Letter (Bunting) Banners

We obviously do a lot of banners.. vinyl, matte, mesh, stand-up. If you receive our emails or follow us on social media, you probably think that you’ve seen it all. But there’s one we have yet to discuss: letter banners! Otherwise known as bunting banners.

For those who don’t know, a letter banner is a string of garlands with single letters (or numbers) that combine to make a word or saying. “Happy Birthday” and “Cheers” are two popular types.

Happy birthday letter banner

Happy birthday letter banner

Why would you use a letter banner over a traditional banner? Well, for one, it’s more lightweight and easier to carry. But more importantly, it is easier to hang and easy to take down. A string, ribbon or similar material holds the individual pieces, which can be easily tied to a stationary object. A traditional banner is usually held by hooks screwed into the wall, hanging clips and/or heavy-duty zip ties. If it’s outside, sometimes bungee cables or super suction cups are used. More heavy-duty ties are used because the banner itself is heavier.

Obviously, screws damage the wall more than tying a string around anchored furniture. Thus, consumers tend to use letter banners for personal use and traditional banners for commercial use. Obviously, this is not always the case, as you can see below. Edley’s Bar-B-Que used a bunting banner for a Bridal Expo they attended on January 17th.

letter banner - kraft paper

Letter banner – kraft paper


Although all banners are meant to be temporary, letter banners are a little more so than other banners. This is, again, due to the fact that they are easier to hang and lighter in weight.

letter banner - vinyl

Letter banner – vinyl

Like traditional banners, bunting banners come in various materials. Edley’s used kraft paper, while Shayna used vinyl (designed to look like burlap) for her wedding.

Letter banners are fun because you can do more die cutting (cool shapes) with the garlands. You can create the letter itself:

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Letter banner - circle shaped

Letter banner – circle shaped


Letter banner - rectangles

Letter banner – rectangles


Letter banner - scalloped letters

Letter banner – scalloped letters


bunting shape

Letter banner – Guidon shape

Or whatever your heart desires:

Bunting banner

Bunting banner