Fall DIY Cardboard Banner

Just moved and don’t know what to do with the leftover boxes? Kids love to dress up year round so save a few for boxtumes (see our October post) or make an easy low cost banner for any occasion!

This week I made a sweet fall themed banner for a baby born in November.

DIY Cardboard Banner
“Courage” Banner


  • Flaps cut from a small – medium cardboard box
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue gun & multiple glue sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden letters and pre-painted wooden shapes
  • Acrylic paint and paint brush
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors or box cutter


Step 1: Using the ruler and pencil, draw 7 equal sized triangles on the cardboard and carefully cut out using scissors or a box cutter.

Step 2: Paint your letters and lay on a flat surface to dry.

Step 3: Plug in the hot glue gun and allow to warm up. Place a dab of glue on one corner of one cardboard triangle and secure the edge of yarn. Wrap the yarn around the cardboard and use a line of glue to secure the end. Repeat for each triangle.

Step 4: Once your wooden letters are dry, apply hot glue to the back and attach it to the wrapped triangle. Repeat for each letter.

Step 5: Run a line of hot glue along the top of the triangle and press firmly to attach to the ribbon. Be careful not to overdue it on the glue.

Step 6: Using a dab of glue for each, attack the decorative pre-painted shapes.

One last note – this is an easy craft, but wrapping the triangles in yarn can be time consuming. The bigger the triangles the longer it will take so keep that in mind when drawing your shapes.


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