Monday, December 16, 2013

Engagment Picture Banner!


It's Monday again...which for most people means back to work. But I have worked all weekend, and one more night means a day of on Tuesday! Oh the life of a nurse and her unstable schedule. It's a blessing and a curse. Anyway, I digress.
Don't forget about the link up tomorrow! Link up with your favorite Christmas post from the past for a chance to be featured on my blog! Spread the word!
If any of you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that my sister got engaged in October! They have set the date for June (I am secretly happy about this, because now our anniversaries will be in the same month!). They are taking their pictures this weekend - can you say brrrr?! But it will be awesome that they have a set of winter engagement pictures, and a set of summer wedding ones. Ours were all summery, so no variety there. 
She asked me to make a banner for their pictures and I love how it turned out! So I thought I would share with you, because you can make any banner this way - not just for pics!

You will need:
-Templates
-hot glue
-twine
-scissors
-cardstock in 3 colors

You can find the templates at DIY Swank. While you are there, check out her blog. Awesome!
You will need to print off the letters and or numbers that you need, true to the size that you want them. Mine copy and pasted over the right size that I needed, so I didn't have to be too tech savvy. 
 You will then cut around the black out edge, making your first stencil. You then need to print off one additional letter in a smaller size - just shrunk down a bit. This will be your inner stencil. You will also cut around the smaller black outer edge. This will give you two of the same stencil, one slightly smaller than the other.

You will then turn your numbers or letters over, and trace them onto the color of paper you want them to be. If you are using a single color, it won't matter if you trace it on forwards or backwards. If you are using special one sided paper like mine, you will have to trace in on backwards. You can outline the shape of the number or letter with a really sharp pencil and it will transfer onto the other paper.

You will then need to cut out your shapes (both sizes). The number will depend on the words or letters you spell. I needed 8 small stencils and 8 large.
You will then stack them up and glue them on. Big shape, little shape, and then number. Once you have all the squares assembled and glued, you will then hot glue them onto a string of your choice - ribbon, twine, etc. And poof! You have your very cost effective banner!


All of the paper is from Hobby Lobby from their scrapbook section.
I am so happy with how this turned out! It was simple and cheap to make, and it's something I know she will save it for a long time!
If you have any questions let me know! What props did you use for your engagement pictures?

54 comments:

  1. That is darling! Well done!
    - Catherine

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with how it turned out!

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  2. Just yesterday my husband and I were talking about details for our wedding part second! And this is a nice idea!

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    bonjourchiara.blogspot.com
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    1. The possibilities with it are endless!

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  3. This is such a cool DIY, it looks amazing and is so creative :)

    xx
    ashley
    dontcoralwithme.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! I love how it turned out!

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  4. This is so cute! I'm so glad you mentioned that site and those templates-- I'm sure it will come in handy for something in the future :)

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    1. I loved those templates of hers! The possibilities with this are endless!

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  5. Where were you when I took my engagement pictures?! ha how fun!! Love all the sparkles :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  6. You are so creative! You did a fantastic job. I hope you share a sneak peek of her photos... I would love to see them :)
    Jessica
    the way to my Hart

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  7. Oh my gosh I love this!! I will be taking my pictures in the fall -- I will have to remember this!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. Yay! Engagement pics are so exciting!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so happy with how it turned out!

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  9. That banner is beautiful! I will definitely be saving this post!

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    1. Thanks - I love the sparkles the best!

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  10. You are very creative indeed. That is a super cute banner and I love how well you taught the concept.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  11. It looks so good! I love that! This would be so fun to use at her bridal shower, too!

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  12. This is such a cute idea! I know I'll be getting engaged in the next year, but I have no idea what props I would use in pictures. The only thing I'm counting on is a giant blanket, hopefully in plaid!

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  13. That turned out great! Easy to follow step-by-step..

    Meredith
    justsomemathlove.blogspot.com

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  14. You are so crafty and I LOVE it! You made these look so simple! I was debating putting a banner on my fireplace for weeks up to Christmas decorating and got lazy so never did it. I wish I had now!

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

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    1. It is pretty simple! You are so sweet!

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  15. Brilliant blog, great posts and beautiful proprietress! What to want more ...
    I'd love to follow you (bloglovin + GFC) and welcome to visit my
    blog about fashion - KatherineUnique.blogspot.com.


    Regards,
    Katherine Unique


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  16. This is such a great DIY! It probably looks better than anything you could buy

    Katie
    http://casually-obsessed.blogspot.com

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  17. I always love your DIY's! Your sister is lucky to have such a crafty sister! That banner came out fabulous!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  18. These are so great! Turned out great! I did a similar one when I took engagement pictures!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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  19. Love this! You are AWESOME at making banners. P.S. your sister is getting married a week before me! Ek! :)

    champagneandsuburbs.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah! Too funny! I hope you are having fun planning!

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  20. You did a beautiful job! I don't think I would have the patience to cut everything out :)

    jess | Quaintrelle

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  21. Ahh! This turned out so great, Becky!! Love the chevron paper

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  23. I love this banner it's so cute; I might have to try it out! Also your point on winter engagement and summer wedding pictures is one I've never thought about. I'll have to keep that in mind.

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    1. Thanks! If we had one thing to change about the wedding that would have been it!

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  24. That is such a pretty and creative banner! Thanks for sharing! xo

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  25. oh my gosh this is so darling! I made a banner too but with a cricket and felt and ribbon. This looks much more durable. You did an amazing job can't wait to see more pictures!

    Karissa
    www.karissaandcompany.com

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    1. I can't wait to post the pics! Thanks :)

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  26. Becky this is awesome! Very, Very cute! Our website went down so if anyone had trouble we are back up. :) Thanks for sharing us.

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