DIY Banner For Birthday or With Your Favorite Inspirational Phrase
Loving the pendant phrase trend? Create your own “LET IT GO” or “IT’S OK” banner with a few basic craft supplies and save some major pennies! Or get really creative and come up with your own special phrase or family name to display on your wall!
Supplies you’ll need for banner:
- Black felt
- Sewing scissors
- Straight edge with a measure
- Rotary cutter
- Cutting mat
- Dowel rod
- Ironing board
- Fabric glue
- Iron-able fabric fuse
- Phrase print out (in a bold font with capital letters)
How to make a birthday banner or with your favorite phrase:
Step 1: Measure and cut
Measure and cut a piece of canvas in a large rectangle. When measuring and cutting, keep in mind seam allowance (approximately 1/2″ all-around your banner and about 2″ at the top) when planning out your pendant size.
Step 2: Folding
To turn a basic fabric rectangle into a tapered pendant, fold the rectangle in half lengthwise and cut a diagonal line towards the bottom of the rectangle to create an upside-down house shape.
Step 3: Ironing
Plug in your iron and let sit. Start at the bottom of the pendant and fold the edges towards the back of the pendant. Cut a piece of fabric fuse and place in the seam.
Step 4: Sealing
Iron the seam to allow the fabric fuse to melt and adhere the canvas against itself in the seam. Iron for a minute or two to seal. Continue doing this along both sides of the pendant until all the sides have been hemmed. Leave the top open.
Step 5:Room for the dowel
Fold the top portion of the pendant down over the dowel with enough room for the dowel to slide easily in and out of the sleeve you created. Cut a piece of fabric fuse and iron in place to finish off the top sleeve.
Step 6: Cutting letters
Cut out your letters from your paper and use as a template for cutting out felt letters.
Step 7: Arrange all your letters on your banner.
Step 8: Glue process
Glue your letters in place with fabric glue. Apply to the back of the letters and press the letters on the canvas. Let dry according to the instructions on the back of the bottle of fabric glue.
Once your banner is done, hang on the wall with a piece of painter’s tape (if you want an easily removable option) or place a nail in the wall and hang it up to display your new wordy piece!