Easy Spring Banner Craft {Tutorial}

I’m so excited to share the frugal and easy Spring banner that I created to hang on the mantel!  I love how it turned out!

Adorable, right?

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • 4 – 12 x 12 pieces of scrapbook paper
  • 2 – 12 x12 pieces of cardstock {I used one white and one blue}
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Glue gun
  • Jute twine
  • Rubber cement
  • Pen
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors

Cut all four pieces of scrapbook paper into 8×12 and 4×12 pieces.  I cut mine like this {above} because I wanted the stripes to go around in circles once I had them pleated and folded.

Pleat 8 x 12 pieces like this.

Then fold pleated paper in half.

Hot glue one edge and then press the edges together to form a fan shape {half-round shape}.

Looking pretty!!

Then pleat the 4 x 12 pieces.

Put a dab of hot glue in between each fold near the tip.  Squeeze the pleats together.  Then hot glue the folded 4 x 12 piece to the folded 8 x 12 piece to complete a circle.

I LOVE how this paper folded and how the circles turned out!

To make the centers, I used my Silhouette machine to cut out scalloped white circles from cardstock.  You could also use decorative scissors to achieve a scalloped edge.

Use rubber cement to glue the circles to another piece of cardstock {I used blue} and then cut them out with scissors.  {See how they look below!}

Cut out letters whatever word you want.  Use a stencil or a cutting machine. I adore my Silhouette and use it all. the. time!

Punch holes in the circles {one on each side} and thread jute twine through so you can hang up your new, cute, Spring banner!

Now, in the words of my friend Beth, who inspires me daily…”go forth and be cute” and make an adorable Spring banner!  I made mine for less than $5.00 because I already had a few supplies on hand!! :)

Check out how I used my Spring banner to decorate my mantel!  It’s beautimous!

What is your favorite way to decorate for Spring?

Linked to: Made By You MondayToday’s Creative BlogTips & Tutorials Tuesday and Weekend Wrap Up Party!

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Put Your House in Order

I’m participating in a series, called “Put Your House in Order,” with a great group of bloggers. Each of us is tackling a different area of home management and sharing suggestions for the new year.

Check out how the others are ordering their homes this Spring:

Measuring Kids’ Growth With Picture Frames at Smockity Frocks
Spring Greens With Pepitas & Cilantro Lime Dressing at Good Cheap Eats
How to Become More Self-Disciplined – Women Living Well
Earning Extra Money At Home at Kingdom First Mom

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Comments

  1. Wow, it’s beautiful. Thank you for the how-to!
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  2. That is so beautiful, Myra! Unfortunately for me it looks like I would need to be able to cut a proper circle. ;) I am just not craft-talented.

    Jessie
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  3. Adorable! I am going to see if I have some paper for this project TODAY! :0)
    thanks for sharing!
    ~robin

  4. I just found your blog and I’m in loVE! This banner is so darling. I am leaving very inspired and for that I thank you. :)

  5. Those are adorable! I hate to say it, but I completely suck at decorating for anything. I really need to start doing more so this apartment feels like a home rather than the little box we live in!
    Heather´s last blog post ..Back Into the Groove

  6. That banner is wayyyyy too cute!! Love it! =)

  7. This is just so cute and it looks so d0-able! I love projects like that!

    Stopping by from Sumo’s Sweet Stuff
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  8. Lovely! Love it!

  9. This is such a great idea!!! I love it!! It’s perfect for Easter parties and any spring get together! I love it! Thank you so much for posting this! I think we’ll try to make these with my daughter for her Easter hunt party!

  10. I love this. Hands down, love it! My daughter will want one, I want one… can we just pay you to do it? :)
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  11. This is so adorable, I absolutely love it and doesn’t seem very hard! Thanks for sharing! I am your newest follower, really cute blog:) Stopping in from Get Your Craft On’s party:)
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  12. Love It!!! What a sweet idea!!
    Kerri´s last blog post ..Family Rules!!

