Fabric scrap DIY banners


I love making DIY banners! I’m pretty sure I make a banner for every holiday. They are so simple and inexpensive to make. DIY banners seem to add that final touch.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

As I was thinking about Spring and Easter decor I thought I would simplify this year and just make a banner. We’re getting ready to move across the country in May, so I have been slowly getting rid of my ‘extra stuff’. After going through all my fabrics, I decided to make a fabric scrap banner. I have so many scraps laying around and some pieces that are only 1/4 yard. So of course I put all my “unused” fabric to good use. These banners have been around for awhile, I’m surprised I haven’t shared a tutorial sooner. I love how mine turned out for Spring! Want to make one of your own? Follow the simple tutorial below.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!



  • Jute twine
  • Fabric ( I used 5 different patterns)
  • Ribbon and lace
  • Scissors


1. Gather all your fabric and supplies.


DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

2. Cut your fabric and ribbon into strips. They don’t need to be perfect. I cut my fabric strips 2 x 27 inches and my ribbon about 20 inches. You could cut yours longer or shorter, depending on how long you wanted your banner.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

3. Cut your jute the length you would like and then lay it on the ground. Fold your strip in half and place the jute on top. Then pull your two ends through the loop and pull tight. This will form your knot.
DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

4. Continue with step 3 until you have filled your banner. Do the same thing with ribbon and trims. My whole banner has about 35 strips.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

Get creative. There are so many ways you can personalize your fabric scrap banner. I’ve made these for Birthday parties as well as decor. It’s a great way to use up those fabric scraps. ;)

Hope I’ve inspired you to create. Thanks for reading. Come back soon!

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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15 comments on “Fabric scrap DIY banners”

  1. Fabric Scrappy banners are my FAVORITE kind of banners to make. They’re so forgiving because, well they’re scrappy! This one is beautiful!

  2. So pretty! I love the so called “shabby” look of it. Think I need one. ;)

  3. I love how this turned out! I haven’t tried one of these fabric banners yet, but now I have it on the “list!”

  4. Loving the pretty backdrop. I like how you incorporated pretty lace in with the cute fabric. Great idea.

  5. Love these so much right now! And boy do I have lots of scraps to use up!

  6. Belinda Carpenter Reply

    Love this, super cute. I bought a bunch of cute bed sheets on clearance for .39cents each at the thrift store today, going to cut them up and make a few of these for some photography back drops for my newly starting out business. :)

  7. When you bought the fabric what length did you tell the person to cut off for you?? (Like a 1/4 of a yard, a yard etc) 

  8. What is the length of this banner? And approx how many strips of fabric did you use? I’m looking at making a 90″ wide banner and wondering about how many strips of fabric I may need. Just trying to figure measurements so I know what I’ll need to buy. Thank you! I love this!!!

  9. I tried this and my fabric all frayed. So now there are all these crazy strings hanging off my strips and it looks horrible. What am I doing wrong? Is there a certain KIND of fabric I should be using? 
    I love yours! My fave is the little pom poms!!

    Thank you!

    • Some fabric just likes to fray a lot! I like using a good high-quality quilting cotton, but that still doesn’t stop the frays! A small pinking shear helps, or a little fray check or fabric glue if you like those crisp, crisp lines. :)

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