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We have recently moved into our new home and we are decorating from scratch. It is pretty much a blank slate, so it has been fun thinking up new and creative ways to make our space feel like a home.
One area that I wanted to make little more jazzy (do people still say jazzy?) is Coco’s eating space. In the past it has been nothing special to look at, so I thought a custom DIY banner would add some style to her little corner, and make dining a little more fun.
This DIY wall banner is way more simple to make than it looks, I spent more time waiting for the paint to dry than anything else. Turn on some Bravo Real Housewives for background noise, and your DIY banner will be on the wall before they show clips for the next episode. Not too shabby, eh?
Fabric: Linen or Tight Knit Burlap (We used gold sparkle burlap)
Non-Toxic Craft Paint
String or Twine
Hot Glue + Glue Gun
1. Using scissors, cut your fabric to the desired shape. I made a smaller sized banner, measuring approximately 6 1/2 inches wide x 11 inches high, but it can be any size you’d like.
2. Before you begin painting, make sure that you have a piece of paper, fabric, or plastic underneath your banner to ensure that it doesn’t bleed through on your work surface. With a thin, square edged paint brush, begin painting the letters. It can be personalized to say just about anything, from nicknames and initials to fun words. We chose ‘EAT’, well… because the nugget just loves to eat.
3. While your letters are drying, assemble your hanger, to which you’ll need string and a wooden rod. Trim your string to desired length, it all depends how long or short your would like the banner to hang. This part is totally your preference!
Next is the rod. I purchased our wooden rod from our local craft store in the wood hobbies section for 50 cents. It was about 3ft long, so it needed cut down before assembling. Once cut down to the proper width, tie your measured string to each end. Once tied, it should resemble a triangle.
4. Once your painted letters are dry. Flip it over so the letters are face down and the blank side of the banner is face up. Place your rod about an inch to an inch and a half below the top of the banner. Before glueing, make sure that there is enough fabric at the top to fold over the rod. Once you have it place appropriately, draw a line of hot glue below the rod and fold the top piece over. Gently press the fabric and set aside to dry.
5. After your glue has set, hang your new banner and bask in the glory of your awesome talents!