How to doodle banners (FREE WORKSHEET!)

So you keep seeing doodly (is that a word?) banners everywhere, right? From bullet journals to intricate, beautiful wedding signage and paper invitations.

Not sure what I’m talking about when I say “doodly banners”? I don’t blame you. Here are some real life examples of where I add banners in my own work!

Now lemme guess… you really wanna up your lettering game and add some of these, but you think to yourself, dang… I suck at drawing and they just keep ending up looking messy.

No prob. I’ve made you a super simple resource- a step by step video, and a free worksheet.

Cause let’s be honest… these hand drawn banners really do add a little somethin’ to your work. And once you can master these three super basic ones, you’ll be able to embellish and impress the crap out of yourself with some more complex ones.

If you’re ready to get started, I’m going to show you a step-by-step on how to draw three variations of doodle banner:

  1. A simple (straight) banner
  2. A curved banner
  3. A wavy banner

For supplies, you’ll need a simple, monoline (fancy word for non-flexible… so, not a brush pen) pen. You’ll also need some good quality paper that has guidelines to keep your lines straight.

Here are the products I’ll be using to demonstrate! You can click on the images to find them on Amazon!

Tombow TwinTone Dual-Tip Markers

Tombow TwinTone Dual-Tip Markers

Rhodia Dot Pad

Rhodia Dot Pad

Got your supplies?
Let’s get started! Click on the video below to head to the step-by-step demonstration.

The links below may be affiliate links where appropriate. This means that your purchase through these links may result in a few cents in payment to me, to support creating further resources like this one! That being said, I will never suggest supplies that I do not personally use and fully recommend.

Ready to give it a shot on your own? (Well, with some help of course….)

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  1. Becca,
    You are the best! Thank you for these awesome videos and wonderful resources! And of course, for the amazing community that you have built. You are an inspiration and I really hope I get to meet you on your fantastic world tour!
    Kristina J

  2. Holy crap on a cracker! This is so cool! I’m going to mail some cards tomorrow and surprise a few friends! Thanks ! Oh, and majuscules is kicking my a**! I thought minuscules were difficult! I think I’m drinking 5x’s more now! I will succeed, though! I may need detox when we are through however I will be able to address a card like a pro!

  3. Love the video and all your worksheets. Way behind but mid-renovations right now. Can’t wait for peace and order and a functional office. Soon!!

  4. Been struggling with banners and you explained it so well! Thank-you for demystifying it for me!

  5. Thank you! Only 2 years late, lol! I’m glad that they’re still available and accessible so I can practice until it’s time for Show Me Your Drills!

  6. I have straight up fallen into a YouTube hole of your tutorials. My best friend has COVID, so trying to make a beautiful card to send her and I can’t tell you how amazing your resources are! Thank you!!

  7. Making a grad card for my granddaughter’s boyfriend-This template is a godsend!!
    Thank you💕🖊️

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