I love fall decorations and I love all the banners I've seen on blogs and pinterest over the last few months. So I thought I would create my own! I also love the chevron pattern I've been seeing too.
So I headed to Hobby Lobby and used my 40% off coupon on some red chevron fabric (did you know you can use your smart phone to look up the coupon? I was so excited when I found out!) and this is my autumn banner!
Here's how to make it:
So I cut out triangles by taking rectangles of 6 x 7 fabric and folding them in half. Then I cut diagonally across the fabric from corner to opposite corner to make triangles that were all the same length. I decided that I wanted to do an ink transfer with the letters A-U-T-U-M-N.
To do an ink transfer, you need to print on wax paper backward letters. I used picmonkey which has a really easy way to flip text for my reversed letters. To find out how to print on wax paper you can go here.
Then dampen the fabric a little (you don't want to use too much water or it will bleed, I know from experience), place the letter ink side down on the fabric, then wet the back of the paper.
Peel the paper off and there's your print!
Once I finished all the letters, I used a hot glue gun to glue the triangles on a piece of ribbon that is the length I wanted to hang from my mantle. Then I tied strips of the fabric in knots between each triangle.
And here's the final project! I love how it turned out! The letters are a little light because the fabric is thick, but I think it looks vintagey. You can also paint the letters if you want it darker.
I'm using the rest of the fabric for some new pillows. The felt flower pillow and applique fall pillow I made a year ago have had too much wear and tear and need replacing.