How to Make a Free Printable Banner

Updated July 20, 2017

Whether it's for a booth at the fair, a welcome home for a family member or a birthday celebration, a banner gets your message across in a big way. In a few simple steps, you can create and print your own banner in time for the occasion.

Open Microsoft Word, or another word-processing program, and click File/New. Search the New Document/Template list for banners, and select a banner from the projects list that is suitable for your occasion.

Select the text in the banner, and type in your own greeting or title. Adjust your font style, size and colour in the font settings.

Customise the decorative graphics in the template by clicking on them, then click on Insert/Clip art, and search for new graphics such as "border" or "party." If necessary, resize and adjust the graphics' placement on the banner so your text is not blocked from view.

Save and print your banner.

Assemble your banner using tape to attach pages to each other in proper order. Trim edges if necessary. Use tape to attach your banner to a wall or other surface.


Consider creating and printing cards, posters or flyers to match your new banner.

Things You'll Need

  • Word-processing program
  • Printer paper
  • Tape
  • Scissors
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About the Author

As a lifetime writer, Cari D. Cruse counts her professional career from 1995, when she first had an article published in a local paper, the "Sandpoint Newsline." Her published credits include step-by-step how-to magazine articles, advertising copy, creative stories and more in publications including "Paper Crafts Magazine," "PaperWorks" magazine, and eHow. Cruse's education includes voc-tech classes through North Idaho College.