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I learned how to make this simple fabric strip banner at a Pinterest Party around Christmas time.
I LOVE it!
Making this banner is so darn EASY, I’ve made one for every holiday since. And I find that making them is quite therapeutic.
I’ve still got a bit of the baby blues and I think the cure just may be making these banners, eating chocolate, and HGTV.
Some of the great things about this craft…
You can start and stop this craft without much thought. It’s easy to watch TV, supervise kiddos and plan dinner all while you are knotting away at the banner. You can even use fabric scraps you already have! So it’s totally a green project. Basically if you do this craft you will end world hunger… OK… not that last one.
~1 yard of fabric total
~1.5 yards of twine
~cutting mat, cutting ruler & rotary cutter (optional)
1. Cut fabric into 1”x9” strips. Layering the fabric and using a rotary cutter makes this step super easy!
90-ish strips makes perfect for a doorway or single window. 140-ish is perfect for a mantel or double window.
2. Start about a foot from the end of the twine.
Make a loop behind the twine. (center of the fabric at the top of the loop)
3. Pull the tails around the twine and through the loop. (Be sure to wear a polka dot band aide for extra flare)
4. Pull tight to form the knot.
5. Slide the knots together.
6. Hang and enjoy!!
This is a PERFECT project to do with a group of friends because you can work on the banner while chatting and eating. It’s also a bit cheaper because you need multiple different color fabrics. (In the Valentines banner I used 5 and in the St Patty’s day banner I used 6… but I think 3 or 4 colors will look great too.) Just buy one yard of fabric for each person coming, and divide it up equally. I try to get fabric at about $5 a yard (with a coupon or on sale) so it makes it easy for collecting $$ too!