Post # 1
Anyone who has made DIY banners..how did you do it? I need to make a “Here Comes the Bride” banner and I want to make on that says “Thank You” for our thank you cards. All I kind find are really awful looking stencils that I don’t like for the lettering. Anyone have any other ideas?
Post # 3
We’re borrowing a Cricket (sp? those crafty cutter-things) and have gotten a font package to cut out the letters in the font(s) we want to use. Honestly, my mother has more or less delegated herself in charge of this, so I’m not super knowledgable about the specifics of how a Cricket works but … that’s the general idea.
Ha – okay it’s spelled “Cricut.” Google is amazing.
Post # 4
Find a font you like and create your banner in Word. You can pin your fabric up on the wall and use a projector to project the image onto your fabric. Outline it with pencil then take the fabric down. Paint it on the floor.
Post # 5
A spin off of @julies1949‘s idea is to find the font/size you like in word, print out the letters, and then use an exacto knife to cut out the letters and use the remaining paper as your stencil. You can also buy wax stencil paper (more important if you are going to reuse the letters). Just use regular craft paint (you can also mix with a fabric medium for more delicate surfaces) if painting on canvas or burlap and either a stencil brush or a small craft sponge. You can also print onto transparency paper if you have the right kind of printer and make stencils out of that.
Post # 6
Thank you ladies! I don’t know why I was having such a difficult time figuring it out!!