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Decorations for a Tailgate Birthday Party

Celebrate the birthday guy or gal with a handmade banner that you can hang across the back of your vehicle.

Our how-to will help you craft something special and you an use whatever colors to customize to the special guest's favorite team.


How To Make an Easy Customized Birthday Banner:



Step 1: Cut a sheet of decorative scrapbook paper into a 12 inch by 6 inch rectangle.



Step 2: Make a pencil mark on the reverse side of the paper along the top edge at 1inch, 6 inches, and 11 inches. Mark the bottom edge of the paper at 3 1/2 inches and 8 1/2 inches as shown. Draw lines between the marks at the top of the paper and the bottom to form triangles.



Step 3: Cut each of the triangle shapes out and glue to a sheet of colored cardstock.



Step 4: Cut around the triangle shape, leaving a 1/4 inch cardstock border around all edges. Use decorative scissors to create a fun edge. 



Step 5: After each pennant is cut out, punch two small holes at each edge of the top of pennant and thread ribbon or twine through, leaving just a small space between each pennant.



Step 6: Tie short lengths of ribbon between each pennant and dress up with any embellishments you might like. We stuck letters on a few of the pennants to form the birthday boy's name.

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