Make a banner – for any occasion!

Make a banner - for any occasion - using Fabric Mod Podge!My home studio is quite stark and boring. Not the creative, inspirational space I need to get the most out of my work. So I wanted to make something to help give my studio the flair it needs.

I had this idea to make a banner in my head for a while but I just couldn’t work out how to cut the word from the fabric without getting lots of messy edges from the fraying fabric. Then the lightbulb moment came. FABRIC MOD PODGE. And it worked beautifully! Check out how to make your own . . .

Create banner_1You will need:

  • Fabric Mod Podge
  • Wide and thin paint brush
  • Felt
  • Calico
  • Small dowel rod
  • Pencil
  • Acetate
  • Scissors
  • Strong craft glue
  • Printer and paper

 

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Step 1

Lay a small piece of calico onto a sheet of acetate. You want to cover both sides of the fabric with Mod Podge. To do this apply a generous coverage of Mod Podge to one side of the fabric, flip it over sticking the fabric to the acetate. Then you can cover the other side. Leave it to dry.

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Step 2

When the Mod Podge dry and peel it off the acetate. You’ll find one side has a very plastic, shiny surface and one has more of the existing fabric texture.

Create banner_5Step 3

Print out the word you want to have on your banner in reverse. Trace the word onto the shiny side of the fabric (still in reverse).

Create banner_6Step 4

Cut the word from the fabric. This is where you get to see how awesome Mod Podge is for this project. No freeing edges, only perfect lines. :)

Create banner_8Perfect! No fraying edges and on the front you still have the great texture of the calico.

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Cut your felt into a point.

Create banner_10Step 6

Apply a strip of glue to the top edge of the felt and stick the dowel rod to it.
Create banner_11 Apply more glue to the felt and roll the dowel until it is totally covered in felt.

Create banner_12Use something to hold the felt and dowel in place while the glue dries. The Mod Podge bottle works really well. ;)

Create banner_15Ta Da!

Create banner_14Apply a generous amount of Mod Podge to the back of your word and stick it to your banner. Finito!

Create banner_16Cute, right!? And you can make a banner with any word! A season, holiday or even someone’s name.

This guy now holds pride of place above my computer in my studio. :)

Make a banner - for any occasion - using Fabric Mod Podge!Dom blogs at Crafted and lives in Sydney, Australia. You can find more of her creative adventures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest!

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