  13. So, so cute!!!
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  14. Love this and how simple it is! Thanks for sharing. I’d love for you to join me Tuesday’s at: http://itssewforyou.blogspot.com/2011/04/its-sew-fun-tuesday-7.html
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  15. That is so pretty!

  16. I love your banner. It is so cute and cheerful.

    Ruth
    Ruth´s last blog post ..Spring Touches

  17. Wow! I think you could market these! Gorgeous girl! You are incredible!

    Much Love,
    Courtney

  18. This is perfect for Spring! Love all the colors and texture! Thanks for the tutorial!

  19. Love this! So Adorable!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

  20. That is so fun! I love it!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  21. Perfectly beautiful!

  22. That is ADORABLE!!!! I would love it if you link up to:

    What’s in Your Garden
    http://my-gardenofeden.blogspot.com/2011/04/whats-in-your-gardenlinky-party-4.html

    Thanks!!
    Abbi

  23. That paper is so adorable! What a cute idea.

  24. I really love this darling garland. And the colors you chose made it even better.

    Warmly, Michelle

  25. I love your banner! Thanks for sharing the tutorial – I’m adding this one to the list of things to try!

  26. That’s so pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. I’d love to do these for the Holidays.

  27. Hi
    I love this. I love banners and i think you chose the perfect paper! so darling

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    chickhardware.blogspot.com

  28. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I have been loving your blog for a while, this is adorable. I have completed a birthday banner and a Christmas banner, but we have no spring birthdays and this will be great to fill in the space for a few months. I will have to think about a summer and fall theme as well. I have been fiddling with the fanning process and yours looks much simpler than the one I was trying to mimic. Thank again.
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  29. Yay! SO pretty and fun. I am creating a “Happy Monster” party for a friend and now, I know exactly how to make an awesome banner!

  30. Super cute banner! The colors of the background paper is perfect for Spring! I already made a banner for my kitchen shelf, but might have to steal this and make another for somewhere in my house…can a person ever have too many banners?!

  31. I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOVE this!! I made something similar and linked back to you!! Thanks so MUCH for the inspiration! :)

    http://alililly.blogspot.com/2011/04/oh-no-my-super-awesome-banner-is-too.html
    Ami w/AliLilly´s last blog post ..Oh no! My Super Awesome Banner is Too Big!

  32. I just wanted to let you know that I’m featuring this on my blog today if you’d like to check it out.

    thanks!
    Sassy Sanctuary

  33. GREAT way to entertain kids. Will try this with my kids

  34. Very pretty! Thanks for sharing and showing us how.

  35. Very pretty.
    Laurie´s last blog post ..Feeling Displaced

  36. Thank you for this! I did a similar tutorial after I figured out how to make them but couldn’t ever figure out how to hang them. I never thought to punch holes – I was trying to hot glue ribbon or a hanger on them! Here’s how I did mine: http://coveredandprayingtowngirl.blogspot.com/2010/12/paper-medallion-tutorial.html

  37. I just made one this evening. Mine says “summer” and it came out perfect. Thanks for the step by step directions.

  38. Now that is the cutest thing EVER! Love it!

    Shannon
    (Stopping by from TDC :)

  39. Love this! Love your blog! I’m now a follower! Thanks for the inspiration!

  40. Christa says:

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    not sure if you can link up to this or not but I made the above banner with the word “grace”. Thank you for the inspiration!

  41. Love it. Thanks for sharing

  42. You are now a new BFC best friend crafter! That is so fresh and cute love it so-I’m printing out the whole thing to make my own-please make more Easter, St Pats etc.

  43. I love this banner. I am going to use your tutorial to create one for a baby shower I’m hosting with friends in a few weeks. This will look great. Thanks again.
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  44. Very Cute! I did one of these banners for a birthday party. Time consuming but beautiful!
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  45. Oh how beautiful and lovely is that? I’d love to have you share this with our readers for our Fun Stuff Fridays link up! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-11.html

  46. how large are your pleats? 1 inch or 1/2 inch?

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