Paper Party Banner for a Boy

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Navy. I love the color navy. When my friend Alicia & I had the wonderful opportunity to throw a sweet friend (and my neighbor!) a simple baby shower to celebrate the arrival of her third baby (he’s here!!), I was probably way too excited to use the color navy. (With having three girls, I have grown to really, really, really love pink–I see it all the time!–but it’s SO fun to do boy-themed stuff, too!)

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This banner was pretty simple to make! Here’s how it came together…

– I knew I wanted 2 strands of bunting coming from a cluster of tissue pompoms & lanterns over the center of the table. I wanted a mix of patterns & colors & shapes.

– I ended up using:

  • 1 12×12 sheet patterned paper (navy zigzag/chevron)
  • 1 12×12 sheet of navy textured cardstock
  • 1 12×12 sheet of blue textured cardstock
  • 6 white triangle paper buntings using the measurements from this post, already had on hand — but it’s equivalent to 1 12×12 sheet of white textured cardstock
  • 6 kraft cardstock triangle paper buntings – equivalent to 1 12×12 sheet of kraft cardstock
  • package of 8-inch (or 10-inch??) paper doily bunting
  • ribbon

– The navy zigzag pattern was my starting point of inspiration. I selected two textured cardstock colors — a navy and a blue — to coordinate with it. Those I cut from a chipboard bunting template we used for the name sign (see below). Then I added my kraft & white triangles I always keep on hand, and at the last minute threw in some paper doilies (folded in half) leftover from Cate’s first birthday party.

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– I chose an order that appealed to me visually, and strung them in that pattern over and over again! I did: zigzag -> white -> blue -> kraft -> navy -> doily. I used 16-17 pieces per strand.

– I used 6 zigzag, 6 white, 6 blue, 6 kraft, 6 navy, & 4 doilies. You can make the triangles following the directions in this post. Six paper pennants can be made from 1 12×12-inch sheet of paper!

– I punched the corners of each piece of paper the alternated stringing them front/back. I simply folded the doilies over the ribbon & used a glue-stick to glue the ends.

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– Alicia made the super cute name banner! I love the shape of 2-point pennants! She used the same navy zigzag paper & blue/navy cardstock. The base of the banner was chipboard pennants, found at Hobby Lobby. (Click here to view their selection!)

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We served simple appetizers! My favorite of the night were bacon-wrapped sweet potato bites made by Alicia… my first time trying them, but — so delicious!

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Some of the girls in our small group! I am so, so thankful for these ladies & I have loved getting to know them!!

 

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