Illustrator and a few Illustrator skills -
Using Illustrator, I picked a typeface I liked and typed each letter for Holly's name 5" tall. I then converted each letter to outlines. Next, I created the tabs. Create a 1.5" diameter circle, cut it in half and join it with a 1.5" x 2" rectangle. Join them with sides of letters.
Without Illustrator -
You could technically draw the tabs in Word, too, if you wanted. Another way: use Word to print letters that are 5" high. Cut out tab template (below) and use it to trace onto your letter print outs. For letters with straight sides, line them up with the dotted line. For letters like Y you'll have to adjust, just make sure you have the tabs equal on each side.
- Exacto knife
- Card stock
- Hole punch & eyelet setter
- Glue stick or spray glue
- Decorative paper
I bought teal glitter paper. I love it. I absolutely want to cover everything in it. Glitter. Glitter. Glitter.
Once all of your letters are cut, use your hole punch to punch holes in each tab. Next, use an eyelet for each hole. Starting with the first letter, attach an eyelet to the left hole. Place the second letter's tab on top of first letter's right tab. Secure together with an eyelet. Be sure not completely hammer the eyelet into place - you want the letters to be able to pivot, so just enough that they move, but do not come apart. Repeat for all of the letters and add an eyelet to the right tab of the last letter.