DIY Slogan Banner

IT'S OK DIY Banner

I’ve noticed lots of lovely typography banners popping up in my Instagram and Pinterest feeds recently and I really fancied one for myself. That is until I realised how much the shops were charging for them!

Feeling irked by the super high prices for what is essentially a bit of cloth, a stick, and some string, I thought I’d have a bash at making one myself and it turns out that it’s not all that difficult.

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Although I can sew, albeit not particularly well, I don’t own a sewing machine, so I needed to come up with a method that didn’t require stitching. Professional seamstresses might think me a heathen, but I’m no stranger to iron on wonder web. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s basically like sewing with your iron. So for this how-to you wont need a sewing machine, just your iron and some trusty wonder web.

 

You will need:

Slogan banner tutorial

  • a large piece of material of your choice (I used hessian)
  • a stick (I used slender garden cane)
  • 1 length of twine
  • iron on wonder web
  • Annie Sloan paint (I used graphite and Greek blue)
  • A stencil (I used a 100mm sized one)

Method:

Lay out your fabric and measure out your banner by marking out a rectangle 15 inches wide and 24 inches long. Lay the rectangle lengthways and mark out a diagonal line from the centre of the bottom of the rectangle, across to eight inches above the bottom right hand corner. Repeat on the left to form the point at the bottom of the banner.

Cut out your banner and discard the triangles of material marked out at the bottom of your banner.

IT'S OK - DIY Slogan Banner Tutorial

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Measure a 1 inch seam (ensure this is wide enough to cover the wonder web you’re using) around the outline of your banner, leaving the top edge untouched. Fold and iron across the edges of the one inch seam.

Then measure three inches from the top of your banner and fold the fabric over to create a flap for your stick. Iron across the fold.

Lay lengths of wonder web under your seams, concentrating on the lengths first, and iron to secure and create smooth straight edges to your banner. Repeat at the bottom of your banner, making sure you create a neat point. You may need to trim a little fabric to tidy the edges.

To make the flap for your stick , lay wonder web along the outer edge of the folded flap, leaving enough room for your stick to fit through, and iron to secure.

Now for the fun bit!

Using your stencil and a pencil mark out your slogan of choice. I went for ‘IT’S OK’ for our breakfast room and ‘AHOY’ for Noah’s pirate themed bedroom. Once your happy with the markings you have made, take a small paint brush and your paint, and follow the outline of your markings before colouring in the letters.

DIY Banner Tutorial

Leave to dry for a few hours. Then feed your stick through the flap of material at the top of your banner and secure a length of twine to the stick.

And there you have it, your own slogan banner for a fraction of the shop bought price!

AHOY DIY Banner Tutorial

 

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10 Comments

  1. Lins @Boo & Maddie
    November 11, 2015 / 12:41 pm

    Fantastic, I’m not very crafty at all but really love it when people share simple and super effective tips so thank you very much! These finished pieces look fantastic (and I have a sewing machine but never use it so I’m sure wonder web would be perfect for me too) X #HomeEtc

  2. Donna
    November 11, 2015 / 2:08 pm

    That looks bloomin’ awesome!! Love the Ahoy too! x

  3. Rachel @ The Ordinary Lovely
    November 11, 2015 / 9:32 pm

    You’re so clever. This is so simple but looks incredible. I’ve been eyeing up these banners too but think they’re so overpriced for what they are.

  4. mummyofboygirltwins
    November 12, 2015 / 11:30 am

    Looks amazing! I adore this 🙂 What a simple but clever idea!! Great post thank you for linking up 🙂 Jess xx

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  5. Sabrina @ The Mummy Stylist
    November 12, 2015 / 10:40 pm

    These look so so stylish, I am impressed! Gonna look into this wonder web stuff, havent heard of it before, but I want to have a go! xx
    #HomeEtc

  6. Caro | The Twinkle Diaries
    November 15, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    What a clever make!! I bet you were thrilled to bits with how it turned out!! 🙂 I LOVE wonderweb — so many of my hems have been turned up using that!! 😉 Thanks so much for linking up with us at #HomeEtc

  7. Esther @ Inside Out and About
    November 17, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    I totally didn’t realise this was painted! Now I love it even more! I get annoyed when simple things are expensive x

    • Kerry @ Noah & the Girls
      November 20, 2015 / 12:39 pm

      Ah, thanks! Me too, sometimes the simplest things are the most expensive. V. annoying. Have been loving your recent insta pics btw lovely xxx

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