Easy Spring Banner Craft {Tutorial}

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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!


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


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

  2. 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!
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  3. 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!

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

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  5. 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.
    Nicole´s last blog post ..Five Minute Friday – If you met me

  6. 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?!

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

  8. 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.

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