How to Make a Banner

Posted by on Sep 7, 2014 in crafts | 8 comments

Forty-six 7th graders just left my house.


We filled them with pizza and cookies and washed it all down with cokes….

…and then all 46 of them crammed into our family room for a game of charades.

Boys vs. Girls.

And for the next hour they acted like dinosaurs and Spiderman and pretended to cook and mop

…as their team yelled answers at the top of their lungs.

So if you catch any misspelled words or these directions don’t make much sense…

…blame it on the charades. Or the yelling. Or the claustrophobia.

But this banner is so easy to make that I actually think I could’ve made it right in the midst of that chaos I just lived through.

And I guess we all know who won…

How to Make a Banner:

How to Make a Banner

How to Make a Banner


pack of pre made canvas banner

twine (mine came with my pre made banner)

gold paint


chipboard letters

hot glue


circle to trace onto banner

How to Make a Banner

Trace the circle pattern onto the center of the banner.

How to Make a Banner

Paint the circle gold and allow to dry.

How to Make a Banner

Hot glue the chipboard letter in the middle of the circle.

How to Make a Banner

Hot glue the twine onto the back of the banner spaced about 1/2″ apart.

How to Make a Banner

The hardest part of the whole project was deciding which “autumn” word I wanted to use.

How to Make a Banner

I just couldn’t resist “gather.”

I love that fall is a time to gather.

And gather we did tonight…all 46 of us!

{And of course, the girls won. 🙂 }

Life to the full!


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  1. Super cute idea! Would have never thought to go about making a banner in this way! Love the layering & colors! :))


    • Thanks Paige.Rose! I’ve been wanting to make a banner, but really didn’t want to take the time to sit and sew all of those little flags! When I saw how quickly I could make one with all pre-made supplies, I knew it was time to make my own! Hope you have a great day! 🙂

  2. Melissa…thank you so much for sharing crafting opportunities that are within my limited ‘skill set’; I love that so many things you share at first appear as though they take hours to make but can be accomplished within the little bit of time this working mama has. Am looking forward to decorating with the canvas ribbon pumpkins you previously shared and now the ‘gather’ banner. Thanks again and God Bless…

    • Yay! Wanda, I am so glad that I am sharing some crafts that you are enjoying! I too have almost no time…so I love to make things that only take a few minutes! Have a great day! 🙂

  3. So cute and easy to do. Love that. Thanks

  4. love this!

  5. Oh my…. you are a brave woman! That’s a lot of kiddos! I love the cute banner! And especially love how simple it is to make!

  6. The girls won, of course! I love your banner!


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