DIY Alphabet Kraft Paper Banner
Hello there! I recently completed a DIY craft I’ve been wanting to do for awhile now. This alphabet Kraft paper banner is the craft and I am so excited about it! Our formal dining room is our play room for the kiddos and this was a perfect decoration.
There are multiple ways you could complete this project. I had a pack of 8.5×11 sized Kraft paper laying around and decided to go that route. You can purchase Kraft paper similar to what I used at a craft store like Michael’s or Amazon. I chose to use Photoshop to design the letters and shape of the banner. First, create the outline for the pennant shape you plan to cut out. I placed two on my 8.5×11 sized document. I always use high resolution (around 300 ppi) so my projects come out looking crisp.
For the border of the banner shapes, I recommend lowering the layer opacity to about 30 percent. It will allow you to see enough to cut it out but makes sure it can’t be seen if I mess up a little. For the letters, I chose a font I liked best. I love a good handwritten font but I wanted to keep in mind that my children will be learning what letters look like. So, I made sure that the letters weren’t too wacky in any sort of way.
Once I had all 26 letters placed in the document, I was ready to print! My husband purchased the Canon Pixma MX920 printer this past Christmas and so far, I love it. This printer worked great for my project and had no issue with the Kraft paper. The banner pieces were cut out with a good pair of scissors, although you could use an X-ACTO knife and ruler if you prefer. Lastly, cut your jute to the length you want. The length of the jute is up to you depending on how close you want your letters and if you want to add the bow at each end.
To complete your banners you will also need 26 clothespins and either tacks or small nails to hang your banners on the wall. I chose to hang mine up pretty high to avoid little hands getting a hold of them. Once you’ve completed your banners, take a step back and enjoy a job well done!
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