Melissa submitted our second awesome tissue paper project of the day, these colorful and bright tissue paper banners!
You will need:
* Tissue paper
* Craft punches
* Exacto knife
* Glue stick
Cut a stack of tissue paper to the desired size (9 1/2″ x 11″ or 6″ x 7″ for mini banners) and use paper clips to keep stack together.Â Account for an extra 1″ at the top of the banner.Â This will be folded over the string for hanging.Â A rotary cutter or an exacto knife works well.
Use a craft punches or scissors designed to different edge effects around the bottom and sides of banner.Â Alternatively you can use a smaller punch to add detail as shown.Â Artisans in Mexico use chisels of different shapes and “punch” out designs.Â There are many interesting shapes available in the scrappbooking sections of craft stores that have similar effects and are easy to use.
To create a design in the center, fold stack in half and cut a small heart.Â Alternatively templates can be used but this requires a steady hand with an exacto knife.
Using a glue stick, place a thin stripe of glue at the top of the banner and fold over a string.Â Continue adding banners leaving a few inches between each one.Â Allow for a few feet of string at the beginning and end so that the banner can be hung.
Hang the banners and enjoy!Â The creases in the tissue can be removed by using an iron on a low setting.