I wanted to create a fun banner that could be used for Christmas or year-round depending on your decor. The goal was something simple that didn’t take long to make(that’s what I’m all about!)
At first I was thinking burlap, but then I was in Hobby Lobby and saw this jute webbing. I’ve seen it used to dress up boxes before and loved the look of it. Then I realized it could be cut in half to make a really cute banner. I grabbed two yards(more than enough for this project) for under $2. It’s only $.99 a yard.
Here’s what you’ll need:
a glue gun(I got mine from the Dollar Tree years ago, it’s cheap and doesn’t have a stand, but it does the job)
twine(also from the Dollar Tree in the hardware section)
The first step is to cut the webbing in half the long way, like this:
For this one particular banner, I only added five pennants that were about 4 inches long. So cut the number of strips you need depending on how long you want the banner, and then cut the bottoms at an angle like this:
I used the middle two strands of red as my guide and eye-balled the cuts. As you can see in the picture above, the webbing may start to unravel so if you have a sewing machine, it might be a good idea to sew around it so it doesn’t unravel.
Then you want to take your twine and figure out how long you want the banner. Be sure to leave plenty of room at the end of the banner to hang it up.
Once I cut the twine, I folded it in half to find the center. That was my starting point where I glued the first pennant down:
After applying the glue, I folded the top tab down, over the twine(pressing the two strips of glue together). The glue will hold the fabric together and should prevent the pennant from sliding along the twine.
After gluing the first one, I added one to each side and then alternated from there.
With these shorter days, the day light is gone before I know it so I didn’t get a picture of this on the chalkboard, but it could go anywhere. It’d look really good on a chalkboard, large picture, or even the Christmas tree.
If you give this as a gift, take a piece of cardboard and wrap the banner around the cardboard so it doesn’t get tangled.
If you missed it yesterday’s project was: Button Bobby Pins