When I was a little girl, it seemed like Summer lasted forever. It took an eternity to get through an entire year, but when Summer came around it was good. Playing out side in the sunshine, riding bikes, swimming in the canal, and of course, heading to the reservoir to play in the water. I have always loved the summertime, but as an adult that has responsibilities, it just doesn’t quite seem as magical as it once did. These day, instead of getting up in the morning and heading outside to play, I make my to-do list and get working on it. One thing that we always try to do during the summer, is spend time together as a family on the weekends. My husband just changed from a job that would keep him for long hours during the week, to one that seems to be letting him be home with us more. Yay! He just started this week, so I don’t know if that will change in the future, but for now, I’m loving it. My kids got out of school last Friday, and my husband started his new job on Monday, so we really didn’t have a change to spend time together as a family while my husband wasn’t working, so we’ll be doing that on the weekends. To help with spending time together on the weekends, I put together this Summer Fun Banner. Today, I’m sharing with you how easy it was to make, so you can make one for your own home.
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Summer Fun Banner Supplies:
- Banner Punch Board
- 6×6 Brightly Colored Cardstock Weight Paper
- Paper Straws
- Baker’s Twine
- Dimensional Adhesive
- Hexagon Punch
- White Cardstock
- Large Needle
Cut your 6×6 sheets in half, creating two pieces of paper. Use the Banner Punch Board to make your banner shapes. Trim the top of your banner shapes to make sure they are the length that you are wanting.
Cut your paper straws into the lengths that you’d like them.
Just a tip: Cut paper straws over a box. They like to go flying when cut, and doing it over a box helps to keep them contained.
Once you have all of your banner pieces, lay them out to figure out the pattern that you’d like to use. Start your banner by stringing three pieces of paper straws onto the baker’s twine. Then add a banner pieces. Continue until you have all the banner pieces on your banner.
Use your punch to punch out some paper. Write some fun activities on the punched shapes for your family to do
Attach them to your banner using dimensional adhesive.
And your banner is all finished. It will be a great reminder of the fun things you can do with your family this summer. Hang it up somewhere that everyone can see it.
I think the paper straws are a fun addition to the banner, what do you think?
What are some of your favorite summer activities?
I’ll be getting this out and hung up soon. Hopefully I can plan a few of these and get them on the calendar soon!