DIY: Pendant Banner

Hello All!

I’ve happened to actually get a DIY project together for you this week.  Again, and as you know, its pretty busy here this time of year as school starts back up and we’re in the process of finalizing the loan for the house.  I have some new pictures that I took and can’t wait to share with you, but until then, let’s take a look at our DIY project.


Sorry I don’t have step by step pictures for the cutting process; I’ll explain it the best I can.


Butcher paper, raffia, sharpie, stapler,  a 12″ Ruler,  & a 15″ Ruler, pinking shears


Step 1: Write out your phrase.  Ours was “Virginia or Bust” because one of our co-workers moved to Virginia.

Step 2: Roll out the butcher paper and measure pendants 12″ across and 12″ long.  Use the 15″ ruler to measure from the outer corners of the triangle to the bottom point.

Step 3:  Cut out one pendant per letter in your phrase, using the pinking shears. Write out your letters on the pendants.


Step 4:  Lay out your phrase.

Step 5: Measure out about 12 inches of raffia for each end of the banner.


Step 6: Measure out about 4-6 inches (depending on how you would like your spacing) of raffia to place between each banner.


Step 7: Staple the 12″ raffia to the first pendant in your first pendant in the phrase.


Step 8: Staple the first 6″ raffia to the first pendant and connect it to the second pendent.


Step 9: Repeat Step 8 until all the pieces are strung together.


Step 10: Hang the banner.  Use the 12″ pieces of raffia to tie off for wrap around objects to anchor the banner.


Step 11: Enjoy and celebrate


A special thanks to Candice from October Blue for her excellent modeling skills.

Get inspired!


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