Today, I am sharing my April banner for my ‘12 Months of Banners‘ series. Every time I think of April, I think of the saying “April showers bring May flowers”. We have had a particularly wet spring here in northern Arizona. I decided to create a mini banner for April since I have only made larger banners with my punch board so far. This banner is a quick one and takes less than ten minutes to create!

April Showers Bring May Flowers - 12 Months of Banners

I want to thank American Crafts for supplying me with the products for this series. This post contains affiliate links.

Supplies needed:

When looking through the paper pack when I first got it at the beginning of this series, I saw the little umbrella paper and knew I would use it on a spring banner. I also chose some blue clouds and blue polka dot paper. And I picked out almost all of the floral papers in the pack. They are so happy and fun. 

Start by cutting each paper you are going to use to 2″ x 3″ with your paper trimmer.

Trim paper to 2 inches by 3 inches

 

Using the banner punch board, I created a flag shape at the bottom of each banner piece by lining up my paper at the number 2 vertical white lines. Line up the top edge of your paper with the highest horizontal blue line. Close the cutting arm, and use the cutting blade to trim down first from the left and then from the right along the top guide.

Use We R Memory Keepers banner punch board to create flag

Punch holes in the top of each banner piece using the punch board.

Use banner punch board to punch holes in corners of banner pieces

String twine through each banner piece. I alternated the umbrellas and blue papers with the floral papers. Since this banner is so simple I added the twine so you can see a long strip of twine on the front of each banner piece.

Banner shapes for mini April showers banner

String twine through banner pieces

This banner was quick and easy to make. It is small and fits perfectly on my gallery wall shelves in our front entry way.

April Showers Bring May Flowers mini banner

April Showers Bring May Flowers banner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Be sure to check back to see all the other banners in the 12 Months of Banners series.

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