I love all things Holiday Joy – I have about a bazillion JOY signs in my holiday decor, and it’s still not enough! Here’s another one I whipped up, I really love it.
This is a beginner sewing project – you can do this!
Joy Holiday Banner
–canvas or white fabric in the size of the banner you want (mine is a leftover scrap of drop cloth, and a little larger than a piece of paper)
–twine (I used red and white baker’s twine)
First up, cut your banner out about 1/2 bigger all the way around than you want the final size to be. Mine was the width of a piece of paper, and a few inches taller. Fold it in half and cut the two bottom corners to make the banner come to a point.
Next, hem all the edges by turning them under 1/8 inch and then then turning them under again. And ironing into place. You can also iron in the casing by folding the top down – this is the tube where the dowel rod will go.
Sew the hem all the way around. Then sew down the casing. It’s just straight sewing – you can do it!
Next up, make the “joy” – I ironed on heat ‘n bond to make the felt a little stiffer and so it would attach to the banner without sewing 😉
Then you can trace out the word and cut it out carefully.
Peel the backing off the heat n bond and place your word on your banner. Then you can iron it on and the heat n bond will attach it.
Next just insert the dowel rod and tie a loop of twine to use as a hanger.
That’s it! Simple and cute and a perfect afternoon holiday craft – –
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