I know when I originally introduced the Tailgating Series I thought I would lose some of you but you are still here…YAY! The other day I told you what my Top 10 Tailgating Essentials were and if you read along with me, you would see this week I am showing you how to make your own team decor taking you from drab to fab!!! You will definitely stand out amongst your tailgating friends. But, if you don’t tailgate you can still decorate for that team party you throw. I love a party!!!
Today I am going to show you how you can make a DIY team banner for your next tailgate party or birthday party, etc. Take a look at my finished product:
Here are the products I used:
- 65lb. Cardstock in team colors
- Mod Podge for Paper by Plaid Crafts
- Curling Ribbon
- Silhouette Cameo
**If you don’t have a Silhouette Cameo you can design your pennant style, print and cut with an exacto knife and a self healing mat.
I love me some Tennessee Titans! If you aren’t familiar with their logo let me share with you. It will make sense on how I designed my banner:
The first thing I did in the Silhouette Software was find a pennant that I liked from their Online Store.
Here is what it looks like in the Silhouette Software (I have the designer edition).
I chose the 65lb. cardstock setting and using my cutting mat, it cut the banners perfectly for me.
Next, I typed out my phrase I wanted. I chose GO TITANS in alternating colors. I used the IMPACT font and a font size of 288pt. Once I had my letters cut I knew I wanted to personalize it more. Do you see the flame in the Titans logo I showed you earlier? Well, I went to the Silhouette Online Store and found a very similar flame. I cut two large flames to anchor the banner and then used two small ones to embellish the letters. Lets take a closer look:
See those flames? How stinkin’ cute are those?
Last but not least, I finally got to use my Mod Podge stash from Plaid Crafts I won over at Today’s Creative Blog.
Look at all the amazing stuff I won including Amy Anderson’s Mod Podge Rocks book! Woot! I never realized there were so many different types of Modge Podge. I chose the Paper labeled Mod Podge. I used it to glue the letters and embellishments onto the banners and then I placed a thin layer over the entire pennant. It gave it much more oomph and sturdiness.
Now if you can’t find anything in their Online Store then stick around because Thursday I am going to share with you how to use the trace function in Silhouette. Can’t wait!!! It will truly make you stand out!
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