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How to Make a Fabric Party Banner

Banners add instant style to any party or celebration, but for our Oogieloves theme party for the kids we knew one was in order. LovelyLoveville, where the Oogieloves live, is a bright, colorful and whimsical place to explore, so we decided to create a banner for our party that was imbued with all that fun.

It's easy to make your own custom banner with fabric and ribbon, just follow our tutorial below. Then, hang your banners as a backdrop, along the front of a table, or even hang them across tree branches or architectural structures where you're hosting your party.

  • An array of coordinating fabric swatches
  • Pinking shears
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks

Step 1: Cut fabric into triangles using pinking shears to prevent fabric from raveling.

Step 2: Lay a long length of ribbon on a flat surface, face down {if there is a patterned side}. 

Step 3: Apply a line of hot glue the length of one fabric triangle, and attach the fabric face side down. Notice you are working with the back side face up so that when the banner is complete, the front has a neat finish.

Step 4: Continue with all triangles until you have the desired length.

Step 5: Let the glue cool and then hang your banner.

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