Add some pizzazz to your classroom or music studio with this bright and colorful banner! The quick and easy tutorial will guide you through a few simple steps, and you’ll have a fun banner that you can be proud of in just a few minutes. Perfect for piano recitals, birthday parties, classroom walls, bulletin board letters, back-to-school, end of the year celebrations, awards days, and so much more! Download the free banner template and enjoy your beautiful new banner in no time.
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Are you ready to get started on a quick little trip to make a fun new display to add to your studio or classroom? Here we go! I made this colorful “Duet Recital” banner for our spring piano recital, and you can see how bright and cheerful our photo looks with the banner hanging above us. It was the perfect touch for our stage, and it complemented our brightly-colored stage decor very well. The colors I chose for the banner were the same as our other decorations, so everything blended together just as perfectly as our duets did!
Here’s how to make the banner and put it together. Before we get started, you’ll need to download the template. Click the button, sign in to the resource library, then scroll down and you’ll see it 😊
Did you download it? Awesome! Here’s what you’ll need to do to make the perfect banner for your own special event.
1. Decide what you want your banner to say.
- I chose “Duet Recital” for our fun piano recital.
2. Choose a variety of card stock colors for your banner.
- See my photos for ideas. If your event has theme colors, or if the banner is for a back-to-school party or meet-the-teacher night in your classroom and you want to use school colors, that would look fantastic!
3. Print each letter, number, or symbol onto the color of your choice.
- I used Astrobrights card stock. The colors are fabulously bright and vibrant, and I absolutely love how they all look together.
- If you want smaller letters for a bulletin board or other display, try printing at 50% or whatever size suits your needs and available space.
4. Cut on the gray lines to remove the triangle shape from the bottom of each banner.
- Use regular scissors like I did for a clean line, or I think it would be really fun to use craft scissors with decorative edges!
- If you use craft scissors, try trimming around the edges of the entire banner
5. Punch 2 holes near the top of each banner.
- I used 2 holes of a 3-hole punch to make the holes even and consistent so the banner would look its best.
6. String onto ribbon and display at your event.
- This music ribbon would be a great option for music events, and here are lots of other fun types of music ribbon.
- I used Command Poster Strips to attach the banner to the bottom of the projector screen. I love Command strips!
7. Add additional decorations and you’ll have a polished backdrop for your special event that everyone can enjoy!
- I finished decorating the stage with colorful tissue flowers, paper lanterns, and fans. After we took our recital photos, I gave the flowers, lanterns, and fans to my students who performed in the recital, and to the other kids who attended. I have never seen such a mad dash to the stage!! 😊
Here’s the stage “in-progress”, and definitely before I invited the kids to take the flowers, lanterns, & fans!
You can already see how this banner is terrific for decorating the stage for my on-site performers, and it even makes the stage area look fantastic for my online performers too! I was really happy with how it turned out.
If you’re wondering what the template includes, I’ll share that with you in just a sec. I used only letters for my banner, but the template also includes numbers, punctuation, and a few symbols too!
- Capital letters A-Z
- Numbers 0-9
- Punctuation & symbols ! . , “ ‘ # @
I hope you’ll enjoy this banner in a ton of ways, and when you have a minute, leave a comment below and tell me how you plan to use it. I’d love to hear all of your fun ideas!
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