Thursday, May 21, 2009

Congratulations Banner...

Our daughter's graduation is now just a couple weeks away so it has been a busy time around our house lately. After making lists of things to do these past couple of months, the time is finally here when the shopping and finally preparations are being made. It is such an exciting time and it is a day that we look forward to with much anticipation.

The day after her graduation we are having an open house with friends and family. While trying to keep everything simple and within our budget, we also want this to be a very special party for Jessica. After deciding upon decorations and everything else, I am excited to see it all come together that day. Thank you Jessica for all your patience these last few weeks. I know that I have driven you crazy with all my questions, lists, and paying attention to all the little details. We love you so very much and are incredibly proud of you!

Jessica at Senior Prom last weekend... don't you just love the bare feet?

Some time ago, I saw paper banners on etsy that I thought were so cute and fun and could be used for any type of celebration. I thought I would give a try at making a "Congratulations" banner.

All I needed was a circle cutter, stencils, and decorative paper. I chose orange, black, and white since those are Jessica's school colors.

The first thing I did was to cut out a small white circle (2") and then stamped the letters I needed on each of them. I'm sure that you could also choose a font, enlarge it, and print it from your computer as well.

I then cut out two more circles. I think these were 4" and 6" in diameter.

Then just start gluing them together for each letter you have...

Then glue the letter on...

To tie them together I simply punched a hole on both sides of the circle and used three different patterns of ribbon and tied them together.

And then you will have this...


  1. Christy,
    This banner is AWESOME!!! I love how you made orange, black, and white look cute! :-) I can't wait for the party!

  2. Congratulations to your lovely daughter!! This is such a great time in her life. I wish many blessings for her in the future!! Love your banner--Great idea!!

  3. Christy~
    How very exciting this time is for you! Know that I've been praying for you you make final preparations...!!

    I LOVE..LOVE..LOVE... your banner!

    Everything is going to be PERFECT for her special day!!

  4. That is so cute! I love how you tied them together on the sides instead of hanging them from a ribbon. LOVE it!

  5. Congratulations in advance to your beautiful daughter.

    The banner is very nice! I'm sure she is going to be thoroughly blessed in the celebration.

  6. Congrats to your daughter! What an exciting time in her life! I love seeing just a glimpse of your relationship with her and how close you all are. You done good, Mama!

    SUCH a cute banner!

  7. Congrats to Jessica! Such an exciting time, and I loved the picture from last week (especially the bare feet!) This banner is INCREDIBLE! Turned out so well! Thank you for sharing this as well as the "How To". I'm going to have to try this later in the summer for the bridal shower for for my daughter-in-law to be! Blessings!

  8. Congratulations to Jessica! We are in graduation mode around here as well. I love the banner, I wonder if I could whip one up before the 30th? We will be having a luncheon here right after the ceremony (very casual, hopefully outside) and I did most of my party shopping today. My daughter left today for her senior trip and won't return until the evening before graduation, I think she was kind of glad to just leave me to my own devices on the party planning!

  9. That banner turned out so cute. What did you use for the letters? Do you have stencils or just perfect handwriting?

  10. Congratulations to your daughter! The banner is great and she looks just beautiful in her prom dress!

  11. SO,SO Cute....both the daughter and the banner!!


  12. It looks great! I love that you used the colors of Jessica's school. I can't wait to see all of the details come together that you have planned for the party. I'm sure it will be fabulous!

  13. You have a beautiful girl! And the banner looks great.

  14. That is so cute! I love it. What a special time of year for all of you. I continue to pray for you as you enjoy celebrating your beautiful daughter.

  15. Christy, Congratulations to you all! She is adorable. And you did great on the Banner! :) Blessings.

  16. Hi, Christy. You have a lovely blog. And you are very creative. The banner is awesome.

    I enjoyed stopping by.

    Many blessings.


  17. Love the banner!!! So creative...thanks for sharing!

  18. great banner! your daughter looks beautiful - hope she enjoys every minute of her celebrations! congrats.

  19. Christy...congrats to your daughter. Your banner COOL! Lovin' it!

  20. I loved reading your blog tonight.
    Be sure and stop by my blog and sign up for the "10 Giveaways" that I will draw for on Wednesday.

    Also, please pray for sweet Maggie as she returns to St Jude's this week. Would love for you to grab her button for your blog...


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