Tuesday, March 17, 2015

~my home sweet home banner~ {diy}

I have seen these adorable banners popping up all over the place.
I think they are so cute, and I liked the idea of making my own to customize the wording.
So, I rummaged around and found a piece of leather scrap, and luckily was able to cut it using my paper cutter.

Mine is about 15" x 20" 

After I cut the leather I headed to my local craft store and used their die cut machine to cut out letters onto black felt. I also picked up a wooden dowel 
{which I later cut down to 17"}
 and some fabric glue.

If you don't have leather, you can use any fabric.
I liked the idea of leather because I could leave the edges raw, meaning no sewing.

I was so happy to see how easily it was to cut the felt using the die cut machine.
I think I will have to dream up even more projects with these letters now.

I eyeballed where I wanted the letters, then just glued them on with this fabric glue.

While it was drying I darkened up the dowel a bit with dark wax. 
You could use stain, or paint for this too.

Once all that was dry I put a row of liquid nails on the backside and rolled the dowel up, securing it with painters tape overnight.
Finally, {not pictured}
I used twine and a hot glue gun to secure a hanger to the dowel.

Here is another project I made using the same leather scraps.

I think this is one of my new favorite projects.
I hope it inspires you to make one!

I also hope you have a wonderful St. Patricks day.
It's my husbands birthday so I am off to bake up some key lime cake.



ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very cute! Love it hanging off the antlers.

Anna Demko said...

Such a sweet idea! I would just omit 'my' and I love when it says, Home Sweet Home.

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Lauren from DIY BEST POSTS said...

Love it. It give a bit of a rustic feel. Thanks for the tutorial.
I shared this article on my site.

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