4 Steps to Impress Your Guests: DIY Card Box Banner

Are you planning a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, engagement party, or special event and looking to add personalized touches to elevate the ambience and decor? This custom “Cards” banner will do just that. An unforgettable DIY project your loved ones and yourself will absolutely be delighted to see! 


Follow this easy 4-Step photo guide to craft your very own “Cards” banner for your gift table. Get ready to impress your guests and make your party truly one-of-a-kind!


Translucent paper


Twine or ribbon


Wood Clips

Stencils or printed templates for the letters


Glue, Mod Podge, or double-sided tape

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1. Choose Your Colors

Start by deciding which cardstock colors you want to use for this project. You will need a background color and a text color. We went with ivory cardstock for the base and black cardstock for the letters. Depending on the theme of your party, choose colors that complement the overall appearance best.

And you will need translucent paper as the third stationery material for this project.

2. Measure & Cut

Cut out 5 rectangular pieces that will roughly fit within your card box display in your background color cardstock. Adjust and trim the length and width to your personal liking.

Little Advice: Start with your rectangular cutouts being a bit on the larger side. You can cut them smaller but not bigger.

Trace one of the rectangular cutouts onto your translucent paper. Trim a bit from the top and a little on one side to make these cutouts a bit smaller than our background pieces. Now, trace and cut out four more of those smaller rectangles. 

3. Create the Letters

Using stencils, printed templates, or free-handing, trace each individual letter on your chosen cardstock. You can customize the size and font style of the letters to match your event's aesthetic. Try a few styles and see what you like best if you are unsure. 

Tip: You will want your letters to fit onto your translucent paper cutouts.

Carefully cut out each letter. This step may require some precision, especially if you have an intricate font. Take your time and be patient.

4. Assemble

Now, time to assemble the banner. Glue each individual letter to your cutout pieces of translucent paper. Let dry. 

Next, glue a small strip on the upper back of the translucent paper and adhere to the background pieces.

Clip each letter using the wood clothing pins to your kraft twine and hang to your chosen card box or gift table.

Personalization Ideas

Add a touch of sparkle with gems or glitter. 
Attach small, artificial flowers or greenery to the corners of the banner for a floral accent. 
Consider calligraphy to handwrite the letters for a vintage touch.

If you have a theme or motif for your event, integrate it into the banner's design and colors to have a cohesive look with the party.

Creating a banner for your card box is a fantastic way to add a personal and charming element to your special day. With just a few materials and a dash of creativity, you can craft a unique DIY “Cards” banner that perfectly complements your event. This simple and cute touch will impress your guests and be a cherished keepsake from your unforgettable celebration that will last a lifetime! 


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