festive paper sign

paper sign for a baby shower along with festive spring flowers and mini lime cheesecakes!

paper sign for a baby shower along with festive spring flowers and mini lime cheesecakes!

One of my favorite ways to mark a special occasion is with a customized paper sign to offer congratulations, a happy birthday, or to celebrate an engagement.

I recently made an eclectic one for my coworker’s baby shower saying “congratulations.” I figure I can reuse this one for several occasions.

They’re remarkably easy and perfect to do while you’re enjoying your favorite show on TV.

materials

 

  • specialty printed paper with a fun and appropriate pattern (I used flowers for the baby shower, solid colors for an engagement party, and a fish pattern for by boyfriend’s birthday)
  • card stock paper in a more neutral color (I recommend one sheet per letter just in case)
  • spool of thick ribbon
  • hole punch
  • pencil
  • black Sharpie
  • scissors
  • rubber cement or double stick tape
  • two round objects like bowls, cups, or tuperware — one about an inch smaller than the other

instructions

 

  • Trace however many circles you need (one for each letter) with a pencil using the larger circle stencil and cut them out
  • Trace however many circles you need (one for each letter) with a pencil using the smaller circle and then cut them out
  • Adhere the smaller circle on top of the larger circle with either rubber cement or double stick tape
  • Trace a large letter in whatever style you like best on each small circle using a pencil, and then go over it with a Sharpie
  • Punch two holes on the top sides of each circle
  • Weave the ribbon through the holes — make sure your ribbon is forgiving and far thicker than the whole you’re threading through. Otherwise, the letters will move along the ribbon
  • Leave tails of ribbon on either side in case you need to tie the sign up
  • Enjoy!
photo 1

the mom-to-be always reminds me of anthroplogie, so I decided to mix a couple prints

tracing circles

tracing circles

a little hard to see, but it was nice to have something to stretch across the entrance and exit!

a little hard to see, but it was nice to have something to stretch across the entrance and exit!

be sure to leave a long tail of ribbon — even if you don't use it to hang the sign, it's pretty!

be sure to leave a long tail of ribbon — even if you don’t use it to hang the sign, it’s pretty!

 

cheers krista

 

 

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