I started with some chipboard banner pieces I bought at Stamp Asylum in Plano. (I'm a tad obsessed with that store.) Because all of our picture frames in the nursery are black, I didn't want brown borders on the banner. I bought some black distress stain and covered the edges of the chipboard.
Next, I made a template from cardstock and used it to trace onto scrapbook paper. (The robot paper is my husband's favorite.) I wouldn't ordinarily trace on the front of the paper, but I wanted to make sure everything was nice and straight with the designs. I then cut out the paper.
Next, I applied Mod Podge to the back of the paper and adhered it to the chipboard.
While all that was drying, I got out my handy-dandy Sizzix machine and cut out letters and stars.
Then I painted Mod Podge all over my cutouts and sprinkled liberally with glitter. I made a colossal mess in the process. Usually I love glitter, but today, I was hating it. Must be a pregnancy thing.
Also a pregnancy thing (or maybe it was just because I was too covered in glitter), I forgot to take any pictures of the next few steps. I Mod Podged all over the top of the banner pieces with the scrapbook paper adhered. Then I glued on all the glittery bits. Finally, I took it all out to the garage to spray everything with some clear sealer, as I don't want bits of glitter falling onto my baby.
With the banner pieces completed, I just needed to punch holes for the ribbon, then string it together.
Here's my super-simple secret for attaching bows to a banner and making loops for hanging. Tie bows, then flip them over and slip a twist tie through the back of it.
Next, make a loop in the hanging ribbon, and twist the twist tie around it. It makes a secure loop and keeps the bow attached to the ribbon.
Trim any ribbon ends you want, and voila! All done! Ready for hanging.
(Don't worry; it's only hanging on the crib for picture-taking purposes. It will go on the wall above the crib, with all strings safely out of reach of baby.)
I'm linking this post with Mod Podge Rocks, a very fun blog for Mod Podge projects. Be sure to visit there and take a look around. Lots of great stuff over there!