I wanted a Father's day & Birthday banner for the DIY'ers in my life...
I felt like Duct Tape might be just the right texture. ;)
Father's Day & Birthdays are all really close around here, so I made the banner so I could switch out the letters in a day, by stringing them on some ribbon.
Step 1: Cut Out Some Cardboard Triangles
I used packaging right from my recycling bin.
Step 2: Add Your Letters, Choose a Stencil Font
- I printed out some letters that fit, from a stencil font.
(This was important so I didn't lose the insides of the letter forms.)
- I traced the letters, pressing hard enough to make a mark on the cardboard with a ball point pen.
- Then I retraced the lines, so they were easy to see.
Step 3: Cut Out the Letters
I used an exact-o-knife to cut out all the letter bits.
Step 4: Taping the Banner
This is a "rinse & repeat" process.
- Put some tape down
- Cut where it covered the holes
- Fold the cut portions over
... rinse and repeat
Step 5: Reinforcement for Some Letters
A couple of letters (like the "A" here), would start to droop, with the added weight of the tape.
I added small pieces of wire, to give them some extra strength.
I taped the wire on the back, and then kept covering over it with tape.
Step 6: Ta Daaa
I added holes in the corners, and strung it up with ribbon.
By adding the letters "B" and "I" when I made my banner, I could easily change the sign from "Happy Father's Day" to "Happy Birthday"
Step 7: * Pro Tip
I also created some "blank" triangles, so I could tape up changing information from time to time.