason jar is adhered on to the pennant, the fun part is to add the little sticker bugs all over. I used both white and clear stickers to give it a slight variation in color

    adding bug stickers to banner pennants

     

     Look how cute these little pennants turned out! 

     

    finished pennant for bug banner

     

    The final step is to add twine to the back of the pennant. I used hot glue to keep the twine in place on the edge. To adhere the banner on to the wall I found what works the best is Nano Tape (my new favorite adhesive to adhere all the hard to stick items). I always have trouble sticking stuff on to our brick fireplace and this tape has been a life saver! You could also use sticky tack for this.


    using hot glue to add twine to the back of banner pennants


    This bug themed banner added such a cute element to the party. Here’s what it looked like on the wall. I added bugs around the garland and my 4 year old loved spotting and looking for all the bugs!


    finished birthday bug banner

    finished birthday bug banner


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    Happy Crafting!

    Ivy 

    IG: @ivypinkmade


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