A Book Themed Baby Shower: DIY Alphabet Banner

I wanted to share another project that I made for the book-themed baby shower that I blogged about last week: alphabet banners.

DIY Alphabet Banner

DIY Alphabet BannerIn addition to making two alphabet banners, one with uppercase letters and one with lowercase letters, I also made a “Welcome” banner and a “Congratulations” banner with the soon-to-be parents’ names. I made these banners as baby shower decorations, but I think they would also be cute in a classroom or playroom.

DIY BannersDIY Alphabet BannerFor the banners I removed the dictionary pages from a dictionary that I purchased at the dollar store.

I printed the alphabet in 370 pt Times New Roman outline font and used the print outs as guides for cutting the paint chips into letters.

Alphabet Banner - Cutting the Letters

Letters for Alphabet BannerI used a glue tape runner to affix the letters to the dictionary pages.  I glued the letters to their corresponding dictionary pages although some of the letters had less than a page in the dictionary so this was not always possible.

Alphabet Banner - Gluing LettersFor the first banner, I hand sewed each page to a strip of ribbon using three stitches for each page.  (The cord for my sewing machine appears to have gone missing during our most recent move.)  This took a lot of time.  For the remaining banners, I skipped the sewing and stapled the pages to the ribbon using blue staples.

Alphabet BannerDIY Alphabet BannerFor the banners, I used the following:


  • Printed letters
  • Dictionary
  • Paint chips
  • Thread and needle or stapler with staples that match the ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Glue tape
  • Ribbon

To read more about the book-themed baby shower decorations, see this post on DIY paint chip bookmarks.

DIY Alphabet Paint Chip BookmarksEnjoy!

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A Book Themed Baby Shower: DIY Alphabet Banner — 9 Comments

  1. Marie,
    Super cute baby shower. I love how you used the colorful paint samples. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week. Have a great weekend.

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