This is the simplest of banners, it just takes a little bit of patience. I made one for A’s birthday and he loved it so much he wanted it in his room after his party. I then ended up making one for J’s circus birthday and even though I was planning to get red and white stripe the boys convinced me to go in another direction…

Duct Tape Mustache BannerMustache duct tape was too hilarious to pass up.

As I said before this is a really easy banner to make, however, I have developed a little strategy to make it easier to put together and it all has to do with folding the tape.

Mustache tape foldingThe first time I tried to make A’s banner I first pulled all the tape I needed and then tried to fold it in half and it was a huge disaster. Then I wised up. If you fold it exactly in half to begin with and then slowly crease it as you pull the tape, it is MUCH easier. It takes a little bit of patience because if you try to pull out too much tape at once it will mess up the fold, and duct tape does not un-stick easily.

Once you have the length that you want simple snip the end and then I usually go back through and try to get rid of any air pockets. Then fold each end and make a small snip with your scissors and you can hang it on a command hook like I did for the boys’ birthday parties…

G.I. Joe Party ThemeMustache bannerAnd add pictures with little clothespins.

And then after the party I transferred it to their rooms using pins, but you could also use command hooks.

Duct Tape Banner Duct tape banner Duct tape banner Duct Tape BannerSimple and cute! And a great way to display pictures of the birthday kid!

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