Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Welcome Banner

Create this easy banner to welcome friends and the fall season!


JOY iron-on letters - 1 ½” red
Burlap ribbon  - 20" x 6”w
1/2" Wood dowel - 8”
2 Wood spools to fit ends of dowel
Markers in fall colors
Felt scraps
Die cutting machine and leaf die 
Acrylic paint, paintbrush
String, scissors, fabric glue


1.  Paint the dowel and spools. Set aside to dry.
2.  Die-cut felt leaves.
3.  Cut a 20" length of burlap ribbon. Fold over the top edge to create a sleeve for the dowel. Glue or sew in place then slide the dowel into the opening. Glue a wood spool to each end of the dowel.
4.  I used red embroidery letters on a white backing.  If desired, color the backing around embroidered letters with a marker. I used yellow, gold and orange. Brush over the ink with water to blend the colors and create a watercolor effect. Follow the package instructions to iron the letters to the burlap. 
5.  Glue the felt leaves to the banner then create a fringe at the bottom edge by pulling away strands of burlap. Tie a string to each end of the dowel for a hanger.

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