DIY: HUGE BANNER FOR YOUR BLOG

If you’re a blogger, you’re probably sitting at your desk for several hours a day. When you’re spending that much time in one room, it may be a good idea to decorate it to your liking so you’ll feel more motivated to work. Decorating it with things you’ve made yourself will give you a sense of accomplishment, at least in my case. When I’m sitting behind my desk, writing things for my blog, I look around and see so many of the DIY’s I’ve made these past couple of months. Seeing what I’ve achieved so far makes me feel very good and motivated to keep going. Today, I’ll be showing you how I made this huge banner for my blog. You can make this yourself, using your own blogname, place it in your workspace and let the blogging begin!

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STEP ONE

Take a look at your foamboard and measure the length and width so you can figure out how big or small your letters should be. This all depends on how many letters you’ll be putting onto your board and what font you decide to go with. Since ink is very expensive, you want to make sure you use as little as possible. I went with a white font, but made the outline a light grey.

Here are the settings I used:
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STEP TWO

Now that you have your letters, cut them out using some scissors.

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STEP THREE

Place your cutouts on some cardboard and trace the outlines with a pencil. After this, you’re going to cut them out using an exactoknife or some scissors, depending on the thickness of the cardboard.

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STEP FOUR

Using a paintcolor of your choice, paint each letter.

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STEP FIVE

While your painted letters are drying, you can get started on attaching the flowers to the foamboard. I pierced some ironwire trough the flowers so I could just stick them into the foam. Do this to all of them until you’re satisfied with the arrangement. You might have to lay them out before you start.

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STEP SIX

If the paint has dried, you can now start with the final step. Take some ironwire and some tape and use these to stick your letters into the foam. I did this by cutting off a strip of ironwire, bending it at some point and then using tape to attach it to my cardboard letter. You might want to make a couple strips of ironwire for each letter, so it stays in place. I used about 2 strips on each letter.

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YOU’RE DONE!

It took me some time to finish this DIY, but I am so pleased with how it turned out. This is definitely the centerpiece of my entire workspace. If you plan on making this DIY yourself, please let me know. I would love to see how it turns out! Have you customized your workspace? Leave a comment down below 🙂

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