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Today, we’re going to talk all about this fun, Fall banner that’s not only easy to make, but it’s also budget-friendly! It’s a win-win all around! 😉
Okay, let’s get started!
- Wood banner (This particular one was from the dollar spot at Target, but you could find a similar, pre-cut and unfinished wood banner from any craft store.)
- Wood leaves (These are also from the dollar spot at Target, but you could use a different style of pre-cut wood pieces from any craft store.)
- Metallic gold paint pen (or pre-made letters, such as chipboard or stickers)
- Hot glue and a hot glue gun
First, while your hot-glue gun is heating up, go ahead and set aside 2 wood pieces from your banner package. (This step is optional.) 😉 Next, choose a word that means something special to you, such as family, Fall, faith, or gathering. If you have enough wood pieces left, try to practice on one of them with your paint pen. This will help you to get comfortable with how the pen slides on the wood.
Once your hot glue gun is hot, go ahead and glue your leaves onto those wood pieces.
Third, once you feel comfortable with your pen, carefully write each letter, and then add thicker strokes on the sides of each letter, just to add a little oomph. 😉 I really loved using this pen….It definitely lives up to its name! The gold sparkles on the wood, and is so shiny! (No, I was not paid to share my opinion. They did, however, give me this glorious pens at the Haven Conference this past August!) 😉
Fourth, weave your string through each hole, leaving about an inch of space between each wood piece.
Lastly, tie a loose loop for hanging on either end of your string.
That’s it! How easy was that?!
I love this banner, because it’s great for every season, not just the Fall….For example, you could add some colorful, fabric flowers for Spring on either end of the banner, or weave some nautical rope for Summer in place of the jute string. There are limitless possibilities! I hope this post sparks your own creativity in some way!
This project is part of a blog hop for Project Challenge. Be sure to check out the other bloggers’ fabulous posts!
Also, for more inspiration, here are some other ideas for DIY banners and garlands…
(Please watch the link to this video for this tutorial. A written tutorial is coming soon!)