The Little Red Owl

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Last night, spur of the moment, I decided to make a banner for my bedroom.

I have been wanting to make something for above my dresser and mirror because the room feels too short there and I need something fun to even out the space.

I decided to make a banner that says “Come What May” (inspired by Moulin Rouge) from book pages and string.

Something similar to this was my inspiration:

book banner


I gathered my supplies:

supplies for book page banner

1. Book from Dollar Tree ($1.00-I picked this up a few month ago with this project in mind)

2. A roll of string (also $1.00 from Dollar Tree)

3. Hole punch (on hand)

4. Marker in your choice of color (on hand, I chose RED)

5. Washi tape to attach to the wall (on hand)

6. a saying or phrase of your choice (I have a master list of sayings I like, so I consulted that and picked my fav)

red marker

I then started ripping pages out of the book, I chose pages with a full page of text and no titles to keep the look uniform.

book pages

Next, I took my RED marker and started on my letters. I tried to write large, simple, and at least a tad fancy :)

letter on book page

Now, it’s time to punch some holes.

hole punch

I punched 2 holes in each sheet of paper, one on each side as close to the top and sides as I could without jeopardizing the paper breaking.

Next, simply start weaving the string through the holes of the pages in the order the pages go in the banner. (I added a blank book page to the beginning and end of the banner as well as in-between each word.)

punched book pages

I then knotted the ends of the string. Almost done!

Time to grab your favorite washi tape and put that banner up!

washi tape

Honestly, the washi tape is barely visible on my wall but at least I know it’s cute, right?

I put the banner up (by myself of course-I hate to ask for help :)) and it felt a little too high.

book page banner, too high

book page banner, first try

I simply moved the banner down a bit and now it’s perfect.

book page banner DIY

DIY book page banner

What do you guys think?

I LOVE how easy and CHEAP this project was-only $2.00!

*going off a suggestion from a friend I removed the first and last page of the banner (both blank) and I LOVE the way it looks. The saying seems to stand out more now and the room doesn’t look cluttered. Thanks Rachael!

improved book page banner

close up book page banner



5 thoughts on “Easy DIY Book Page Banner

  1. Rachael D. says:

    sweet! I love it!

  2. Rachael D. says:

    I love this idea! I should send you a pic of my living room wall! Its this big poster I was gifted with postcards from around the world. I cut up the postcards to all be individual and did the same thing – except I used mini clothes pins instead of hole punching. My recommendation is to take both blank pages from the front (before the “C”) and back (after the “Y”) off so it doesn’t overlay on top of the white door frame. What do you think?

    1. Amy says:

      Great idea! I did this last night and I love the look. I think the saying stands out more and looks more uniform. Thanks for the idea! (I updated the post too)

  3. Debra says:

    I love it! What an inexpensive way to dress up the wall

    1. Amy says:

      Thank you, I love how it turned out!

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