Accordion Banner

In preparing for the tailgate, I knew an AUBURN banner was a MUST to set the stage.

Supplies:
12 x 12 scrapbook paper
Scissors (or paper cutter)
Glue
Cupcake Liners
Letter color paper
Twine
Hole Punch

How To:
Cut each of your 12×12 scrapbook pages into
8×12 an d 4×12 pieces.

Fold the 8×12 in an accordion like fashion (each fold should be around 3/4 of a inch).

Then do the same with the 4×12 piece.

Now, I’m about to jump around…so pay attention. Things are about to get crazy! :o)

Back to the 8×12 piece. Fold it in half.

Open the “fan” back up and spread glue in the middle. Then press again.

Let the folds fall back open, and this is what you should get…
if it doesn’t look like this, you might want to start again!

Now, pick up the 4×12 accordion piece. Glue one of the short sides to half of the bottom fold.

And make sure your pattern is facing up!

Pull the 4×12 piece around and glue to the other half of the fold.

You staying with me? We are almost there!
A few of the folds in the middle may be a little lose. So just dab some glue and push together.

The last part is simple. Add your cupcake liner, and cut out letter (I used my Silhouette).

Hole punch & thread with twine.

And there you have it.

Sharing with these lovely ladies!

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Comments

  1. Hi LB, thanks for showing us how to make those rosettes. They could have many uses. Good job with the banner too. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  2. Such a cute banner! Love it.

  3. I featured this tutorial in my “Top Ten CRAFTS I loved this week”.
    It's an awesome tutorial!!!
    Thanks!

    http://cosiendoycriando.blogspot.com/

  4. ohhhh my goodness I LOVE this {wellllll not the team buttt you know what I mean} !!!!! I LOVE that you are my one other blogging football fan! It is so fun! I would SO do this for Michigan!!!
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

  5. Awesome, so cute! Great job.

  6. I'm NOT an Auburn fan, but I love the banner! Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial. Gals like me need this!

  7. Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I've been meaning to try my hand at this but didn't want to frustrate myself with trial and error. You made it look simple and easy: my type of project! Thanks again!

  8. That is so cute and so versatile – I could see doing this for holidays or my beloved Bruins. :)

  9. So pretty! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-9.html

  10. These look great! I made some similar rosettes last week for a bridal shower I am hosting. Oh and WAR EAGLE! My family went to the game this weekend, we are great friends with the Lutzenkirchen family! #43!!

  11. Thanks for sharing!!!

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