It’s important for every bachelorette party to have food, drinks, perhaps half naked men and weird looking party décor. Banners also make it to the list of things to have at a bachelorette party because they sort of tie the whole thing together. And if the bridesmaids are willing, there’s a ton of DIY bachelorette banners that you and the girls can make together in preparation for the big party. Here are our top four banners to make for any type of bachelorette party decorations for some DIY options. To save time and get them professionally done, we recommend vinyl banners.
1. Cricut Made Wedding Dress Bunting
The great thing about banners is that more is more and that’s what you want. There’s no real rule to how many banners you can have hanging on the wall or from the roof. And because they’re so inexpensive, you can make as many as possible.
This banner doesn’t have any words, but it says a lot. It’s basically cutting out mini wedding dresses especially if you already know the type of dress the bride will be wearing. Time to get creative!
Things you’ll need:
Cricut Explore Air 2 or any other vinyl cutting machine
Regular cutting mat
Cardstock of any color
Ribbons, lace, sequins for embellishing
Twine or ribbon for hanging
Print out the template for a bunch of different wedding dresses online. Ensure to print out templates that have a hanger, it will come in useful later. You can make the dresses and big as you want, there’s really no rules. Cut out the dresses on white cardstock with an X-ACTO knife.
Once you’ve cut out the dresses, cut out some of the lace and hot glue it to the white dresses. Put some hot glue on the back of the dress and stick the lace on. You can do about ten of the lace dresses.
Take another ten dresses and embellish them with sequins; around the neckline, at the hemline or at the waist. Then lastly, tie little bows with the ribbon and use hot glue to attach it to another ten dresses.
Once you’re done with the embellishments, take your twine and pass it through each of the hanger holes and secure each tightly with a knot. Hang the lace embellished dresses on top, then the sequin dresses and then the bow embellished dresses. And you’re done!
2. “He Put A Ring on It” Bachelorette Banner and tulle/flower backdrop
This bachelorette banner is sort of a brag, but you earned it. It requires little effort and it is relatively inexpensive to make. This banner is a bit fancier, all gold and blingy, with a tulle background that goes with the banner.
Things you’ll need:
Printable letter templates
Print out letter templates online and place it on the gold glitter cardstock. In total, you should have 14 letters that spell out “He Put A Ring On It” or any popular bachelorette party banner sayings for that matter. Place the templates on the gold cardstock and cut out. Use a hole puncher to create holes for the twine to pass through.
If you have a cricut machine you can print out a huge ring template and cut on gold cardstock. Use hot glue to stick sequins as embellishments for the ring stone.
Now for the background floral and tulle backdrop banner…
The backdrop will make the banner pop a bit more… a little more oomph if you will - the perfect party sign.
3. Flower banners
Things you’ll need:
6 yards of tulle- 3 yards of white tulle and 3 yards of gold tulle
Twine or string
Flowers… assorted flower and floral garland
Floral stem wires
Vertically cut the yards of tulle to make them look longer. Do not worry about uneven cuts, once you start placing them together it won’t be noticeable. Cut the flowers from their bunches. If you use a floral garland, you can just cut it in half. Cut your string to the same length as the banner.
Tie the tulle around the string. Leave space between three of the tied tulle for the flowers. You can add as much tulle as you like, depending on how full you want it to look. Once all the tulle is tied, place the cut garland in the spaces.
Wrap a string around the stem of the flowers. Then attach the tied flowers to the twine, so that they hang upside down.
Set up the designs behind the snack table for a beautiful display.
4. “Bride-to-be” banner
This banner is sort of the easiest banner to make, all you need is a laptop, printer, hole puncher and your hands.
Things you’ll need
Adhesive letters, or printed papers
Thick patterned paper
Construction paper in a solid coordinating color
Thick vellum paper
String or thin ribbon
Hot glue gun and glue
Trace out the solid colored construction paper and trace around it. Then cut out the circle, repeat this step nine times for each letter of “Bride-To-Be”. Take the adhesive letters and stick them in the center of the solid colored construction paper.
If you want to make the letters, print out letter templates online and cut out on cardstock, use a glue stick all over each of the letters and pour glitters until all the corners are covered.
Next, print out a banner templates and trace and cut out on the thick patterned paper. Use the hot glue gun to stick the construction paper to the banner templates. Finally, punch holes at the top corners of each of the flags. String all the letters together and the banner is ready to be hung.
5. Miss-to-Mrs Wood banner
This is by far the most creative because it can be switched for any celebration, birthdays, new years or Christmas parties. And it also quite easy to make. With these instructions, we're going to cater to the classic black and gold theme.
Things you’ll need:
Black wooden banner pieces (cut triangles with holes in the corners)
Plywood (1”x5” pieces for each banner)
Quick hold glue
Miter saw or hand saw
Cut the plywood into 1”x 5” strips. You can make the pendants a bit bulkier by cutting 1” strips of plywood pieces and then cutting those to 5” in length on the miter saw. Sand down the sides and edges of the plywood to make the edges nice and smooth.
Once the plywoods are nice and smooth, paint the wooden banners with chalkboard paint. This is where the reusable part comes in, chalkboard paint makes everything re-usable. Once the wooden banners are completely dry paint the back of the banner.
Cut a long strand of string and run it through the pre-cut holes of the wooden banners.
Give a 1” space for each of the banners, they would look a bit closer once the plywood is attached. Use a Power-Tac glue to glue the plywood to the top of the banner. Now its time to write down from Miss-to-Mrs with a chalk! and then hang. If you liked these ideas make sure you use these ideas for the inevitable wedding!