Apr 01 2011

Easter Banner Ribbon Tutorial

Today I have the last tutorial for the Easter banner. The ribbon tutorial is smaller than the previous tutorials and completes the design. 

I’m offering the design made in the tutorial as blog candy. If you’d like a chance to win the design, please leave a comment at the end of each tutorial telling me what you think of the tutorials. I’ll select a winner Sunday evening using Random.org. Again, to be eligible to win the design, please leave a comment on each tutorial.You can find the pennant tutorial here and the Easter basket tutorial here.

The length of the sheer ribbon will be determined upon the number of pennants you use in your banner. Since I only used one pennant for this design, I cut my ribbon length 32 inches. Place double sided tape on the back of the pennant (I used 1/2 inch tape) at the top, right under the lacey scrolls. Place the center of the sheer ribbon on the center of the pennant as shown . To find the center of your ribbon, fold it in half. 

To hide the sheer ribbon and sticky tape, we’ll place the banner made in the pennant tutorial over the ribbon.

Turn the banner over and apply adhesive (I used Perga Glue).

Place banner on the back of the pennant as shown, aligning it with the banner that is on the front of the pennant.

Measure out one and one quarter inch from both the left and right side of the pennant and gather ribbon as shown.  Backstitch 3/4 times at the bottom of the ribbon, baste a vertical line with needle and thread, gather the ribbon and backstitch again 3/4 times at the top of the ribbon.   

There are a couple of ways you can thread the ribbon through the pearls. I inserted a 26 gauge wire through the ribbon and made a loop, bringing both ends of the wire together as shown.

Insert the wire through the hole in the pearl and pull ribbon through.

If you don’t have wire, you can use a needle and thread. I prefer to use wire, it’s easier for me. Backstitch the thread 5/6 times through the ribbon as shown.

Insert the needle through the hole in the pearl and pull the ribbon through. 

Place pearls about an inch and a half apart or whatever your preference is. Thread ribbon through pearls on both sides of pennant.

Tie a knot at the end of both ribbon tails.

Make two large silk ribbon bows using one and one half inch silk ribbon. I made my bows with the Bow Easy. I have a bow making video tutorial demonstrating the Bow Easy here.

Make four flowers as you did in the pennant tutoral and adhere them to the centers of the bows with Perga Glue.  Let adhesive dry completely.  Then adhere bows to the gathered areas of ribbon on either side of the pennant.  Let adhesive dry completely.

Turn pennant over and adhere two flowers to the backs of the bows (this hides the adhesive that you used when you adhered the bows to the ribbon).

And here is the completed design that I am giving away to one lucky winner.  If you’d like a chance at winning this design, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post, as well as the pennant tutorial and the Easter basket tutorial.  I will select a winner Sunday evening at 9:00 p.m. and announce the winner Monday morning.


SpellbindersGrand Calibur, Easter Fun, Fancy Tags Two, Pennants, Lacey Pennants, Banner Basics Three

Ink:  Vintage Photo

Paper:  Light Green, White Card Stock

AccessoriesScissors, Perga Glue, Zip Dry Adhesive, Foam Tabs (A Touch of Grace – Paper Boutique), Pearls, Glitter, Sponges, Double Sided Tape, Easter Grass, Sewing Needle, 26 gauge wire, Silk Ribbon, Sheer Ribbon, Bow Easy

Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper Hugs!!!!!!  


71 responses so far

71 Responses to “Easter Banner Ribbon Tutorial”

  1. Sandy says:

    I love this banner, absolutely beautiful.. I just got the plain pennant die recenty and love it but now I need the rest of them. Your work is amazing!

  2. Sandie Luck says:

    OHHHHH HOW DREAMY!!! The Easter Banner Ribbon is absolutely what I would love to use in decorating my front entry! An expression of beauty from your hands, once again, Jerri!!!
    Springtime wishes of joy and beauty………~Sandie

  3. Kim Baker says:

    Simply beautiful. I love it. Can’t wait to try to make one myself. Thanks for the awesome tutorials.

  4. Gorgeous work! I’ve referred to your blog to all my friends . . . they love the eye candy!

    Thanks for posting the tutorials . . . love the way you teach and the pictures are so helpful! Now to find the time to make the banner!

    Have a happy Easter!

    Deb in WI

  5. Nicolette says:

    OH Jerri , once again, you awe and inspire. Thanks for your generous spirit in sharing. and pssst.. i would love to win..just sayin…

  6. Michele Wright says:

    wonderful tutorial. Thank you for your time and hard work.

  7. Linda Roarte says:

    you are such an inspiration!!!! i am always amazed with your creations.
    wish i cud be as talented as you but i live vicariously through your blog!!!!

  8. Jessica says:

    Lovely as usual Jerri! I watched your bow easy tutorial, and I swear….one of these days I’ll be as proficient as you are with it. I practice, practice, and practice until I get good with it. Then I don’t use it for a week or two, and when I use it again, it takes me forever to get it right! lol Ah well, it’s never boring here!
    Hugs, Jessica

  9. Teri says:

    So informative. This is great. Thanks for all the tutes!

