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DIY 2020 Kentucky Derby Ribbon Banner

May 01, 2017 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized, Holidays / Parties
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If you’re planning a get together to watch the Kentucky Derby on May 2, 2020, I’ve got a simple and easy decoration idea for you. You can turn basic paper pinwheels into giant ribbons fit for the winning horse! I created five ribbons and strung them together to create this DIY Kentucky Derby Ribbon Banner. The garland creates an easy party backdrop, or you can also make separate ribbons and scatter them around the party.

Turn paper party fans into a DIY ribbon banner for your Kentucky Derby party!

This ribbon banner would look great hung inside or outdoor. You can adjust the size of the banner based on the size of party fans you use.

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Supplies for DIY Kentucky Derby Ribbon Banner

Supplies for DIY Kentucky Derby ribbon banner

How to Make Kentucky Derby Ribbon Banner

Step 1. Secure the party fans in place with glue dots. Many fans come with adhesive already but I prefer to use glue dots in case you want to fold them up and reuse the fans later on.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

Step 2. Add three glue dots to the top of a larger fan. Try to position the glue dots across a couple folds in the fan so that they lay flat such as in the photo.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

Step 3. Position a smaller party fan on top of the larger fan and press into the glue dots to secure.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

Step 4. Cut two inch circles from colored card stock.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

Step 5. Adhere to the center of each smaller party fan with a glue dot and add a gold letter sticker on top of each if you would like to spell something with your banner. I spelled “derby” on mine.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

Step 6. Cut strips of wide ribbon and add to the back of the fans at an angle and slightly overlapping. Adhere with glue dots.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

Step 7. Use a hole punch to add two holes to the top of large fan. I separated my holes five folds apart on the fan. String the fans onto a length of twine to create the banner.

How to make a DIY giant ribbon banner with party fans

They really do look like giant winning ribbons. I love the touch of gold in these fans combined with the pink and turquoise.

Turn paper party fans into a DIY ribbon banner for your Kentucky Derby party!

I hung the banner from our outdoor patio to create a festive backdrop for our 2020 Kentucky Derby party. Find lots more inspiration for your Kentucky Derby viewing party here!

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