DIY Paper Ribbon Banner

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I made that cake. Then it took everything in me to photograph it without taking an itty bitty taste! Thankfully the cake survived and I’m here to share an awesomely simple project with you…

If you’re coming to Damask Love via TomKat Studios, I’m super happy to have you. If we were meeting in real life for the first time, I’d give you a big hug and tell you about my obsession with paper crafting! In lieu of that hug, I hope you’ll just hang out with me for a while so we can do some crafting together.

Today, I’m sharing a two-fer. Over on the TomKat Blog, you’ll find a project that I created using the paper ribbon available in the TomKat Studios shop. Here at Damask Love, I’ve got another project featuring that same paper ribbon in a totally different way!

Banners are pretty hot right now and it just so turns out that paper ribbon is perfect for creating your own cascading banner! Here we go…

Paper Banner: What You Need/Supplies


{1} Tacky Glue. I love this stuff! For this particular project, you could use a hot glue gun, but I prefer using a glue that allows for a little “fidgeting” before I commit.

{2} TomKat Studios Paper Ribbon…of course.

{3} Strips of chipboard, cardboard or stiff cardstock. For this particular project, I am using white chipboard strips measuring 12″ x  1″


Paper Ribbon Banner: What-You-Do

{1} Adhere the chipboard strips to back of the paper ribbon. The length of chipboard you use is completely up to you! I chose to adhere approximately 16″of chipboard. This will give some stiffness to your banner and make it easier to adhere letters to it without sagging.

{2} Create your first loop by curving the paper ribbon at a slight angle, as shown. Adhere. For this first loop, the chipboard should be inside the loop to provide shape and sturdiness.

{3} Turn the paper back onto itself at a slight angle, as shown.

{4} Create a second loop just as you made the first.

{5} Allow the glue to set and repeat this on the other side of the banner.

DIY Paper Ribbon Banner

To finish off the banner, I adhered a few chipboard letters and a heart shape punched from cardstock….then of course, there was that cake. I think we need a quick gratuitous shot of that cake, right?

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  1. Crystal on said:

    Too cute! I love the ribbon and I don’t know how you restrained yourself from licking the frosting off that cake.

    • amber on said:

      Sometimes, when you make a cake there is a little bit of left over frosting and sometimes people stick their finger in the frosting for a little taste. I’m not saying I did this, I’m just saying what people do…sometimes.

  2. Jennifer on said:

    Yum that cake looks delicious! Love your paper ribbon too…smart to use cardstock underneath to give it sturdiness.

    • amber on said:

      After plenty of trial and error, I finally figured out that the banner needed something stiff on the backside! It’s a great way to dress up a dessert table! So many people have done the garland thing, this is a slightly different approach to the same sort of decor! Thanks for stopping by and commenting today!

  3. conil on said:

    Holy cow! What an amazing idea. Looks like a blast.

    • amber on said:

      Anytime there is excuse for cake on a blog post, I will take it!!

  4. Kathy Mc on said:

    Oh my, Amber, your pink frosted cake looks scrumptious (bet it was), and your framed chalkboard showcasing that gorgeous paper ribbon is divine. You always have the coolest ideas and great blog posts!

    • amber on said:

      KATHY! You keep leaving sweet comments like this and I’ll bake you one of these cakes and send it right up to you! Bribery for comments…is that even legal? I don’t care! I’d totally do it!

      • Kathy Mc on said:

        Just the thought of it is simply divine. You’re too kind!

  5. janet on said:

    Eeeek, the cake looks absolutely delish :) Fabulous chalkboard, and the the paper banner is brilliant – love how you reinforced it – it must be very sturdy :)

  6. So cute! I love how it is 3 dimensional and not flat! Very pretty!

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