We finished up Noah’s First Communion banner this weekend, and then we were able to turn it in!
With Noah being our oldest, we haven’t had to make a First Communion banner before, so we did have to look around online for the general concept, but then went with our own design.
First…I just have to say — oh man! I *love* the self-adhesive felt that I picked up. The felt for the chalice had a sticky back, and not only was it easier to put on the burlap we were given for our banner, but it also made it easier to cut. I also bought self-adhesive 2″ black letters as well. They were more than I wanted to spend, but they were SO worth it!
Noah was very impressed with the glitter felt that I picked up, so we decided to try to brainstorm for an idea of how to use our favorite one that I picked up — the one we ended up using for a sky.
I will admit — Eric and I did all of the cutting, and then we helped with the layout, but Noah helped as well. All three of us did some of the puffy paints — Eric doing the the actual artsy version of the puffy paint, me doing the top of the chalice to make sure it looked like a chalice (and the cross, again, to make sure it came out clearly), and then Noah did the wobbly outline of the chalice. I found myself stressing some about that not being perfect, and then I thought, “Darn it — it’s his banner, it’s okay if it actually looks like he helped.”
Really — I suspect that when I look back at it in years to come, that wobbly gold glitter puffy paint will be my favorite part.
Need more First Communion ideas and resources, including a downloadable ebook with First Communion Preparation and Printable First Communion Banner Patterns? Be sure to check out my First Communion Resources page!
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