Celebrate Autumn Banner
To add a festive touch to the picnic, create an expressive and colorful banner.
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Materials and Tools
variety of felt fabric
buttons of different shapes
feathers of various shapes
sew on patches
ribbon or twine
1. Cut the felt into six-by-nine-inch rectangles.
2. Fold over one end 3/4-inch and stitch across, creating a pocket to slip the twine through (figure A). Note: This can be hand stitched if you don't have access to a sewing machine.
3. Decide which letters to use for the banner and cut them out of felt. Use complimentary colors to mix and match the letters with the colored squares. Be creative, make some letters using fall-shaped buttons. Sew the felt letters (figure B)
A gardening couple shares their top performers for fall color in the garden.