Easy DIY Ribbon Banner

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

Every year the company I work for has a big convention and thousands of demonstrators from all over the US and Canada come through the home office on a tour.  On my floor my desk is the very first thing they see as they come in the door so I decided that they needed a pretty welcome.

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

This ribbon banner was very easy to make and much better then looking at a boring brown cabinet.

All you need is a length of rope or twine and lots of pieces of ribbon. 

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

I cut each of my pieces of ribbon about 12 inches long but you could really do it longer or shorter depending on how you wanted your banner to look.  I also used 13 different ribbons all of different widths and textures.

To tie the ribbon onto the rope tie each strand into a simple slip not around the rope. 
Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

Make sure you tie them all the same way so they will look more uniform.
Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

Keep adding ribbons until you are at the length desired for your banner.

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

For the letters I used Silver Glimmer Paper and cut the letters using my Big Shot.

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

On the back of the letters a glued a paper clip using E6000 glue (love that stuff) so I can attach the letters.  This also makes the banner interchangeable so I could use it again for a birthday or party.

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

Put the letters on the banner using the paperclip to attach to a strand of ribbon and there you have it!

I hope they (and you) like it!

Tied Ribbon Banner Tutorial

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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful! I just made a mobile with this technique. I didn’t think about making a banner. Stopping by from Salt Tree. Hope to see you at True Aim. Thanks for the crafty idea!

  2. says

    Hello! found you on Link it Up Thursday – this is so awesome! I love it!! I hope you’ll come visit me at jugglingactmama.blogspot.com :)

  3. says

    Super creative! I especially love that you made the letters interchangeable. I’m here from Once Creative Weekend, and I too am a crafty blog stalker. I just became your newest follower, and would love it if you popped over to my blog to take a look around. If you like what you see, follow me too! Thanks again for the great idea!
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