I love decorating with book pages, and this Easter Egg Banner is a favorite spring decoration. So easy, but so cute hanging on a mantel or shelf!
I love decorating with banners all year round. They are a perfect way to add a pop of color and some fun texture to any space. I needed something to hang across the front of my mantel, so I knew I needed to whip up an Easter banner.
I actually saw several book page banners with a St. Patrick’s theme that I just loved. But I didn’t get one made in time. I decided that instead I would use the same idea but change it up for Easter. Instead of just doing flat Easter eggs, I made them 3D.
I am pretty much giddy with how it turned out. And I can’t tell you how much I am loving having a white mantel— So glad I finally painted it!
Here it is all spruced up for Easter.
This banner was super easy. Wanna make one yourself?
Easter Egg Banner Instructions
-Free printable pattern (see link below)
-Scraps of colored paper
–Ink pad (0ptional)
–Twine or yarn
–Hot glue gun, glue sticks
1-Print out the pattern. Trace the banner onto book pages, and the eggs onto colored paper. Make sure you cut two of each egg color.
2-Cut out all the pieces and ink the edges if desired. (You don’t need to ink the top of the banner pieces yet.)
3-For the 3-D eggs, fold the top piece in half and run a tiny bead of hot glue down the fold. Quickly glue it to the center of the bottom egg.
4-Fold over the the top 1/2″ of each of the banner pieces and ink the folded edge. Glue an egg in the center of each piece.
5-Now it’s time to assemble your banner! Cut your piece of twine the length you need it. Arrange the banner pieces evenly along the twine. Then apply hot glue to the inside of the top fold and stick the twine inside. Press it closed for a few seconds till the glue dries.
6-Hang up your darling Easter banner, then stand back and admire it. 🙂
For a PDF file of the pattern, click HERE.
Or you can right click on the picture below, save, and print it.
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This is so cute and looks so easy! Thanks for sharing!
Such a lovely banner with perfect colors! Great work! I have featured you in my blog krasart.com/2013/04/13/diy-easter-banner-tutorial-by-creationbykara/
Thanks for sharing,
Really a wonderful and originally decoration. Thanx for sharing this !
Best regards, Synnöve
I love this banner! I’ve been looking for Easter decor that isn’t cheesy. This is perfect: cute yet classy! I’m not a huge scrapbooker, so how do you ink the edges? Also, did you use brown ink?
Aw, thanks Heidi! Yes, I did use brown ink. I just hold the paper in one hand and with the ink in the other I brush the ink pad down on the paper at an angle. Kinda hard to explain, but it really is easy. 🙂
Hi! I absolutely love your banner I hope you don’t mind if I linked to it in my post 101 Easter Activities and Crafts.
Love your ideas. Looking forward to making my own version of your Easter Egg Banner.
That is a unique banner design. I like the idea of using different colors that is derived from the colors of Easter Eggs.
This is so cute! I found this on Pinterest and started making one today. I can’t wait until it’s finished so I can hang it up.
You might actually beat me getting yours up. Mine is still in a box in the garage. Hoping to pull out the Easter stuff this weekend! 🙂
Thanks for sharing!
Very cute, great use of old books!
Thanks! I can’t wait to bring it out of storage and put it up again this year. I am ready for spring!
Thanks for the inspiration! I included your post in my Take a Peek @ My Pinterest: Easter Edition post. Hope it brings you some traffic!
This is gorgeous! Such a beautiful idea for Easter. I’m doing an Easter link up today over on my blog…http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com. Would love it if you joined us!
I found you on Pinterest and am your newest follower 🙂 I have to tell you that I LOVE this banner! I made one last night after reading your blog and I just know that I will get a ton of compliments on it when Easter comes 🙂 Thank you thank you thank you!!
Christina Leigh Events
You have created the perfect Easter banner! I hope you enjoy the inspiration board I incorporated your banner into as much as I have enjoyed your post! Happy Easter!
Jamie @ Roubinek Reality
This is adorable!! I made it for my mantle tonight and I LOVE it!! Thanks for the tutorial! So easy!
This is soooo cute!
Kari -the Sweetest Memory
This is so cute and colorful!
Kari -the Sweetest Memory
This is so cute and colorful!
