DIY: basic fabric banner

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Hey everyone! Happy Thursday! I have had a very busy, but exciting week. One of the many things coming up is a baby shower my friends and I are throwing at my house for our friend, Melaina. I decided that I wanted to make a banner with her sweet babe’s name on it as part of the decor. I’ll show you what else I’m doing next week!

I know there are a TON of DIY banners out there. In fact, there are so many, that the idea of looking for one overwhelmed me a little too much, so I just made up my own. Here’s what I did:

I free-handed a triangle onto half a piece of card stock, and then I used it to trace the rest.

I traced the card stock triangle onto different pieces of fabric that I already had and cut them out using a rotary cutter.

I used hot-glue to stick the fabric onto the card stock. I would have used fabric or craft glue, but I was out.

Using free-hand, I drew out the letters of the baby’s name onto note cards. Then, I cut those out and traced them backwards onto the wrong side of the fabric. I cut out the letters using fabric scissors.

Originally I thought I might hot glue the triangles onto ribbon, but ultimately I decided to punch holes into them and slide a piece of yarn through each one. I wanted some kind of divider, and these wool beads I found at Michael’s were perfect.

Finally, I slid everything onto the yarn rotating between beads and triangles. Viola! Just lovely! And the variety of patterns and colors would go perfectly with any nursery decor, if you ask me. (but y’all know I’m a sucker for pattern mixing!)

 

April 12, 2012 2:58 PM | Comments | Categories: Baby, Crafts + DIY, Parties, Tutorials | Tags: ,

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Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

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