My big sis is getting married, so I threw her a bridal shower. I'm sure I'll post more pictures another time, but for now I'll show off a banner that I made for the occasion.
The shower was held in a pavilion in a park and had a HUGE fireplace inside. Obviously, it was June and wasn't used, but I hung this banner on there to spice it up.
This was probably the cheapest thing I could have made for the shower, which is great since I'm cheap. And unemployed. Total cost: $1.99. BOOM.
Here's the secret...the only thing I bought was a pack of small yellow paper plates. I cut off the raised lip of the plates, leaving perfect circles that I didn't even have to measure or trace or anything. I could have used construction or scrapbook paper, but I'm cheap and the plates were nice and sturdy.
I found a pretty font and printed out the letters for my sign, "CONGRATS, Rachel & Joe". Then I cut them out with a stanley knife and glued them on to my perfect circles. Punch two holes in each circle and string some random thread through. I didn't secure the letters to the string (for perfect spacing) because I wasn't sure how big the fireplace was, but they spread out and stayed in their spots nicely because of the two-hole construction.
So there you have it. The cheapest, easiest, should-I-really-blog-about-this project ever. And yes, I was using a utility knife on my couch... because my middle name is Danger.