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:

  • Cardstock Warehouse Cardstock Papers
    • Sour Apple
    • Gumdrop Green
    • Sno Cone
    • Berrylicious
    • Bright White
    • Black Licorice
    • Real Grey
    • Smoke Grey
  • Zip dry adhesive
  • Scissors
  • Electronic cutting machine
  • Die cut files (see below)
  • Foam Tape
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Twine
  • Sticker paper
  • Nano Tape or sticky tack

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 membership. The 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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

 Look how cute these little pennants turned out! 

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.

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!

Happy Crafting!

Ivy 

IG: @ivypinkmade