Monday, July 15, 2013

Monday Made It- Pennant Banner

I am loving how everyone seems to be making all these beautiful colorful pennants. I was wishing somebody would make some in colors that I needed to match my owl classroom. Then this weekend, I had a realization. I could do it myself! It is really quite easy if you already use powerpoint. So here goes my first tutorial...
 
You need to be in powerpoint. I made sure my page setup was portrait 8.5 X 11 inches. Then I chose a triangle from the drawing tool box. If you don't have that on your screen, go to the Insert tab and click on shapes. You'll see a variety of shapes. After getting my triangle on the page, I went to shape fill... see where the red arrow is pointing in the picture below... this where all the variations can take place...
 

When you click Shape Fill, a variety of choices pops up. You can pick different colors. I wanted to use some pretty patterned background pictures I had. So I picked picture and selected the file I wanted. Next, I went back to the Shape tools, and under the Shape Fill is the Shape Outline. I selected the color that I wanted. You can also choose Shape Effects to add shadows or a glow. I didn't do that to mine. Once you have the triangle done, you can overlay on top other shapes or clipart frames. I had fun playing around with a variety of options. I've created some new things for my classroom with the colors and owls of my choice! I haven't printed it out yet, but I am thinking of how it will all tie together in my new classroom! Below is a preview of what I am working on. Click on the picture to get the Welcome pennant for free.
 
 
Two of my bloggy friends are having giveaways. Wendy from Read With Me ABC is having a 100 Follower Giveaway and Amanda from Mrs. Pauley's Kindergarten is having a 400 Follower Giveaway. Congratulations to both ladies on their wonderful blogs! Click below to check them out.
 

 
 
 I am linking up with Tara for her Monday Made It.
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. Thanks for the tutorial! I've been trying to teach myself more crafty stuff this summer. :) Your project looks great!

    Cathy

    Mrs. Whitehead's Thoughts From Third Grade

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  2. I hadn't even thought of using PP to make my own pendants. Love the idea. Thanks!

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  3. Gwen, I just found your blog today and became a follower. I am also National Board Certified, and I think it's so awesome that you've done scoring! I would also like to do that, but I'd probably have to take a reader with me, since I'm blind. I'm not sure if they'd accept me or not.

    If you'd like some freebies, please stop by my blog! :)

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

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  4. Great tutorial! I literally just went through the exact same thing myself. When I realized I could do it on my own I was so excited. Yours turned out super well :)

    Lauren
    The Sweetest Thing
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  6. Thank you! I just used your tutorial to make a Happy Birthday banner for my son. :)

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