- Wood Branch Cuts. (I got Birch Tree Rounds from Michaels, but I can't find it on their website. So these should work.)
- Twine ( I used this, but any twine works!)
- Needle ( I used one of these)
- Acrylic Paint ( I used black, white, gold and glitter)
- Small Paint Brushes like these
- You may want some needle nose pliers
I chose to paint a white background on mine and have one side say "Merry Christmas" while the other side said "Happy New Year!" Because to my joy and surprise there is the same amount of characters!
Just make sure that if you do choose to do a reversible banner that you mirror the letters.. So the wood piece with the letter "M" for "Merry" should have the "Y" for "Happy". I did it the wrong way and ended up with one side saying "Merry Christmas" and the other said "!yppaH raeY weN" ... Don't worry if it happens to you just sand down one side and repaint it! Works like a charm.
Tip: If you want fun polka dots like mine, use the other side of the paint brush!
Stringing Up the Banner
Drill bit size is up to you... We used a 3/32", but you just need to make sure the hole is large enough for the twine you are using, but not too big for the wood cut.
It can be hard to push twine through a wood circle so the easiest thing to do is thread the twine through a needle and use the needle to string all the letters together. On the wider pieces I used pliers to grab the needle and pull it through, I just didn't feel like poking myself all over!