Last year, I made a very simple baby shower sign with the words, “Congrats, It’s a Girl!” Before I planned on posting this tutorial, I wanted to write up a nice post about how women around the world celebrate the birth of a child in their respective communities. Unfortunately, time was not on my side, and so this tutorial was put in the back burner until I could find time to research more about this topic.
While American culture displays a very well put together shower, as seen in many beautiful Pinterest photos, not every culture celebrates the upcoming birth of a child into the world. In some cultures, families and friends wait until after the birth of the baby to hold a party, which essentially becomes a birthday party instead of a baby shower.
Whether you’re celebrating the upcoming birth of a child or the baby is already here, this simple tutorial is something that could be used to celebrate the before or after birth of a little girl. And this banner could not have turned out any easier. I have uploaded a free template of the lettering, so all you have to do is download, print, cut and paste.
Recollection’s Paper Flowers – available at your local Michaels
Recollections red card stock paper (8.5 x 11) – also available at Michaels
Step 1. *Download “Congrats It’s a Girl”Banner.* Print template.
Step 2. Cut a 1/4″ to 1/2″ border around words. Use letters as a guideline. Be consistent as you cut around the edges.
Step 3. Cut 8..5 x 11″ red card stock paper along the 11″ length side. Be sure to cut exactly halfway down the middle, using your paper trimmer’s grid lines as a guide.
Step 4. Punch two holes at the top of the card stock. See photo below for location of hole punch. I find that using one end of the three-hole punch helps with punching a hole consistently instead of using a single-hole punch.
Step 5. Glue letters onto card stock paper.
Step 6. Add Recollections paper flowers on or around letters. You can add sparingly or be as decorative as you like.
Step 7. Thread ribbon, or my case curling ribbon, through banner/sign.
Step 8. Voila! Project Complete!
You have a beautifully handmade baby shower sign for your friend, sister, or loved one. It’ll go by so fast that you could do it while watching tv.
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From my hometown to yours,