  10. Carolen says:

    Jerri, thank you so much! It is a
    gorgeous piece.

  11. Heather Peel says:

    Hi Jerri. AAAhhhh this is so lovely . looks really good . Love the little flowers and pearls on it .
    something like this would look great in a childs bedroom i think. You have inspired me all over again . Thank you so very much .Have a lovely weekend . hugs Heather

  12. Oh my…this is so pretty……I love it this pennant…..awesome tutorial…..thank you so much for sharing this with us…..

  13. Susan says:

    Your tutorials are just as awesome as your projects. I would so love to win this for my daughter who collected bunnies, many years ago, and has a vintage Peter Rabbit and book. She’s having a baby girl in June and this would be a perfect gift for her. Thanks for your generous sharing of projects and taking the time to make tutorials for us to learn new techniques.

  14. Sheri Riemenschneider says:

    Thanks again for posting tutorials on each step of the process! One question I have is can you tell me what size mm pearl you used for stringing on the ribbon?

  15. I just love your bows…I must get one of the bow makers, it is wonderful…your pennant is just fabulous….I love all the pearls and lovely silk ribbon…That lacy one is a must!!

  16. Rebekka says:

    This is just amazing Jerri!! Great tutorial and this was one amazing project.

  17. Maryann says:

    Oh my goodness, what a stunning project, and your tutorial is just awesome and sooo easy to follow. Thank you so very much for the wonderful piece of artwork, you´ve made here, to teach us this. I´m so impressed with the beauty in this, and I really love it a lot. And my granddaughters just told me to tell you thanks so very much from them as well, and they can´t wait for us to give this a try, so guess, I´ll have to pull these dies to the top of my wishlist now ha ha ha.
    Have a wonderful and relaxed week-end hun, you sure deserve that.

  18. Ellen B says:

    Looks like you are already decorated for Easter with this beautiful design. It has such elegance!

  19. Diane says:

    Gorgeous Jerri, I love your trick for threading the pearls through the ribbon too.

  20. Dottie Davis says:

    This tutorial was very well thought out and well done. To make one of these, I am sure, takes quite a bit of planning and “retaking” to get each picture just right. My son in law is a photographer/videographer who spends “forever” doing a take, with the object to make the finished product look good enough that an observer thinks they could do it themselves! All this to say, Jerri, your photography is as excellent as your creations!

  21. Ginger Cerniglia says:

    Love, Love, Love it….where is my Tales of Peter Rabbit Book?
    Your work is always inspirational and love is in the details.

    Thank you for the tutorials.

  22. Deanna says:

    Thanks for your tutorial. Just love all special touches you added to the banner.

  23. Barbara says:

    What can I say Jerri?. just love your work and love this whole banner. I would love to own this design. The details are so clearly explained. They are Great

  24. Cheryl L says:

    Thanks for the tutorial. It’s so awesome how you finished everything on this–even on the back! I love everything about this project. I’d love to own it just so I could hang it in my project room to study and be inspired (after I used it for Easter, of course!).

  25. mary puskar says:

    I was wondering how you got that ribbon through the pearls. Very clever. Enjoyed all three tutorials on this beautiful project. I just love the use of the Beatrix Potter illustrations. She’s a favorite of mine.


  26. Gloria C says:

    Unbelieveable. I have gotten the Peter Rabbit book now to get the dies. I will have this made before Easter. (I hope) Thank you so much.

  27. Gloria L says:

    Your tutorials are so detail oriented, making them very easy to follow.Thank you!

  28. The tutorial is wonderful Jerri! Thank you for those tips on threading the pearls,that will be so much easier!!

    Have a Blessed weekend!

  29. Pinky says:

    So pretty and again so much attention to details!

  30. Shirley R. says:

    Love the ribbon through the pearls..and I agree with all the posts.

  31. Betty B says:

    I hate to see the banner tutorial end. It was so much fun seeing how you made it so beautiful. So much imagination wwent into it. Love it.

  32. Louise says:

    Awesome project, thank you so much for sharring
    Louise 🙂

  33. Deb Saaranen says:

    The pearly touches are so special…love this entire project! Thanks so much for the inspiration Jerri…it’s never ending at this site!

  34. Lorraine G says:

    Pure elegance!!

  35. Cindy says:

    Beautiful work, would LOVE to win it!


  36. Kristine Vencel says:

    Simply beautiful w/only 1 pennant! Thank you for sharing your “creative secrets” with us!

  37. Pat Jandacek says:

    Wanting to qualify for the drawing but also must add my admiration and thanks to you for the fabulous art work and then the teaching of it, too! Beautiful, beautiful work. I have my fingers crossed but will be very pleased for whoever The Lucky One is.

  38. Barbara Taylor says:

    Very pretty. Love the technique with the pearls on the ribbon. Really adds to the pennant. Thanks for sharing your talent

  39. Cyndee Scholet says:

    Love the pearls! What an easy way to add an elegant touch to the banner.
    Thanks for the great tutorials!

  40. Karen Harper says:

    That is so clever. I loved this whole design. What an inspiration.

