- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
I got the idea for one of these banners by trolling etsy (of course), but the seller was sking something like $48 for it, and i figured I could make one for much cheaper. I went to Joann fabric and found some light cream colored linen. I also got Fray Check fabric glue to seal the edges of the linen (it’s such a loose weave I knew it would fray, and no way was i going to hem all three sides of some 11 pennants!)
I cut a thick piece of cardstock into an isosceles triangle, then cut out the fabric triangles and applied Fray Check. I forgot to take pics of this. I made a few extras just in case. By the way, I bought about two yards of the linen, which was so much more than enough. One would suffice.
After they dried overnight, I set up an LCD projector and opened a Word document. I used the font “Mona Lisa Solid ITC TT” and projected one letter at a time onto a white wall. I held each pennant up to the wall, and projected the letter onto the banner in the center. Then I used a pencil to lightly trace the letters onto the linen.
Once all the letters were traced, I used a fine tipped paintbrush to paint the letters onto the linen. I used onyx black acrylic paint.
Once the letters all dried overnight, I ironed the top inch back, to make a “flap” to sew. Then I sewed the pennants onto the different strands of hemp. I made sure to sew the corner edge of the each side of each pennant to the hemp, so they wouldnt slide down the hemp when strung up.
After they were sewn, I trimmed
The top strand is about 4 and a half feet long, and the bottom strand is about 6 feet long. The pennants are spaced about 4 inches apart.
I’m excited to use the banner for pics/hang at the reception/hang on our car to leave the reception! 🙂
these are my inspiration pics: