Last night, spur of the moment, I decided to make a banner for my bedroom.
I have been wanting to make something for above my dresser and mirror because the room feels too short there and I need something fun to even out the space.
I decided to make a banner that says “Come What May” (inspired by Moulin Rouge) from book pages and string.
Something similar to this was my inspiration:
I gathered my supplies:
1. Book from Dollar Tree ($1.00-I picked this up a few month ago with this project in mind)
2. A roll of string (also $1.00 from Dollar Tree)
3. Hole punch (on hand)
4. Marker in your choice of color (on hand, I chose RED)
5. Washi tape to attach to the wall (on hand)
6. a saying or phrase of your choice (I have a master list of sayings I like, so I consulted that and picked my fav)
I then started ripping pages out of the book, I chose pages with a full page of text and no titles to keep the look uniform.
Next, I took my RED marker and started on my letters. I tried to write large, simple, and at least a tad fancy :)
Now, it’s time to punch some holes.
I punched 2 holes in each sheet of paper, one on each side as close to the top and sides as I could without jeopardizing the paper breaking.
Next, simply start weaving the string through the holes of the pages in the order the pages go in the banner. (I added a blank book page to the beginning and end of the banner as well as in-between each word.)
I then knotted the ends of the string. Almost done!
Time to grab your favorite washi tape and put that banner up!
Honestly, the washi tape is barely visible on my wall but at least I know it’s cute, right?
I put the banner up (by myself of course-I hate to ask for help :)) and it felt a little too high.
I simply moved the banner down a bit and now it’s perfect.
What do you guys think?
I LOVE how easy and CHEAP this project was-only $2.00!
*going off a suggestion from a friend I removed the first and last page of the banner (both blank) and I LOVE the way it looks. The saying seems to stand out more now and the room doesn’t look cluttered. Thanks Rachael!