Wow! Our 100th Post Already….and a Tutorial!

I just realized that this is our 100th post! Woo Hoo!!! Am I supposed to have a party or something? Is there supposed to be a huge celebration commemorating 100 posts? I have no idea! Well, Erin and Heather from Lucky Star Lane have come to my rescue (I’ve been a total crafty bum this week!) and have sent over this adorable denim banner tutorial to share with you. And honestly, I think this is a totally cool way to spend my 100th post….in the company of my amazing readers and some amazing and talented bloggy friends. I know you guys will enjoy this. Please go pay them a visit and let them know that you appreciate them. 🙂

This banner was so easy to make and I love how it looks. The best thing about it is I had all the supplies in my house (husband pleaser).

This is some basic twine I used as an accent.

I had this binding tape left over from another project. (You could use ribbon instead.)

A chose a few buttons from my vintage button stash.
These are some paper die cut letters I had from Halloween that I used to trace the letters on the fabric.

I used a very small piece of scrap quilt fabric to make the letters.

I cut these triangles out using my rotary cutter and self healing mat. Mine ended up being 8″ on the top and 10″ on the sides. The fabric is up cycled from an old pair of denim capri crops that I never wore because they looked more like high waters than crops. If you don’t own a rotary cutter/mat (I highly recommend them) you could use a ruler and draw them out and then cut with sharp scissors.

I washed and dried the triangles to get them to fray. I had to cut off some stray threads and iron them.

I used no-sew hem adhesive and my iron to set the denim triangles inside the fold of the binding tape. (You could use pins instead).

I used my sewing machine to sew the triangles permanently in place.

I ended up using craft glue and gluing the letters on. I may go back and sew them on if I need to wash it. I also glued/sewed on a twine bow and the buttons.

Tie a bow on each end and it’s ready to hang! You could also glue a triangle of heavy paper on the backs to make them more sturdy. I like how they look without it but I would if I hung it where people would see the back.

Thank you again Lucky Star Lane girls. This project is super cute and you totally bailed me out. I owe you one!!! 🙂


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XOXO
Diana
www.thegirlcreative.com

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6 Comments

  1. Absolutely cutie patootie – will have to NOW add this to my ever growing list – I love a good banner to!!

    If you get a minute Dianna, hop over to my blog – I’ve got a little bloggy experiment going on and it’ll only take a second and should be fun!

    Happy Friday –

  2. This is darling, and a great craft my girls will be able to help with (so you have now gone up like 10 level of awesomeness in my girls eyes…) Thankd for the ideas. We will have fun trying it out!

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