Are you wondering how to make a banner? There are so many possibilities – get over 50 ideas that are perfect for your home or next party!
Skills Required: None. One thing I love about banners . . . they are so easy to make. None of these projects require any prior crafting experience.
Whether you call them banners, buntings, garlands . . . whatever they are, they are perfect for hanging and perfect for decorating.
If you want to make a banner, you’ve come to the right place! Around here we absolutely love making garlands – for every occasion, and whenever possible.
With warmer weather right around the corner, summer holidays, and birthday and pool parties upcoming I figured it was time to share 50+ ways to make a bunting that you can enjoy as well.
There are so many ways to do it . . . these are over 50 of my favorites! There’s a little bit of something for everyone here, in a variety of styles.
If you love homemade banners, you’ve come to the right place. Visit these projects from my friends below to get inspired. Then let me know which one you like the best in the comments!
Make a Banner
If you want to try a DIY banner, you're going to love this list! There are projects for birthday, summer, fall, Halloween, Christmas, and more. If you've ever wanted to make a garland for your party, then you'll want to try one of these ideas.
Easy Confetti Banner
Learn how to make a banner using very simple materials! This is easy and inexpensive; perfect for parties, showers, graduations, and more.
Simple DIY Fringe Banner
Make a birthday or any day extra special with a simple DIY fringe banner. Easy to make and customizable to any phrase you like!
DIY Name Garland
Am I the only one who likes to see my name in lights - or at least, on a banner? This is such a cute idea, made with used paint chips.
Photo Frame Banner
Mandy used wood frames for this project, but you can cut sheets of paper to look like Polaroids. Add photos and then create a banner that is not only perfect for any celebration, but it's personalized too!
How to Make DIY Balloon Garland
Learn how to make a balloon banner for your next event! Wow your guests with this simple step by step tutorial for an easy but beautiful balloon arch.
Free Printable Happy Birthday Banner
Surprise someone with a birthday banner on their front door, in their office, or even in the mail! This cute printable from Courtney is perfect for decorating for a celebration.
DIY Sticker Dot Banner
This cute DIY banner doesn't need a tutorial! All you do is take sticker dots and some baker's twine, and fold the dots over the twine. Make it as long as you want, and use different colors if you like! This banner is simple and inexpensive.
Baby Face Garland
Celebrate someone you love with a baby picture banner! This is so fun to create with black and white baby pictures. Just add hats using scrapbook paper.
How to Make Your Own Tassel Banner
If you are looking for a cute DIY project to add some fun to your parties, showers, wedding, or office, then you must try these cute tassel garlands. Add mylar to your banner for some shine!
Colorful Hanging Vine Banner
A bright hanging garland is always a win in my party play book. These colorful vines only take a few snips of paper and dabs of glue to connect. They can be hung across the walls or down from the ceiling!
DIY Floral Garland With Lights
Jennifer used some silk flowers from Walmart to decorate a string of lights. This is a pretty garland you can keep in your home hanging all year 'round!
Learn how to make a fabric banner using felt and other basic supplies. Perfect for decor or parties.
DIY Ruffled Tissue Paper Garland
Looking for an awesome DIY garland?! This tissue paper banner is the perfect addition to any party, shower or holiday decor! Just make it in whatever colors fit your occasion.
Make a Pom Pom Garland in Three Easy Steps
Learn how to make a pom pom garland in any size or color with this easy tutorial. This will be a perfect addition to your party or home decor!
DIY Star Garland
Add a pop of color to any room with a DIY banner made with stars! You won't believe how easy it is - plus this particular garland is very lightweight due to being made of craft foam. It can hang anywhere!
Make a Felt Ball Garland the Easy Way
Don’t buy a felt ball garland when they are SO easy to make! Use felt balls and embroidery floss to add colorful and fun to an unexpected spot in your home.
Building Block Birthday Party Banner
Having a Lego or similar themed kids' party? Rachel has a banner for you ready to roll - all you need to do is print it out. Easy peasy!
All-Occasion Chalkboard Banner
Make a banner that you can write on all year! This homemade banner features chalkboard, which means that no matter the holiday or celebration, you can have a message to match.
Cardboard Homemade Garland
Who knew that cardboard could be so pretty! Pick some printed boxes and add a little bit of paint. Then cut the cardboard into diamond shapes and sew together for the coolest (and free-est) DIY banner ever.
Simple Paper Flower Garland
Paper flowers can be used to decorate your house year-round without once watering them and they’re always in season. Here’s a way to turn some blooms into a banner with just a few supplies.
DIY Pool Noodle Banner
Can you use a knife? Then you can cut pool noodles and turn them into a unique and colorful homemade banner! Perfect for a summer party, but you can pick colors that work any time of year.
DIY Mini Honeycomb Ice Cream Garland
You can make a faux ice cream cone with very simple supplies! All you need are honeycomb balls, cardstock, and some paint. You'll have this simple garland ready to roll in no time.honeycomb
DIY Donut Party Garland
Life is so much sweeter when it involves donuts. Glazed, jelly filled, old fashioned, or sprinkled, I can’t get enough! Learn how to make the cutest donut banner with paper and paint.
