Fun, colorful banners are a must at parties! While you’ll find many readily available in stores these days, there are a few that you are still better off making yourself–like a fringed banner. It’s inexpensive, and really really quick to make. I love how much visual space they take up and you can use them for any sort of party in any color scheme. Or if your room needs brightening up, this fringed banner is there for you, too!
How to make a tissue paper fringed banner
There are exactly TWO things you have to locate in order to make this banner. You’ll need a glue stick and glue gun to assemble, but I’m going to assume that those things are already in your possession.
- Tissue paper in your choice of colors
- Twine, cording or ribbon
Step 1: Cut the tissue paper. For the banner you see in the picture, you’ll cut your stacks of tissue paper to 7in x 14 in. Each pennant in the banner is made up of 2 sheets of 7x14in tissue paper.
You don’t have to be stuck to the size I’m using here–you can use any number of dimensions for the pennants of this banner, but I really liked the 7×7 squares.
Try to make all the pennants the same size, though!
Step 2: Glue the tissue sheets together. Lay the two sheets of tissue paper on top of each other, then fold in half and create a seam for you to follow. Use your glue stick to run a line of glue down the fold you just made of one of your sheets.
Put the second sheet of tissue paper on top of the first and let it dry for a second or two.
You’ll end up with the two sheets pinned together in the middle like this!
Step 3: Attach to cord. I used twine for my banner because it is what I had on hand–use whatever is going to look good for your event! Open up your tissue paper and lay it flat on your surface. Run a bead of hot glue down that center seam that you folded. Lay the cording/twine/ribbon over the glue, making sure to leave space between the pennants. Immediately after putting the cording down, fold the tissue paper over the cord so the glue does not dry with the paper open.
Step 4: Cut the fringe. Your fringed banner needs some fringe! Cut evenly spaced slits in the tissue paper after the hot glue has dried to make fringe.
How easy was that??? Hope one of these makes into one of your parties soon!