Easter Paper Banner Tutorial {Easter Craft and Decor Showcase}

Happy April Friends!  

As you know, last week I shared my spring mantel with a kindness theme for our family.  I knew I wanted to add a garland or a banner or something to connect each vignette on either side of the flat screen tv.  But what???  At first, I planned a pom pom garland, which would have been cute, but I wasn’t sure.  It just didn’t excite me.  What???  What??? What???  Then I started sketching and the idea for an Easter paper banner came together.Our Rosey Life Easter-paper-banner sketch

Once I decided on basic idea for our Easter paper banner, I struggled with what word or words to add to the banner.  “Happy Easter” is always classic.  “Easter Blessings” sounded better to me.  But I really wanted a word to express the joy of Easter and reflect the ultimate gift Jesus gave us.  And then it came to me…Alleluia!  Literally.Easter-Paper-Banner Tutorial - Our Rosey Life

Alleluia!

The banner was very easy to make now that I had a sketch and THE word.  Here’s how I made it.

Some very basic materials were used to make the banner.  I used three different color card stocks from Paper Source: pure white, fuchsia and peacock.  The 3.5 inch scallop punch can be found at most craft stores, as can the felt letter stickers.  The pink and teal bakers twine I got at Paper Source too.  I bought the bakers twine in small spools to see if I really use it and I do.  Next time I’ll search the internet for larger spools.
Easter-Paper-Banner Tutorial Supplies - Our Rosey Life

I created and cut the cross in white and peacock card stock with my Silhouette Cameo.  Man I love this machine for paper projects!  Rather than buying a cross file, I made my own – soooo simple.  Just make two intersecting rectangles and then weld the two rectangles together.  Waalaa!  (As an aside, if you’re new to owning a Cameo and want to learn more, I took all four classes from Kerry Bradford and they were awesome.)  The white cross is slightly larger than the peacock cross.  I could have cut scalloped circles with the Silhouette except I already owned the punch.

In pink card stock, I punched the scalloped circles.

Now you don’t need a Silhouette or a punch to do this project.  Honestly, you can easily make a cross and circle template and cut them out with scissors.  In fact, getting the kiddos to help would make this an easy and fun family project.

Easter-Paper-Banner Tutorial Silhouette - Our Rosey Life

To begin assembling the banner, with a glue stick I glued the peacock cross onto the white cross (step 1).  Then I glued the pink circle onto the layered cross (step 2).  Lastly, I peeled and stuck one letter in the center of the pink circle (step 3).

Easter-Paper-Banner Tutorial Steps - Our Rosey LifeI placed all eight crosses in a row to determine how much twine I needed.  Then I twisted the pink and teal bakers twine together and measured the line of crosses leaving a little extra twine on both ends, so I could tie the banner to the mantel.  Then with my hot glue gun, a put a line of glue at the top of each cross (on the backside) and pressed the twine into the glue.  Be careful.  The glue can be hot.

Easter-Paper-Banner Tutorial String - Our Rosey Life

After the glue was dry, I attached the Easter paper banner to our Easter mantel.  After I hung the banner, I stepped back and thought it needed something more.  Hmm….  What???

I got it.  I cut 12 inch pieces of lime green tulle and tied it between each cross.Easter-Paper-Banner Close Up - Our Rosey LifeThe tulle adds texture and color to the banner and ties in with the rest of the Easter mantel and our Kindness Tree.
Easter-Paper-Banner - Our Rosey Life

I’m really happy with how the Easter paper banner turned out!  I love how it brings the whole mantel together.  It’s bright and cheerful, which is just what we need after this long winter.  And most especially, I love the sentiment.  Alleluia!Easter-Paper-Banner Mantel - Our Rosey LifeAll this week something special is happening.  19 friends and I are sharing craft and decor inspiration each day to help you prepare for Easter.  Be sure to click on each picture below for amazingly inspiring ideas and come back to see what’s shared each day.

Monday March 31st::  OUR SOUTHERN HOME, FRESH IDEA STUDIO, CONFESSIONS OF A SERIAL DO-IT-YOURSELFER, and GIRL IN THE GARAGE

Tuesday April 1st::  SWEET PEA, RESTORATION REDOUX, OUR ROSEY LIFE, and TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING

Wednesday April 2nd::  ARTSY CHICKS RULE, {HOME-OLOGY} MODERN VINTAGE, H2OBUNGALOW, and AKA DESIGN

Thursday April 3rd::  COUNTRY DESIGN STYLE, MOMMY IS COOCOO, THE LOVE NERDS, and DRAGONFLY & LILY PADS

Friday April 4th::  SIMPLY FRESH VINTAGE, CUPCAKES AND CRINOLINE, WHAT MEEGAN MAKES, and THE HANKFUL HOUSE

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  1. Love the colors you chose for your sweet little banner!

  2. i love all the beautiful colors!

  3. Adorable! I am learning to use my Silhouette so I’m really excited about this project!!! ~Christy

  4. Great idea- the banner is the perfect touch to your mantel! (The boxwoods are very pretty too!) It’s all so bright and cheerful. Thank you for sharing your decor and joining us on the Easter tour!

  5. I like that you used crosses for your Easter banner. I think I’d leave this up long after Easter is over! The tulle between each cross adds color and it makes it easier to read Allelui.

  6. Your banner is so pretty and the colors are perfect for Easter. Adding the tulle was so creative too:)

  7. What a wonderful banner! I’m just starting out with a Silhouette so I especially love seeing your creative project!

  8. So cute! I love the pretty colors that you chose!

  9. The colors are perfect!! I really need a Silhouette! 😉 That really turned out so great!

    Nancy

    • Oh my gosh. Thanks Nancy. I’m still learning what I can do with a Silhouette, which makes it so fun to try new things. I’m sure you’ll love it too!

  10. What sweet way to remember the true meaning of Easter. Love your Spring colors. Thanks for sharing.

    • Meegan you’re very sweet. I’m glad you appreciate the Easter banner. I can’t wait to see what you share on Friday. I’m sure it’ll be wonderful.

  11. So happy to be on the Easter tour with you. Don’t you just love the silhouette? I love using it for home decor items. Michele, I new to your site so I’m going to look around a bit and make sure I’m following you. Happy Easter! ~Jeanette

  12. Michele I love the added tulle in your banner. It really gives it a great detail! Just wanted to say hello from the Easter Crafts and Decor Showcase today :)

    Mandy @ The Hankful House Blog

  13. Such a pretty and meaningful banner, Michele.

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