Recycled Sweater Garland
Using sweaters in a craft project? Don't throw away the scraps! You can use those too. Sew them into a cute banner that you can hang anywhere and use any time of year.
Easy Drinking Straw Banner
If you find yourself with a bunch of leftover straws after a party, don't throw them away - turn them into a cute garland! This one is creative and colorful and would look perfect in a kids' room.
Sewn Polka Dot Banner
Little scraps of leather make some pretty cute polka dots - polka dots that you can turn into a colorful banner with a little sewing! This is so easy and perfect for any room of the house.
This Paper Banner is Glittery (Free Template!)
Do you want to learn how to make a simple decoration for your next party? Learn how to make this easy glittery geometric paper garland!
Macrame Yarn Garland DIY
Macrame is a fun technique that, once you learn, you're not going to be able to stop! Make a yarn garland the easy way and hang in any part of your home.
DIY Wooden Banner
Use unfinished wood banner pieces and a little stain to make a garland that you can hang up all year! It's very easy, simple, and great at filling space in an area.
Candy Banner That's Cute
Make a candy garland perfect for the holidays – use to decorate a tree or mantel! These would also be adorable for a child’s birthday party.
Easy Boho Garland with Glitter Dipped Feathers
Learn how to make an easy DIY banner with glitter dipped feathers. Emy did this for her daughter's room makeover! Grab some wood feathers and you can make your own for any time of year.
Valentine's Day Heart Cards Banner
Need a simple Valentine's Day decor idea that you can make with some basic materials? This homemade banner is perfect! Use heart cards and fabric strips.
DIY Candy Heart Garland
Candy conversation hearts aren't for everyone! Even if you don't love the candy, I think you'll admit there's something special about this Valentine's Day banner. Sara did it with pretty papers and some stamps.
DIY Mini Fruit Faux Pinata Garland
What's cuter than a mini fruit pinata? A bunch of them strung together to make a banner! This is the perfect summer party decoration. I can't stand the sweetness!
Spring Banner from a Chipboard Album
If you're looking for easy spring craft ideas, this simple doily banner is perfect. Make it for a pretty seasonal accent to your decor.
Easter Bunny Banner in a Few Easy Steps
This cute and colorful Easter garland is so easy to make with scrapbook paper and yarn! Who doesn’t love a sweet bunny? Both kids and adults will love making this together.
Yarn Egg Easter Garland
This simple Easter banner is the perfect holiday craft! Make the yarn eggs with Mod Podge and your favorite color of string. The kids will love helping too!
Taco Banner for Cinco de Mayo
Learn to make two delightful Cinco de Mayo crafts – papel picado coasters and a mini piñata taco garland. Such a fun way to celebrate the holiday!
Jumbo Popsicle Garland
Pool noodles strike again in this fun summer banner made to look like popsicles! You can easily construct it, even the morning of a party.
DIY Party Bandana Banner
I currently have a drawer of bandanas that need a project made with them. Once I saw Landee's homemade banner I decided this is what I want to do! Perfect for a summer celebration.
DIY Hot Dog Balloon Garland
Okay, I never thought that hot dogs could make a cute banner. Turns out I was very wrong! Brittany made this summer balloon banner for a BBQ, and now I want to make one too!
Simple Rustic Patriotic Banner
Sometimes you want to decorate for a party or holiday but want it to be simple. That's exactly what you get with this DIY banner for the 4th from my friend Kelly. This is subtle and simple enough that you can keep it up all summer, if not all year!
4th of July Banner With Old Denim
Make a banner out of old denim! You can do this with blue jeans or any other color. I love that Ann made hers for Fourth of July. It's perfect!
DIY Mini Fall Banners Made from Felt
Fall banners are easy to make out of felt, and perfect for celebrating the season! Learn how to make this mini version, easy for all ages.
Simple Black and White Halloween Banner
Make a banner with very simple supplies including cardstock, a brush pen, and adhesive letters. You won't believe how easy it is, and you can pick any colors you like.
DIY Witch Hat Halloween Garland
Use wood circles, foam cones, and paint to make the cutest little Halloween garland ever! It’s made of little witch hats. Fun for kids too.
Thanksgiving Banner Made with Doilies
This DIY Thanksgiving banner is REALLY easy to make - just use paper doilies from the dollar store, paint, and Mod Podge!
Pom Pom Christmas Banner for the Holidays
Learn how to make a pom pom Christmas garland to decorate your holiday home! This is SO easy to make, even for beginning crafters.
DIY Christmas Banner for a Farmhouse Mantel
Add a little vintage holiday flair to your decorating with this easy DIY Christmas banner – all you need are a few simple supplies!
DIY Mini Rosemary Wreath Garland
With the help of some small embroidery hoops, you can have a Christmas banner the easiest way possible! Perfect fora mantel, doorway, or anywhere else you need a little holiday pizazz.
Would you try to make a banner? Let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to visit these additional project posts:
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