Upcycle your Banner

Banners are great for attracting attention. Whether you opt for an indoor banner or an outdoor one, if you have a great design that blends colour, your USP, and relevant information in an attractive way, you’ll likely be halfway to gaining new leads.

What happens when you need to change your message or update your logo though? Do you throw your banner away or do you recycle it? Or, do you upcycle?

Not only can you create something new from your banner but you can do something ‘green’ and step closer to helping the planet. We’ve looked at a few ways your old banner could be upcycled…

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Some people opt for beads but why not go for a banner? Creating equally sized strips, you could end up with something as creative as this. The more creative the banner design, the better.

From banner to bag

A very popular option for old banners, many people have gotten creative and have made a range of bags such as hand bags, totes and even laundry bags.

Celebrate with bunting and banners

Imagine the amount of bunting you could make with a banner. Whether you’re throwing a garden party or need some extra decorations for that surprise sweet 16, your banner could be just what you need. If you need a large blank space for a ‘welcome home’ or ‘birthday’ message, how about using the other side of the banner? You could paint it or stick things to it.

Donate it to a local school or youth club

In the same way that banners are great for bunting, they’re also great for crafts. Imagine what could be made from the banner or what it could be added to. It might even be used to cover the tables and protect them from spills and stains!

A fashionable option…

How about creating clothing from your old banner? Even if you can’t wear it, it’s a great way to let the creativity flow.

Project yourself!

Why not use the blank side of your banner as a projection screen? You could leave it blank or decorate the sides.  The options are endless.

Use your banner as a cover

Need to protect your windscreen or baby veg from those frosty nights? Perhaps you need some temporary roofing or simply require tarpaulin. Your banner is the perfect candidate.

Protect your strings!

It’s important that guitars are kept safe and what a fantastic way to do so. Whilst these cases also use other materials, they’ve incorporated the outdoor banner well…

If you have any more ideas about how to use old banners, we’d love to hear! We also have plenty of upcycling ideas on our Pinterest board.


Both images can be found on Pinterest.


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