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Making a Banner

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Banners are a fun way to decorate for a holiday, party, or other event. They can be made in so many ways, from the computer banner to a crafty fabric display. This is a page about making a banner.


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By 4 found this helpful
January 27, 2011

This is a nice and colorful way to fill in all the empty spaces of a room that need "something" while you use up all the remnants of fabrics that are almost too small to do anything with.

College dorms, first apartments, and bedrooms all make ideal subjects for this easy-to-make crafty treatment.

Approximate Time: 3 or more hours




  1. Select your fabric based on the colors and prints you like best. Decide on one or more shapes to make your banners and get started. Decide on the shapes you'd like to use and make a pattern using an empty cereal box. If you want more than one shape, be sure to make patterns for all so that they end up being fairly close to the same size.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of the same or contrasting fabrics and sew them front sides together. You'll probably want to mark a seam line, then pin into place to make sewing faster and easier.

    Machine or handstitch. They're easy enough to sew by hand and watch TV at the same time.
  3. Leave the top of the banner open. Turn the banner to the right side, and press flat to sharpen edges.
  4. Use wide bias tape to string them together and sew the top sides of each banner into the fold of the tape. Space them so that they are either touching side-by-side or with the same distance between each banner.
  5. Sew the bias tape all the way from one end to the other keeping the seam straight and making sure to capture the tops of every banner in the fold. This is made much easier if you pin everything in place prior to beginning to stitch.
  6. Tie the ends of the bias tape to a screw or nail in the wall or ceiling and you have instant room decor for anywhere you choose to put it.
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    Source: My great-granddaughter, Bianca, who made all the banners in the pictures. She is a grad student at Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh and will have her Master's in Art Management in May of this year. It's been a long hard 6 years, but she's having the time of her life right now with a first apartment. :-)

    By Julia from Boca Raton, FL

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October 2, 2013

Add a handmade touch of fall to your home decor. This banner is simple to put together. All you need is fall theme cardstock, twine, and your favorite fall stickers.

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August 18, 20050 found this helpful

I recently recieved a catalog in the mail that had everything you could possibly want for a child's birthday party. But the cost of the stuff was crazy!

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October 3, 20070 found this helpful

Tips for making a banner for a birthday, holiday, or any celebration. Post your own ideas here.

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By 0 found this helpful
May 9, 2007

I'm having a banner made for my son's high school graduation party. He's into mud mogging with big trucks big time, and I am needing help with what to put on the banner.


I'm going to have congratulations and his name on it, but i would like to have something catchy on it. Please help!


By (Guest Post)
May 10, 20070 found this helpful

Got Mud?

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By teresa (Guest Post)
May 10, 20070 found this helpful

roll model cars in brown paint and roll onto banner. you could even shape the letters with tire tracks.

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By denise w (Guest Post)
May 10, 20070 found this helpful

hi its all about the dirt! and or boys and their toys. my son owns an atv and dirtbike shop and these are well known slogans

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By Aggie (Guest Post)
May 10, 20070 found this helpful

How about "Just Keep Pourin' It To It", "A Little Rooster Tail Never Hurt Anybody", or "It's All About Big Boy Toys".

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November 17, 20110 found this helpful

My daughter's birthday party is Saturday and I need about a 4 foot by 6 foot cloth banner. She is also using this as a backdrop for pictures. Her theme is masquerade and it is semi-formal. Any suggestions would be great.


By Misty


November 18, 20110 found this helpful

Do you want to paint or write on the banner yourself? If so, go to a home improvement store and buy a drop cloth. There are some that are 4 feet wide I think. They are canvas so would be nice and heavy.

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By 0 found this helpful
December 8, 2008

Here is what I would like a banner printed on decent paper that says: HOLLYWOODS with the Hollywood Hills background. Black and White print. Notice the 'S' on Hollywood. You can easily create your own Hollywood Hills Banner by googling 'make your own Hollywood hills banner online'. I have done so already. My problem is that I can't get enough resolution to enlarge the picture to 12 inches high and 6 feet long. I'd like the banner printed on decent paper to decoupage onto a board. Thanks so much for any info.

Christine from Dover, DE


December 10, 20080 found this helpful

Call or go see a commercial printer. For such a small project it shouldn't take them much time or you much money. Good luck.

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