New Year’s Even sneaks up on us and is often almost forgotten when decorating. This printable Happy New Year banner is a great easy and quick way to decorate your mantle for a fun little family celebration. It takes less than 10 minutes to make, so it’s perfect for last-minute decorations and great for kids.
Happy New Year banner
It seems like this week passes between Christmas and New Years and suddenly I’m not ready for the party to ring in the new year. The result is looking at the last minute for a simple little decoration that I can make in minutes. This idea is so simple! A simple little project that the kids will be happy to help you with. Trust me, it’s a great choice to add to your New Years party!
If you are hosting a party, you will love these great new year party ideas and this great list of champagne cocktails. Tons of great additions to your party. I also like to whip up some of these chicken wing recipes! Great for feeding a lot and making it super easy.
What paper should I print this on?
I used a normal piece of cardboard for this. White is best as this is a patterned print on the words. You need full color printing or your own painted or colored lettering to look sparkling for the holiday. Here are some more ideas you can use to print these words.
- Copy paper
- Craft paper
- Scrapbook paper
- Birch wood
- Thin cardboard
- White fabric
What should I use as the basis for my banner?
The words are only part of the process for this banner. You also need to put them on something to hang. While I used a super simple ribbon that I had on hand, you can use other elements to create your banner. Below are some of the things I use to hang garlands and banners.
- String or jute
- Grosgrain ribbon
- Paper tape
- Embroidery thread
The goal is to slide the tape through the holes you punched in the words. So the only real consideration is to make sure that the tape or string you are using slides easily through the hole and doesn’t tear it open.
What should I hang the banner on?
Banners and garlands are usually hung on the mantle or the edge of a porch or railing. This garland is so easy to make that you can really hang it anywhere. You can add all the letters on one piece of string, or you can separate them and hang one word per length of ribbon.
My favorite places to hang banners are on the edge of the coat, up in our entertainment center or in the archway between the kitchen and dining room. Banners look great on bookcases, cupboards, cottages, doors, and even an empty space on a wall in your living room.
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Printable Happy New Year Template
When you want to print the template, it’s so easy to manage! Just click the link below and print on white paper. Then cut out the words and use them for your New Year banner.
Printable Happy New Year Template
How to make a happy new year banner
Print the template file.
Cut out each letter individually.
Using a hole punch, add a hole in the top center of each letter.
Thread tape or string through the letters that spell the words.
Hang on a wall or mantelpiece as desired.
More fun ideas for your New Years party
I love making cute little decorations for parties and events. New Years are usually perfect for sharing time with others, but a fun night out with just one immediate family is most likely in 2020. If you want to dress up and have fun with the family at home, you can add this or any of the following banners.
Plus delicious party recipes!
If you have a Cricut or Silhouette cutter, you can also print out the words and use them to cut out for you. This is a great way to use this and make cutting cardstock or thin cardboard easier.
This is best printed on card stock, but it can be printed on any paper you have on hand.
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This banner is perfect to hang on your coat.
You can secure the letters with a ribbon, string, thread, or rope. Find what’s practical and use it!
Keep this up year after year by cutting out and laminating the letters before adding them to the ribbon.