DIY Fabric Strip Banner 

Fabric banners are great additions to dessert tables, candy buffets, party backdrops, cakesmash backgrounds, and even home decor! I’ve been meaning to make my own, I’ve just been waiting for ribbons to go on sale. So when I saw the 2.5 in. x 3yd ribbon rolls selling for 2.00 at Michael’s this past week I took advantage of the deal!  

In a few banner tutorials I’ve seen, others have used pieces of fabric instead of ribbon. Fabric pieces are more ideal for this project because there’s more material to work with and you’re not limited to the desired length of your banner. However, you can make ribbon work well too. I made the mistake of buying wired ribbon so I had to remove the wire in each roll for easier looping. 

What you will need:

  • Assortment of ribbons/fabric 
  • Pair of scissors 
  • Strand of thin ribbon to loop strip ribbons onto
  • 2 heavy objects to hold thin ribbon in place 

I started off by cutting each ribbon to my desired banner length. 

Because I bought wider ribbon rolls, I cut them in half vertically down the middle for slimmer pieces which made it easier to loop. Once you have all your ribbon strips prepared, set out your thin ribbon (to loop strips onto) and hold in place with two heavy objects, one on each side. 

Here’s a little video I took of the looping process. Super easy! 

Continue the looping process until all strips have been used. The gap between each ribbon strip is totally up to you, space them out as close or far as you’d like.

Here is the outcome of the ribbon strip banner. I love the blush floral, lacey boho look of this ribbon banner. It looks so good and I’m really happy with the outcome!!! I chose these colors for a Spring feel because I know we’re all ready for this winter to end!

This project took me about an hour and a half to complete. You can probably cut that time down by buying thinner ribbons  or fabric. I spent less than $10.00 to make this banner as opposed to paying 25+ up in store. 

One of the reasons why I started doing DIYS a few years ago was to save money. If I see something I like in a store and refuse to pay a ridiculous amount for it, I’ll try to make it myself. But the main reason why I do it myself is because I enjoy it. I really really enjoy it. It’s fun for me, and I never see it as a task. I love recreating pretty things and getting inspired by others work! Sometimes it is just easier to go out and buy stuff but I love the challenge and I feel really good about my project after. 

I hope everyone has a great Sunday!!! I wish I could post back to back more often. That’s another goal of mine this year 😉

Happy reading!!!


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