Looking for simple and charming banners to enhance your bullet journal, planner, gift wrap, or scrapbooking projects? In this article, I will guide you through four easy-to-follow tutorials, providing step-by-step instructions for each banner design.
I absolutely adore adding hand-drawn elements to my journals and gift wrap. They offer a delightful and effortless way to infuse personalization and creativity into your crafting endeavors. Even if you don’t consider yourself an artist, fear not! These banners are so simple to draw that anyone can master them.
So, let’s embark on this creative journey together and learn how to draw captivating banners!
What You’ll Need to Create Banners
To draw banners in your journals and on your cards, you can utilize various drawing mediums. Personally, I recommend using Tombow’s Mono Drawing Pens or the fine tips of Tombow Dual Brush Pens. These pens are also fantastic for learning how to hand-letter! However, if you prefer not to invest in specialized tools, any pen, pencil, marker, or colored pencil will do just fine.
In terms of sketchbooks, I love using these particular ones as they provide an ideal canvas for practicing hand-lettering, doodling, and, of course, drawing banners.
Let’s Get Started: Drawing Four Beautiful Banners
Now, let’s delve into the step-by-step instructions for creating four distinct banner designs. Try them all out, and afterwards, feel free to share your favorite in the comments!
1. Ribbon Banner
This ribbon banner design consists of four easy steps and is perfect for adding a touch of charm to names or fun greetings.
- Begin by drawing two parallel, wavy lines.
- Next, connect these lines by adding two small connecting lines.
- Then, draw side ribbons on each side of the banner.
- Lastly, connect the loops on each side of the banner to the banner itself using small lines.
2. Simple Banner
The simplicity of this wavy banner design makes it a breeze to draw.
- Start by drawing two wavy lines.
- Lastly, connect the ends of the lines by drawing arrow shapes. That’s all there is to it!
3. Arch Ribbon Banner
This arch ribbon banner variation offers a playful twist on the classic wavy ribbon design.
- First, draw two curved, parallel lines.
- Next, connect these lines with two connecting lines.
- Then, add two curves at the bottom of your banner.
- Lastly, transform these curved shapes into the ends of your banner.
4. Straight Banner
For those seeking a super simple banner style, this straight banner is perfect.
- Start by drawing two straight parallel lines.
- Connect the lines to form a rectangle.
- Next, add a small, slanted line to the top left and top right corners of the rectangle.
- Create flag shapes on each of these lines.
- Lastly, add a small, straight line to connect the flag shapes to the banner.
There you have it! These adorable and straightforward banners are excellent additions to all your handmade creations.
Thank you for joining me on this delightful journey of learning how to draw banners. I hope you found these step-by-step instructions helpful and inspiring. Have a fantastic day filled with creativity and joy!