Saturday, February 27, 2010

DIY-Spring Banner

I thought it would be fun to share a DIY project!

PS I have never wrote a tutorial before, so I hope you enjoy!

I wanted something bright and spring-y in celebration that spring is on its way!
 I just made a felt flower & photo garland last week, so I thought why not make a banner for my dining room... You could say I am a little in love with banners & garlands at the moment!

Supplies needed:
-Needle & Thread
-Glue gun & glue
-Crochet hook
-Sharpie marker
-Safety pins
-Random findings to decorate your flowers with (I used buttons & lace)

 I was inspired by the colors of a peacock feather & wanted to use some feathers in my banner, I also wanted to use old scrabble tiles.

(I later changed my mind about using the tiles and the peacock feathers...I also added some pink felt last minute to make it more bright)

Step 1: Crochet yarn in a string to the length you want your banner

Step 2: Crochet it again, to make it thicker. You can decide how thick you want your banner.
(Please forgive me, I do not know crochet terms at all)

Step 3: Draw & cut out some flower shapes. Make different sizes for layering the felt

Step 4: Trace your flower cut outs onto your felt with a sharpie marker.
 Make a whole bunch of flowers & leaves

Step 5: Sew on the buttons, glue on the layers & trimmings

So instead of using the scrabble tiles, I decided to use felt for "Spring"
Step 6: Cut out letters to spell "SPRING"  & arrange on felt

Step 7: Cut out the letters

Step 8: Hang up your crocheted string to see how you want it to hang
Pin flowers up with safety pins & then tie on letters with yarn

I hope you enjoyed this cute spring banner DIY & feel inspired to go out and make your own! Please share photos of your spring banners if you do! I love seeing different variations of projects!


courtney_jones said...

Super cute! :)

Tracey said...

Thanks Courtney!!!

CMonsterC said...

this is adorable great tutorial :)


Tracey said...

Thank you CMonster!