My daughter’s room is one of my favorite rooms to add little touches to. It’s so pretty and classic yet childlike. The colors, the textures, the designs..all of it. I am in no way a home decorator. There is much that I could learn. But I do love DIY projects and when I can do them for my daughter’s room I get excited. The same goes for this Easy DIY Scrap Banner.
I had some scrap fabric left over from a different project. I knew I wanted to make a fabric banner for my daughter’s room but I didn’t quite have enough fabric for it. Easy solution: Fabric Quarters. Don’t know what that is? You can get 1/4 yard of fabric for around $1, depending on where and the type of fabric. You can even buy a bundle of fabric quarters like this one.
Scrap banners are super easy.
I start with cutting the scrap fabric and fabric quarters into strips. The length of each strip needs to be double the length you want it to be when hanging. The width can vary depending on the look you are going for. I preferred a chunkier look for my daughter’s room. I also was not precise about the width. Each strip is different from the other.
When it’s time to tie there are two ways, both start with a ribbon or as I used hemp cord, to hold the banner together. The strips can just be simply tied on.
I prefer to loop. I start with a strip folded in half. Lay the half point over hemp cord, wrap around the hemp, and slide the tails through the loop and pull. I do it this way because I think the finished product lays better when done this way.
I added a few strands of satin ribbon in a matching color. I thought this added a little shine and shimmer to a otherwise matte banner. I love the added sparkle it added.
I didn’t make this banner really long, mostly because of the space I was going to add this to. I have wood letters that spell her name above it and this length crests right below the letters. It’s perfect.
Fabric banners are also fun in craft rooms or even main living spaces. I also LOVE making them for holidays.
They can add fun and color to any room!
I created this banner for Project: Recycle & Create.
Other bloggers and I teamed up to share our favorite projects using Scrap Fabric.
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