I just finished making my version of this today and I’m so in love!! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration 🙂 Happy Easter!!
So glad to hear it Beth!
Great banner…thank you for sharing…Happy Spring
Thanks Nadine! Happy spring to you too. Such a wonderful time of year!
I just started scrapbooking so I know what you meant by inking the edges. Also enjoy all the things you can do with a book…besides reading it!
I know, so fun using books. And they are cheap, which is always a bonus! 🙂
Such an adorable and easy banner idea that can be used for so many different holidays (replacing the egg with different shapes, of course!) Thanks for sharing!!
I can’t wait to experiment with other holidays!
soo cute kara! 🙂
I am not a big bunting girl but your’s was just too darn cute. Plus I had everything to make it. It’s a win win. Woo hoo. I’m going to do a post on it. Linking it back to you of course if you don’t mind. My blog is a newbie.
Yay! Can’t wait to see yours. Glad I won you over, buntings can be so cute! 🙂
Hi Kara- obviously everyone loves this! It’s so cute! I’ll be featuring this in my Spring Roundup tomorrow- hope to “see” you there!
I love your banner! So festive for Easter!
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I love your banner. I made one like this for st. Patrick’s day with clovers and the word lucky on it. I like it but think my mantel will be so plain once I take it down so I have been trying to figure out one for easter to replace it! I don’t have to look any farther! Can’t wait to get in my craft room and make this. Thanks for the idea.
Your St. Patrick’s banner sounds adorable! Glad to hear you were inspired by my Easter version. 🙂
Katie@The Crafty Blog Stalker
Kara I love this banner and even made one of my own! I featured you on my blog today with this banner. Please stop by and grab a feature button and wear it proudly!
Thanks so much Katie! I’ve grabbed the button. 🙂
Very, very cute! I printed off the pattern and am excited to make this today! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’d love to see yours when you get it finished!
Such a unique and festive idea! I hope you don’t mind me reposting this banner on my website, holicraft.com!
I am always thrilled with people sharing my ideas, as long as they give me credit. That’s the great thing about the blogging world-sharing!
I found this on Pinterest and I am SO doing this! I was looking for something to put on my old ladder and this will be perfect! Thanks for the tutorial!
It will be so cute on an old ladder! I’d love to see it when you get it done. 🙂
Super cute. Love the 3-D effect and book pages!
Thanks so much! I love it so much I’m already thinking of ways to adapt it for other holidays. 🙂
I am loving this!
amanda at every creative endeavor
Your banner is darling Kara! I love it!
I LOVE this banner! It is so simple and beautiful. New to your blog and popping in from Oopsy Daisy’s linky party. Would love if you have time to link up some of your cool projects (I see many!) on my weekly party Destination: Inspiration going on now at Teagan’s Travels.
Happy St. Paddy’s Day!
Thanks for the invite Michelle! I just linked up. 🙂
Cute, cute, cute!
Aaaah Kara I am so bent I didn’t think of this first!! LOVE IT!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Haha! I feel the same about most of the cute projects you come up with! 🙂
You’re so sweet, Kara. Heads up, I am definitely copying you but will be sure to give you credit, FYI!! Yay!
Absolutely darling!! I love that you used book pages. And the colors are so happy!
Thanks Alison! I really do love it and it makes me feel happy seeing it hanging. Love spring!
That is such a great idea – I’ve shared on my FB page!
Aw, thanks Rhonda! I appreciate it! 🙂
This is great – so festive and unique! I think the pastels were a good choice, too 🙂
I think this Easter banner is adorable!! I love how simple it is, but it makes a statement. I also love that it uses soft colors. Very Cute!! Visiting from Oopsey Daisy.
Thanks! Always happy to welcome a visitor from Oopsey Daisy. I love Alison!
So simple, but sweet! I love this!
I adore this banner. The 3D eggs were a great idea! I should probably start thinking about Easter.
Everything just seems to creep up on me, so I’m trying to get an early start this Easter. LOL!
I LOVE your banner! Great choice of colors!
Thanks Janet! I debated using more bold colors, but I’m glad I went with the pastels.
Sarah @ Alderberry Hill
So pretty…love the 3D…gives it that extra pop!
Thanks so much Sarah–I think so too! 🙂