Showcase a monogram by creating a lovely DIY banner to display in any room in your home. Featuring pretty doily flowers, this garland would be a perfect addition to any wedding decor, or even in a baby’s nursery. You’ll never believe how easy it is to turn simple doilies into pretty flowers! Read on for all of the details for how this easy project comes together in 30 minutes or less!
- Darice Wood Banner with Twine.
- Craft Paint and Foam Brush.
- Paint Pen and Stencil.
- Darice 4-inch Ecru Pineapple Doilies.
- Embroidery Needle.
- White Embroidery Floss.
To begin your DIY banner, paint the wood garland pieces with the craft paint using the foam brush. Apply 2-3 coats as needed for the desired coverage. When the final coat of paint is applied, allow paint to dry completely.
While the paint dries, make the rosettes. To begin, thread the embroidery needle with the an 8-10″ section of floss. Starting about 1/2″ from the center of the doily, press the needle down through the doily, leaving a 3″ tail of floss that is visible from the front of the doily. Working with a running stitch, stitch up and down in a circle around the center of the doily, with each stitch measuring approximately 1/4″.
When you have stitched all the way around, end with the needle pressing up through the front of the doily, so that there are two tails of floss visible from the front of the doily. Remove the needle and set aside.
When the paint on the wood pieces is completely dry, use the stencil and paint pen to paint a monogram on each piece. Allow paint to dry.
When paint it dry, thread the twine from the banner set onto the embroidery needle. Working in an up-down motion, thread each of the completed wood pieces and flowers alternately onto the twine.
Displayed on a wreath, mantel or other display, this DIY banner is a wonderful, elegant way to display a monogram. One of these would make a perfect wedding gift for a special bride or groom, or for new parents to display baby’s initials in a nursery!