This simple and personalized Father’s Day banner is easy on your wallet, but will make Dad feel super special! Whether you are celebrating your dad, husband, or someone else this Father’s Day, adding pictures of your favorite guy to a banner is a clever way to give Dad something unique and from the heart. You can even get your kids involved in this Father’s Day craft!
Whip up this DIY personalized photo banner for Father’s Day.
Hi everyone! I’m Becca and I blog at Hello Central Avenue. I share inspiration and ideas about DIY projects, home decor, and parties! I’ve been guest posting on The Crazy Craft Lady for a few months now. With summer right around the corner and school letting out, you should check out my latest guest post, “Summer Break Teacher Gifts,” for some end of the year teacher gift inspiration! Having been a teacher, I know exactly how hard they work all year!
Father’s Day Banner
I recently opened my Cricut Explore Air 2 that I got about two years ago. I’m mortified that I waited this long to open it, but now I’m obsessed! I jumped at the chance to use it again! This time I decided I’d make a Father’s Day banner saying, “DAD IS RAD,” to celebrate my husband. I know he’s not my father, but he works hard for our family and deserves a shoutout! Oh, and because my kids don’t know how to use a Cricut machine. Although, it’s super easy! If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can easily use stencils to make your letters.
I wanted to make the banner a little less generic, so I decided to compile a collage of pictures of my husband and add them to the “D’s” in “DAD.” I used photos of him from all different times in his life to create the collage. Actually I cheated because the pictures are from a collage that I made for his fortieth birthday party! You can see more from his fortieth birthday part in my post “How to Throw a 40th Birthday Party on a Budge: Affordable & Easy Ideas!“ You could easily make a collage of images on a program like Photoshop, Canva, or Picmonkey. Canva and Picmonkey are both FREE! I use Canva and Photoshop all the time. If you are using Canva, all you have to do is upload the images, and then you can create the collage. I glued the collages onto the “D’s,” strung some wooden beads, and the rest of the letters on some gold and white twine to create my personalized Father’s Day banner!
- Cricut (cutting machine) or letter stencils
- Collage of Dad
- Small hole puncher
- Baker’s twine
- Wooden beads (I used 1 inch beads.)
- Glue stick
- Large sewing needle (optional, but it makes things easier!)
How to Make: The Father’s Day Banner
- Cut out your letters, spelling “DAD IS RAD.” You can use a cutting machine or trace letter stencils onto cardstock, and cut them out yourself. (You can visit my last guest post, which I’ve linked above, if you need a tutorial on how to set up a project in Cricut Design Space for your Cricut cutting machine.)
- Trace the “D’s” in “DAD” onto the front of the picture collages. Cut out the “D’s” from your collages and glue them onto the “D’s.” You can trim off any excess cardstock that shows through.
- Punch two holes in the top of each letter so that you will be able to thread your twine through the letters. Do your best to punch the holes on the same line, so that the letters on the Father’s Day banner will hang straight.
- Measure the desired length of the banner and cut the twine accordingly.
- Tie a knot in one end, and then begin stringing the wooden beads and letters. My pack of beads came with nineteen beads, so I decided to put seven on the outsides of the banner and two beads in between each word. (I used a large sewing needle to thread the twine through the letters and beads.)
- Tie off the other end of the twine to complete your personalized Father’s Day banner!
Although I made this banner for Father’s Day, there are so many ways you could customize this…a wedding anniversary…a birthday! The possibilities are endless! I used my Cricut cutting machine for this project, but before I had one, I used stencils and cookie cutters to create banners and tags! You can see my “Paint Swatch Gift Tags” for some summer gift wrapping inspiration!
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