  41. Nancy Schultz says:

    Thank you so much for the tutorials Jerri. I love all of your attention to details. I would so love to win your Petter Rabbit penndant. Thanks for sharing your talent.

  42. Denise says:

    That threaded ribbon with the pearls is FABO, girlie!

  43. Lorie B. says:

    The ribbon absolutely completes the look. Another fabulous tutorial. Thank you so much for all the work that went into both the banner and the tutorials!!

  44. DebraK says:

    I absolutely love the pearls with the shear ribbon! Your tutorials are awesome–I love the breakdown of each element. As much as I have looked at your original design, your tutorials bring out the finest level of detail. I would love to win this pennant and put it where I could look at it every day and be inspired…you are so talented and gifted–!!!

  45. Cathy says:

    Another great tutorial, although I’m not much of a sewer and therefore would have liked a bit more detail about the sewing parts.

  46. Janice says:

    I recently started selling birthday banners in my etsy store but none of them have been this stunning!! The detail you put into your work astounds me! The pastels and that paper are adorable and the ribbons just bring it altogether so nicely.

  47. cheryl miller says:

    How do you think these things up? Beautiful as usual. Take a curtsy, you my dear are the Queen. 🙂

  48. Peggy Allen says:

    Wonderful ending to a very beautiful banner. Love the was you did the ribbon and beads and of course the bows. Thank you for the tutorials.
    Happy spring,

  49. Thank you so much again, this is gorgeous! I have the bow easy too, but my bows are not as nice as yours, I need to check out your video. I love all the amazing details you put into this.

  50. Rufus says:

    All of the details carry right through into the ribbon. Love how you’ve strung the pearls along it. Will have to check out your bow-easy tutorial to see if I’m missing something, since I swear mine don’t come out as nice as yours! An incredible project from start to finish. Thanks for sharing all of the details with us. Makes you appreciate it even more!

  51. Victoria Merrick says:

    Another beautiful creation and easy-to-follow tutorial!!! Not only do I LOVE the banner but I’m in awe of how you finish your banners by not forgetting the reverse side.

    If I am the lucky winner of this precious banner, I will display it for years to come! Thank you for the blog candy and the chance to win it.

    Paper hugs back atcha, Oh Creative One!!!

  52. Cheryl says:

    I’m having trouble posting to the blog tonight , it doesn’t want to “go”.

    Thank you for sharing your know how with us. I love this banner and want to make one for my grown daughter who was raised on Peter Rabbit and the other Beatrix Potter books.

  53. Susie says:

    Very nice. Wonderful detail front and back! Another beautiful decorative piece for a spring or Easter celebration. Thank you.

  54. Clavell says:

    In every way, this was a beautiful project and so very instructive. Thank you.

  55. Anne says:

    Oh mine! It is so delicate and detailed work and your tutorial is so easy to follow. How I admire your patience and your generosity in sharing all your lovely project with others. Your love of fellow crafters are immense!! Here’s my salute to you!! Have a great weekend!!

  56. Norma Robnett says:

    You are to be commended on how easy it was to understand all of the steps involved on the Easter Banner. The pictures were almost all that was needed but the written detail was excellent! Thank you, again.

  57. Sheila-UK says:

    Your banner is just beautiful Jerri and your tuturials are so easy to follow…I thank you so much for all your kinds and the inspiration you give us. As I have said before I would just love to see one of your beautiful creations in real life.

    Love Sheila xx

  58. Dorcas98 says:

    Just Awe3some!!! I am so excited to try to make this project!! You are so very awesome and kind to post it to share with us. Thank you so very much!! I am just getting started and your tutorial looks so very easy to follow. What an encouragement. Thanks Again and God Bless!!!!

  59. Beth Norman says:

    Oh Gerri, I would love to win your blog candy. Your work is such a delight to see. I just ordered those banners because you enabled me. I left comments previously on your two posts.



  60. bethann d says:

    i am in awe of you, the time, attention to detail just makes this banner more stunning each time i look at it.

  61. Sallie says:

    I love your tutorials they are a gift to us!

  62. Linda says:

    I’ve learned so much….thank you! What a thing of beauty your banner is!


  63. Rose Ann says:

    Fabulous tutorial, Jerri!! Thanks so much!! It is absolutely gorgeous!!

  64. Mary Edna says:

    This is very beautiful. Your tutorial is very detailed and easy to follow. Thank you.

  65. Beautiful, love how you kept the bow tails long!

  66. Sue K (Australia) says:

    Love this part of the tutorial – and – Wow – that ribbon bit!!! whoa!!!!

  67. You have to know I love the tutorial!! I’ve not forgotten the Beatrix Potter post. Thanks you have the greatests posts.

  68. […] And the winner is:  Dottie Davis   Dottie’s comment on the third tutorial: April 1, 2011 at 3:09 pm […]

  69. Jerri you did such a beautiful job on this project from every aspect…all the details are so beautiful….and great tutorials too!

  70. Now this is just darling! Every bit of it! I especially love the little basket you created with the dies. So cute!

  71. Lynn Smith says:

    This is so beautiful and I so need it on a project I’m doing right now. I’m praying for this one!

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