Vintage Styled Spring Banner Using Dollar Store Finds

The project I'm sharing today is so easy that I almost didn't blog about it. You can whip this craft up in ten minutes and everything you need to make this adorable Vintage styled Spring Banner can be found at the dollar store. Just like wreaths, hanging cute and playful banners for each new season just makes me happy. What about you? I hang them on the fireplace mantel, mirrors, chalkboards, or above dressers and cabinets. They aren't just for parties anymore!

Simple DIY Spring Banner



Vintage Styled Spring Banner Using Dollar Store Finds


I've had the banner hanging on our stair railing since March. Like I said, it's so simple to make that I hadn't planned on sharing it. But then I got to thinking since DIY bunting banners are so popular on Pinterest, other people must love them too. It's still Spring here in the northern hemisphere so I figured it wasn't too late to finally share it.

Here in the Edmonton area, we've had snow for several days and it feels more appropriate to be hanging a Christmas banner in MAY! 😒 I recently moved the banner from the stair railing and hung it on a large chalkboard in our kitchen as a daily reminder that it is in fact Spring. I like how it pops against the dark black.

Spring Bunting Banner With Dollar Store Finds

Pretty Spring scrapbook paper embellished each flag but I couldn't stop there. Giving the bunting banner an aged appearance adds so much vintage charm.

Vintage Style Spring Banner

Fun alphabet stickers spell the word S P R I N G across the banner.

Scrapbook Paper Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

Scrapbook Paper Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

And some flags are embellished with other stickers like the cute tags below that spell the word WISH to compliment the butterfly which symbolizes change, hope, and life.

Scrapbook Paper Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

Scrapbook Paper Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

More cute round sticker tags spell the word ENJOY to compliment the bike and the paths it will take the rider on.

Scrapbook Paper Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

Scrapbook Paper Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

But my favorite embellishment is the adorable crocheted bird bottle cap on the first letter S flag.

Crochet Bottle Cap Dollar Store Find Spring Banner

What you'll need to make it

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These are the items I used to make the Spring bunting banner.

Spring Banner Using Dollar Store Supplies

Materials List

Colored Paper (similar)
Spring Scrapbook Paper (similar)
Alphabet Stickers (alternatives)
Word Stickers (alternatives)
Crochet Wrapped Bottle Caps
Colored Mini Clothespins
Twine
White School Glue, Mod Podge or Glue Stick
Burned Umber Acrylic Craft Paint
Small Sponge
Scrapbooking Paper Cutter

Here's how to make it

  1. I made a simple graphics below so you could see how I made templates for both the flags and flag overlays for the banner. I would suggest making them with either cardstock or thin cardboard. Cut the templates out with a paper cutter or scissors for a less precise cut.
  2. Trace the flag template onto assorted solid colored scrapbook paper and cut them out with a paper cutter. 
  3. Use the second template to trace flag overlays onto pretty scrapbook paper and cut with a paper cutter. 
  1. Glue the scrapbook paper overlays onto the colored paper flags with white school glue, Mod Podge, or a glue stick. After the glue dries, have fun embellishing the flags.
  2. Embellish the banners with whatever you have on hand or can find at the dollar store. I used word stickers from booklets I found at the dollar store. 
  3. I also embellished the first flag with adorable crochet wrapped bottle cap that came in a package of three.
  4. Spell the word S P R I N G with colorful alphabet stickers across the banner. You may want to dab a little glue behind the stickers for extra adhesion. 

This next step takes the bunting banner from looking like a brand new craft to one that has a vintage style look like it's been around for years.

This is what the bunting banner looked like before aging it.

Mantel Spring Banner Before Aging The Paper

And here it is after being aged. Wouldn't you agree that it has far more character and charm?

Aged Vintage Style Spring Banner

How to age the scrapbook paper

I aged the scrapbook paper by pouncing burned umber craft paint with a small damp seafoam sponge. Much like you do when stenciling, offload the excess paint onto a paper towel and pounce in an up and down motion over the solid colored paper. Add more paint along the edges where they would naturally age over time and overlap some of the paint onto the edges of the pretty scrapbook paper too.

Time to hang it!

Cut a long strand of twine the length of the mantel, mirror, chalkboard or wherever you plan to hang your banner. Add an extra 24 inches if you'd like strands trailing down each side. Attach the flags onto the twine with mini clothespins and you're done!

I told you it was easy peasy 😀

Sadly, for the same reasons I mentioned in my opening paragraph, I've never shared my other bunting banners on the blog. I did make a couple of mini banners for the DIY wedding card boxes for our children's weddings. You can find them in the Rustic Wedding Card Holder and Beach Destination Wedding Card Box posts. This serves as a good reminder that I need to share more seasonal bunting banners on the blog.

For more DIY Spring inspiration visit my Spring Projects Page.

Easy Dollar Store Find Spring Banner


Dollar Store Find Aged Spring Banner

If you have any questions about this craft, please leave them in the comment section below or press the Contact Me button at the top of the blog to drop me an email. I love hearing from you!

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13 comments

  1. This is so pretty! Such lovely finds at the dollar store. Have a wonderful day!

    Tamara X

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    1. Thank you so much Tamara! I love frequenting our local Dollarama stores, especially the craft aisle. I have bins of craft supplies from my shopping jaunts.

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  2. Those little crocheted caps are ahhh-dorable Marie! Such a sweet idea and I love the vintage vibe! Hope your snow melts ...like right now...lol... and you have super day. XO

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    1. I know, right! I wish I had grabbed a bunch of those bottle caps to keep in my stash. It's snowing again today! Wishing you a super day as well, Denise. xo

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  3. I'm always focused on one thing when I go to the dollar store, or I come home with everything---I will have to look for makings for something like this---I love the aging. Interesting we make old look new, and new look old...a conundrum of sorts. LOL. Great job!

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    1. How do you do it, Sandi? It is impossible for me to go into the dollar store with just one focus. I see shiny things almost the second I enter and then more and more. Some things are one time products so I can't miss the opportunity. LOL

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  4. Hi Marie! This is darling! So spring-like. I love the vintage style of the banner flags. Didn't I see snow in one of your recent posts on social media? I think you need to come down to the beach! LOL!! Take care my friend! Oh, and I pinned this darling banner too!

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    1. Hi Wendi, so good to see you here my friend 😀 I needed some Spring in this house because old man winter doesn't seem to want to leave. Thankfully that nasty snow has since melted and they are forecasting warmer temperatures this week. Some hot sun and a beach sounds soooooo good about now!

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  5. I totally agree with you Marie, you do need to share more of your bunting crafts. It's sometime difficult to tell just looking at a photo how someone achieved the finished look. And this one is a perfect example of that. Love how you used to burnt umber to age the paper. That's such a great idea. I always have a tube of that in my painting supplies, but trying to find inks isn't so easy

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  6. Thanks Michelle! This is one of the largest buntings I've made. Normally I make them around 2-inches wide. Time to make a Summer one for the kitchen chalkboard because I do have faith that Old Man Winter will eventually get the message that it's time to blow this popsicle stand!

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  7. Oh, this is so pretty... love the vintage look! Hey, nice new profile photo! I would have never guessed it was you! Lovely!

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    1. Thanks Julie, glad you like the banner AND the photo! The old headshot was about two years old and I've since gone short with my hair and stopped coloring it red so figured it was time for a new mug shot. LOL

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  8. Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared.

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