Simple Banners and Buntings for Lettering

Now that we’ve talked about penmanship and combining different lettering styles, lets go one step further with creating simple banners and buntings to showcase your lettering.


Do NOT say you are not artistic!

I know you’re already starting to give up, and you’re saying things like:

  • I can’t even draw a stick figure.
  • I’m not creative.
  • I don’t know how to draw…

No more excuses!

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You do not have to be a classically trained artist to create designs that you love!

We are not talking about a study in realism, folks. For the rest of this week we’re talking about simple doodle-style elements that add interest to our hand lettering.


Banners and buntings are an easy, non-artsy addition to your designs.

If you can draw simple (not perfect) triangles and squares, you can create a bunting!

If you don’t know how to draw a straight line, you will make an awesome banner!

 Here is a video of how I draw banners and buntings.

You can get as fancy as you’d like, but simple is still beautiful!

I draw out my banners and then add the lettering to make sure the word flows in the same direction as the banner.

Recommended supplies for this project:

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