Decorating a Banner Method: Decorating a Banner Hint Lay banner on plastic before painting as paint will seep through. Step One Paint background colours first. Allow paint to dry completely. Step Two Paint design over dried background. Allow to dry. Step Three Add decorative line work with Kindyglitz or Colour Slix. Step Four Stitch or glue Decorative Fringing and other embellishments. Step Five Insert rod through banner edging. The banner is ready to hang.