Make a Pretty Layered Paper Spring Banner

Spring is officially just single digits away!  Our sweet gum tree is getting small buds at the tips of its branches, our grass is slowing turning a little greener, the sweet little brown birds are fluffing their nest in the rafters of our front porch … surely that means that a pretty layered paper Spring banner is needed to celebrate!

I’ve said it before, but there is just something I love about cutting, inking, layering and creating with paper.  Even though I haven’t scrapbooked in quite some time, I still cannot pass up gorgeous paper.  And when my mom offered me an old dictionary with delicately lettered pages, I snatched it right up and knew I just had to use it soon!  And so I did!

Easy, pretty layered Spring banner - layers of card stock, dictionary pages and even felt!

I love mixing shapes and textures:  rounded corners, scalloped edges and straight lines, sturdy paper and soft felt. This banner has all of those rolled into one afternoon DIY project and I am just in love with all the pretty layers!

Pretty layered paper Spring banner

Inked edges, simple twine, plain white flowers and soft mossy green leaves … these are a few of my favorite things!

The lovely layers of paper and felt that make up this layered paper Spring banner!

Head to your craft room and gather your supplies!  Here is what I used to put this layered paper Spring banner together:

  • Paper:  moss green card stock, kraft card stock, white card stock, dictionary/book pages
  • Tools: paper trimmer, scallop edge punch, flower punch, corner rounder, Crop-O-Dile (or small hole punch) and scissors
  • Chipboard letters
  • Moss green felt
  • Adhesive
  • Brown ink (optional) – I use it to “ink” the edges of everything just to add a little depth and character!

Welcome Spring with a beautiful layered paper Spring banner

  1.  Using the paper trimmer, cut out six rectangles from the moss green card stock and use the corner rounder to round the bottom corners.  My green rectangles were 4 inches x 3 inches.
  2. Next, cut six rectangles from the dictionary/book page just a bit smaller than the green rectangles.  I trimmed mine to 3.5 inches x 2.75 inches.  Use the scallop edge punch to add the cute little eyelet edge.
  3. Now, cut six kraft card stock rectangles – mine are about 3 inches x 2.5 inches.  Use scissors to cut a triangle out of the bottom of each rectangle to make a little flag.
  4. Ink the edges of all 18 banner pieces by running the brown ink pad around the edges of the paper. (I forgot and only inked the edges of the green paper – boo!)
  5. Using adhesive, layer the kraft paper on top of the dictionary page and then on top of the green cardstock.
  6. Ink the edges of the chip board letters and then center and adhere them to the kraft flags.
  7. Punch holes in the upper corners of the banner flags.  I punched through all 3 layers of paper so the banner would be supported when hung.
  8. Punch 7 flowers from white card stock and ink the edges.
  9. Cut 7 leaves from the green felt.  I just eye balled it and hand cut the leaves.
  10. Using the Crop-O-Dile or small hole punch, punch a hole in the flowers and the top corner of the leaves.
  11. Finally, string your banner!  Start with a flower and leaf and alternate with the S-p-r-i-n-g flags, ending with the last flower and leaf.
  12. Hang and enjoy!

Welcome Spring! Make a pretty layered paper Spring banner!

But wait …. there’s more!

Here are a few more of my favorite paper crafts and fun banners here at Shaken Together:

Birthday banner in a box - upcycle a Laughing Cow cheese box for a fun twist on a birthday card!

Birthday Banner in a Box

Oh Happy Day banner using gingham canning jar lids!

Oh Happy Day! Canning Jar Lid Banner

Spring fabric banner main

Spring Fabric Banner

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Comments

  1. cute! Love it, inspration for a bridal shower I’m throwing soon!

  2. Keri, this is such a pretty and happy banner – so ready for spring! Thanks for sharing and pinning- hope you’re having a great week!

  3. I love a good pennant flag tutorial! So cute!

  4. Keri, Your banners are great! I love how this one turned out. It sure helps get you in the mind for Spring!

  5. Gorgeous! I love working with paper…wish you were here so we could have a craft night together!

    I need some spring decor asap. I just took the winter stuff down. Thanks for the inspiration…

    Pinning of course!
    <3
    Nic

  6. These are sooo cute! I will be pinning them for sure. Thank you!
    -Karli
    http://www.somethingsplendidblog.com

  7. You banner looks beautiful !! The color very Spring-y . I need to start working with my spring/Easter decoration !!

  8. You’ve inspired me to start making cute banners again…love this!!

  9. Your banner came out SO PRETTY! I love this idea!

  10. What a beautiful banner. I just wanted to let you know that I will be linking to this post this week if you don’t mind.

  11. Hello I love this banner, I also want to try to do it! Thank you so much, your blog it really is full of ideas.
    I put the link in my post. if you want to look at this is my blog: itommasini4u.blogspot.it
    Have a nice day. Giorgia Italy

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