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DIY Baby Shower Banner with Rustic Woodland Theme

This tutorial couldn’t be any easier. Check the step by step tutorial for how to make this DIY baby shower banner for a rustic woodland baby shower.

I’m so excited to share this fun DIY baby shower banner for a rustic woodland shower with you today. This was something I made for my sister’s woodland baby shower a few weeks ago.

I’ve been showing you all the fun DIYs for this shower, including the baby shower name tag. I can’t wait to show you how everything at the shower turned out – stay tuned; the big reveal is coming soon! UPDATE: Check out how the rustic woodland baby shower food and decor turned out. 

A baby shower banner hangs over a buffet window looking into a restaurant kitchen. The banner is made with faux moss flags with letters that spell out

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A rustic woodland animal themed baby shower banner hangs on a wall over a buffet filled with trays of food and snacks.

Supplies for DIY Baby Shower Banner:

  • Recycled cardboard for pendants
  • Moss
  • 3-in-1 glue (once you start using this glue,  you won’t ever turn back)
  • Jute, twine, or string
  • Clothespins
  • Wood animal cutouts (optional – I found mine at JoAnn’s in one of the dollar bins!)
  • White paper for letters
  • Paper cutter, die cut machine, or purchase pre-cut letters
  • Scissors

How to Make a DIY Rustic Baby Shower Banner with Moss

Before we get started, just a quick warning, this moss can get really messy, and you’ll probably find your hands like this. I’d recommend putting something down to work on so your clean-up is easier!

A picture of a woman's hands with faux crafting moss stuck all over her fingers.

Step 1. Cut out cardboard pendants.

A two image collage showing the first step of making a baby shower banner. The image on the left shows sheets of cardboard with large triangle shapes drawn in pencil. The image on the right shows a pair of scissors and four cardboard triangle shapes cut out.

I used old recycled cardboard for the pendants. Using cardboard is great because it is free!

I know you always have a ton of cardboard boxes sitting around, right? Check out these cardboard crafts for adults for more genius ideas.

Start by cutting the cardboard pendants about 6 inches wide at the top and about 8 inches tall. I used a straight edge to trace the pendants.

To get them nice and square, just make sure you’re creating the point in the exact middle of the top line and just connect the dots!

Step 2. Cover the pendants with moss.

A nine image collages shows all the steps involved in covering cardboard triangle flag shapes with crafting moss. The steps include cutting moss sheets, adding craft glue, and attaching the moss to the cardboard.

Cut out the sheet moss so you have a 1/2-inch to 1-inch border to wrap around the back. Peel off the paper backing from the moss. Add lots of glue to your cardboard and press down on the back of the moss. I held it there for about 20 seconds before moving on.

Next, add glue to the border and a thin line on the edge of the cardboard. Then fold the moss over the back edge and hold it in place until the glue adheres (20-30 seconds).

I did each edge separately. Trim off any excess moss on the corners. Repeat the process for all of your pendants.

Step 3. Cut your letters out and attach them with glue.

I don’t have a picture of this because my wonderful mother cut these letters out for me and brought them to the shower for me. I have no idea where my Silhouette Cameo paper cutter is in my garage… oh the joys of renovating and moving!

Step 4. Assemble your moss banner for a rustic woodland baby shower.

A woman works on stringing together all the elements for a rustic woodland animal themed baby shower banner. The moss-covered flags and woodland animal pictures lay on a covered table, while a person uses twine to string the flags together.

We did the assembly of the banner on-site because it was easier to transport it all in separate pieces.

Figure out how long it needs to be for the area where you are hanging the banner, and spread out the pendants and animals (optional) accordingly.

We just used some twine and clothespins to attach. I covered those clothespins with fun wood-looking washi tape I found at Hobby Lobby.

I added some moss-covered hearts at the end. I made them using the same process as the pendants.

A DIY rustic baby shower banner hangs from a wall. The banner is made with moss flags and pictures of baby woodland animals. Text across the top of the image says

Did this DIY baby shower banner turn out so cute? It was so easy to make and really added a lot to our decorations at the rustic woodland baby shower.

If you’re looking for a fun banner for your next rustic-themed party, consider adding moss for an extra bit of woodland charm.

Easy moss covered banner for rustic woodland baby shower

How To Make a DIY Baby Shower Banner

Yield: 1
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $15

This rustic moss baby banner is the perfect woodland-themed baby shower decoration! You only need a few supplies for this simple baby shower banner DIY.

Materials

  • Recycled cardboard for pendants
  • Moss
  • 3-in-1 glue 
  • Jute, twine or string
  • Clothespins
  • Wood animal cutouts 
  • White paper for letters

Tools

  • Paper cutter or die cut machine
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Cut out cardboard pendants.
  2. Cover with moss.
  3. Cut your letters out and attach with glue.
  4. Assemble your moss banner for rustic woodland baby shower.

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