For this weeks project, I am going to walk you through on how to make this buffalo check banner. Don’t you just love seeing plaids on winter months, because I do. It reminded me of my winter months back in the early 90’s (my high school years). There was so much plaid everywhere, but all in all, there is just something about them that makes me feel all warm and cozy.
Let me show you how quick and simple on how to make this banner for Christmas. But first don’t forget to grab my free svg file in my resource library.
So you’re going to cut all the pieces with your cutting machine using my free cut files (they are in my free resource library — request and get the password at the bottom of this post).
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- Patterned paper (Buffalo check or any of your choice)
- Cardstock (Kraft)
- Tape Runner
- Twine/Jute (Hobby Lobby)
- Mounting tape – optional (Dollar Tree)
- Ribbon – optional (Hobby Lobby)
- Burlap – optional (Hobby Lobby)
- Image used (you can get this free file in my resource library)
Note: For the optional materials such as ribbons and burlap, you can start cutting them at 15″ long.
Once everything is cut, just gather the pieces around. This way everything is lined up for you to start assembling.
Grab the square/triangle patterned paper, flip it and run the tape on all sides on the back of the paper.
Then place that patterned paper on top of the square/triangle kraft cardstock, finding the center and just press.
Grab the tree/elk head pieces, and you can either use a tape or a mounting foam tape (for a 3d look) to stick it with. Then place it on top of the patterned paper.
Take the jute/twine and insert it on to the holes on the top of the cardstock.
Tip: Place a tape at the end of the jute/twine and roll/fold the the tape around to create a needle-like to use, for easier insertion on to the holes onto the cardstock.
If you would like to use the optional supplies, just cut up the ribbons and burlap at 15″. And tied it on both ends of the banner. Just to give it a little bit of oomph!
And that’s it! These are so easy to make. Try it and let us know what you think! I bet you would enjoy paper crafting as well I have. Don’t forget to share us what you created.
See you to the next project! Happy crafting!
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