I love all things inspirational. From prints, to cards, to photos. With my oldest daughter starting middle school this week, I thought it would be great to make her an inspirational felt banner that will be a reminder for her that she will do great in middle school this year. What I love most about this easy felt crafts project is that it would be perfect any where in one’s home. This would also be a fun addition to an office space too. Let’s get started and see just how easy this inspirational banner is to make.
- Darice Felt Sheets in Multiple Colors
- Yarn in Various Colors
- Tacky Glue or Hot Glue
- Darice Dowel Rod
- Pom Pom Trim (Optional)
Step 1. Cut a large rectangular piece of felt. I cut mine to 16″ x 18″.Step 2. Fold the felt piece in half. Cut the bottom at and angle to create the point on the banner.Step 3. Make a pocket for the dowel rod by folding the felt over the dowel rod and glue it in place.Step 4. For cutting out the letters, cut pieces of felt at roughly 2.5″ x 3″. Cut the felt crafts letters out. If you are uncomfortable free handing the letters, use a sewing marker to draw the letters out or you can print them and use them as templates.
Step 5. Glue the letters in place using tacky glue or hot glue.
Step 6. Add trim to the bottom of the banner using the glue. I used this super cute pom pom trim.
Step 7. Create a large tassel with yarn using the tutorial from my Mini DIY Tassel Stretch Bracelet. Just increase the size of the cardboard that you would normally use for a mini tassel in order to create a larger tassel. Tie a piece of yarn to both sides of the dowel rod.I love how these felt crafts turned out and what a great reminder for my daughter! I think I need to make one for my office at school because it’s just so bright and cheery.Here it is in her room and it’s just perfect! You can also customize these felt crafts banners to fit any size and space you like. So, here’s to making some fun inspirational banners. Enjoy!
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Melanie Artz is a Mom, an artist, an Art Educator and lover of all things creative. She has been sharing her passion for art and the creative process with her students for the past 17 years. When not teaching, she continues to share her love for creating online at ArtzyCreations.com.