This is how I make a paper banner.
paper banner tutorial 2


1. Cut out circles and letters, about 3 or 4 inches.
2. Choose your ribbon color
3. Using adhesive, stick the letter to the circle
4. Hole punch two holes to the top of the circle to thread ribbon
5. Thread the ribbon through the top, leaving enough ribbon on each side to hang
6. Ta da, you’re ready to celebrate

For all of the adorable pictures and posts from the Pink First Birthday Party, click on the tag below.


  1. Love this banner! Such a cute idea.

    Amelia    Friday, July 10, 2009
  2. I love this! Especially the different prints for the letters. It’s simple and makes a big impact!

    Karen Wilson/lillybelle Designs    Saturday, July 11, 2009

    ASHLEY    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
  4. I make the letters myself with my Accucut die cut machine. But a Cricut would work too. Or you could use large sticker letters, or whatever you can find!

    onecharmingirl    Tuesday, July 21, 2009
  5. I love the great DIY tips.

    Rasheeda    Saturday, August 1, 2009
  6. Love the banners, am making one for a first birthday this weekend. How do people hang them? Tape? Tacks? Nails? I actually need to adhere it to a glass wall and am wondering if I can really do it?!? And it’s larger scale (12 inch circles) since the area is so big. Thanks for any help you can offer!

    Sara Kratz    Monday, February 1, 2010
  7. Sara: I normally use double sided tape or I tie the ribbon onto something. I have used tacks to hold a banner in place on something wooden. Just depends on if you want a hole there. Good luck! A big banner sounds so fun.

    Brittany    Monday, February 1, 2010
  8. I loved your raggedy ann banner so much that i decided to make one for my sister’s baby shower in melbourne australia but I am totally stuck on how you have joined each letter together. I used double sided tape and although it didn’t move or pivot well, it just fell apart because of the heat here so I had to blu-tac it to the window! But I am wanting to join it together properly so she can hang it on the wall in hospital & in the baby’s room when he arrives. I can’t use pins because they are visable, any other suggestions?

    Kylie    Monday, February 22, 2010
  9. Kylie: I guess I didn’t make the directions very clear in that tutorial. I punched holes in the top of each circle and strung ribbon through the holes. However, I now punch a smaller hole on the sides and use colored brads (I don’t know what those are called in Australia) to attach the circles together. This allows the banner to pivot really well and I don’t have to use so much ribbon. Let me know if you have anymore questions :)

    Brittany    Monday, February 22, 2010
  10. I love the pink and black combination. Very creative

    Jane Moody    Sunday, July 11, 2010
  11. what kind of paper do you use for such a banner?

    Natalie    Sunday, September 19, 2010
  12. How can you get perfect circles w/o having to purchase any fancy/expensive Cricut machines? My daughter’s 3rd Birthday is this Saturday. EEK! Help! :)

    Christy G.    Tuesday, January 25, 2011
  13. soooo adorable! thanks for sharing!

    terri    Thursday, February 24, 2011

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    […] an Accucut die cut machine that I use to cut it all out. If you would like to make one, I have a paper banner tutorial that you can refer to for instructions, but I don’t string the ribbon through the whole sign […]

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