Thursday, September 17, 2015

Fall Welcome Banner

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

 

Materials:
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

Instructions:

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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