In addition to making two alphabet banners, one with uppercase letters and one with lowercase letters, I also made a “Welcome” banner and a “Congratulations” banner with the soon-to-be parents’ names. I made these banners as baby shower decorations, but I think they would also be cute in a classroom or playroom.
I printed the alphabet in 370 pt Times New Roman outline font and used the print outs as guides for cutting the paint chips into letters.
I used a glue tape runner to affix the letters to the dictionary pages. I glued the letters to their corresponding dictionary pages although some of the letters had less than a page in the dictionary so this was not always possible.
For the first banner, I hand sewed each page to a strip of ribbon using three stitches for each page. (The cord for my sewing machine appears to have gone missing during our most recent move.) This took a lot of time. For the remaining banners, I skipped the sewing and stapled the pages to the ribbon using blue staples.
- Printed letters
- Paint chips
- Thread and needle or stapler with staples that match the ribbon
- Glue tape
To read more about the book-themed baby shower decorations, see this post on DIY paint chip bookmarks.