DIY Wedding Banner

About three weeks ago, I tackled a cute, little DIY project for our wedding day. I gave y'all a sneak peek on Instagram and promised to eventually post the tutorial on here. Well, eventually is NOW! Here's how I made our totally adorable DIY Wedding Banner.

The Stuff You'll Need:
20398457203958 12" x 12" felt squares
scissors (a few pairs if you have helpers)
a bottle of fabric glue
a 12" ruler
a compass (or a beer pong cup if you don't have second graders around)
a black Sharpie (or blue...or brown...or whatever)
a spool of twine
pop-out sticky numbers/letters (unless you're not as lazy as I am)

Measure and draw out a 8" horizontal line on the very top of your felt square. Draw a 1" vertical line one either end (that's not pictured above because I suck), then draw diagonal lines to meet at a point of the bottom of your square. Look at the orange pennant below to see what I mean. You may want to draw a vertical line bisecting it to make the diagonal lines easier to draw. I did. This is your stencil for the rest of the project. Make as many pennants as you need for your banner.

After you're done cutting out your flags, take a cup (or compass if you're fancy) to make the circles for your numbers/letters. You can make these whatever size you'd like. Mine were beer pong cup-sized, obviously. Here's where you girl scouts could start hand-drawing your numbers/letters. I purchased pre-made ones because I suck that these kind of things. Don't judge me. Start sticking your stuff on your circles. I'd like to mention that your project should look better than mine at this point. If it doesn't, I strongly suggest you start over.

When you're done with the circles, use the fabric glue to adhere them to your pennants. This part will take forever depending on how many you're making or how many helpers you have.  Oh, and by the way, fabric glue is ridiculously sticky. And felt sheds. A lot. I'm sure you can figure out what I'm getting at. Hint: It ain't nuthin' nice.

Next, you're gonna lay out your flags as far apart as you want them. Unravel double that length worth of twine and start gluing your pennants to it. I put knots on either end of the flags so they look cute, which is why I suggested doubling the twine length. You can't see the knots, but it makes me feel better knowing that they're there. You could probably take some embroidery floss and make big stitches across the tops of the flags to make them look super DIY, but I lost steam after this part. Here's what I ended up with. Don't laugh.


Fleur De Moi said... October 31, 2011 at 7:49 AM

Such a cute idea. Well done! 12 more days!

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iselby said... October 31, 2011 at 11:06 AM

So cute and creative!

Anonymous said... November 6, 2011 at 7:40 PM

This is seriously adorable. These flags are great for all occasions. I can't wait to do this! :)

xo, Samantha

Magical Daydream said... November 7, 2011 at 11:24 AM

I saw your blog via 'tasteslikelove'; cool little project!



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