Read my other Rapunzel Birthday Party Posts:
Today I wanted to show you how I made those cute banners you may have noticed in the background of the pictures of Pumpkin’s 5th birthday. Real Rapunzel Birthday. You really could use this pattern to make pendants for any party or occasion. I know to some people this won’t be considered real easy as my title suggests, but I thought they weren’t hard, just some time and figuring out how to put them together.
I liked using these rather than the other versions I found. The other versions were print your own (which I didn’t want to use all that ink to print enough) or making them entirely from fabric. For me, this seemed like a nice in between version that I could handle making relatively easily.
(and the bagel bird feeder outside…made by pumpkin. It
I also got my template for my sun from her site. If you right click on the picture of the sun on her site, you can save as and have your own template.
This seemed pretty straightforward, but once I got to making them, there was just a little more to it than I thought there would be. I thought I could add a bit to what was already on her site. She is from New Zealand where they use a different size paper. Her directions didn’t work with the 12×12 scrapbook paper that I was using. At least they didn’t work the way that I did it, maybe this is really straightforward to everyone else, but I found it a tiny bit hard to get them to all come out exactly the same.
To get 3 equal pendants out of each 12×12 piece of scrapbook paper, you need to do the following:
1. Use a ruler to mark the center point of the top of your paper.
2. At the bottom of your paper, mark at 3″ and 9″ as shown.
3. Cut from your center point to your 3″ and 9″ points.
|After making the first 2 cuts from the center point to the 3″ & 9″ points|
|Lined up for the cut – it is lined up on the cutting mat with the blade and |
bar for the blade up.
|Here is what your 12×12 paper looks like now.|
|Final product hung up – you can also see the lanterns I made|
that I will blog about in another post
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