Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Super Easy Fall Banner

This banner was super easy and it is no sew!
You gotta love no sew!

 I saw all those fabric pennant type banners that were floating around Pinterest last fall.
 I decided to make one from my stash of drop cloth material.

Here is what you need.

Fabric, glue gun, twine, scissors, paint, brush and stencils.
I bought a set of Alphabet stencils at Walmart for about $4.00 and I have gotten my money's worth out of these.
Blue Hawk is my favorite brand of drop cloth, 8 oz. weight not 10oz. They are $5.96. I will buy 3 or 4 at a time, wash them up and have them ready for projects or tablecloths.  
I used the sewn edge of the drop cloth as the top of my banner because I was feeling too lazy to get out the sewing machine.

I decided that I wanted a fall banner so I cut 4 triangles near the edge of the drop cloth. 
You may want to use a piece of paper as a pattern to get the triangle the size you want it. I had a do-over with my first attempt. The triangles
 were too wide at the top and too far apart.  

 I didn't cut it all the way to the sewn edge of the banner. I left an inch or two for a little more strength. 
The first triangle became the template for my second, so they would all be the same size.

I stenciled the letters and let it dry.

Dab the paint in the stencil in an up and down motion, using a semi dry brush. If the brush is too wet, paint will leak underneath the stencil and ruin your piece.

I tied a knot at the end of the twine and hot glued it to the banner.

The other poofy garland is just a length of twine with strips of burlap and dropcloth tied to it. 

I looped both around some nails in the mantel and added a string of halogen lights.
I made another one that says boo.

Wouldn't this be fun for a child's birthday party?
A custom pennant banner with the name of the birthday child. 
Easy, custom and new sewing!!

I will be making more of these. 


  1. So cute and I love that they are no sew!

  2. Katie I love your mantle and the banner! I need to make something for our mantle. Thanx for sharing at THT!

  3. Such a fun project, Katie. Just the ticket for a rainy weekend indoors..Happy Weekend..Judy

  4. That's really cute and looks so pretty with the lights.

  5. It really looks terrific, especially with the lights.

  6. Love your no Sew banner! I have made these before too and they are super easy for someone like me who still does not have a sewing machine! Love your beautiful mantle!

  7. Very pretty!! I love creating banner using techniques like this! You did a fabulous job, especially love your "boo" mantle <3


  8. I have some fabric like this downstairs right now that would be perfect for this project! Love it!

    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor

  9. I think it'd be fun to give a poster to the grands! Get a great pic of the kinder and send it to them for Grandparents Day or something... Thanks!