How to Make a Personalized Kid's Banner
Materials and Tools:
2' x 3' unstretched and primed canvas
7/8" diameter x 3' wooden dowel
two 1-1/4" wooden ball finials
craft or wood glue
assorted acrylic paint colors
pie plate (to use as a palette)
3/4" paper fasteners
"Sweet Dreams" printed design
scissors or craft knife
- Cut canvas to 2' x 3'. Finished banner can be rectangular or if desired, curve bottom sides and add a decorative point. Create a clean edge on sides and bottom of banner by turning 1/2-inch under and securing with fusible web.
- Measure six inches down from the top of the canvas and make a mark. This area will be used to attach canvas to dowel, so make your design below this mark. Transfer "Sweet Dreams" design to canvas using transfer paper. Pencil in butterfly design, a decorative border and any other desired details.
- Paint banner with acrylic paint and embellish with glitter.
- Paint the wooden dowel and finials. Once dry, glue finials to each end of the dowel.
- Fold the top portion of banner over wooden dowel and secure by punching evenly-spaced holes through both pieces of canvas with a nail then sliding paper fasteners through holes and opening up prongs on fasteners.
- Cut a piece of ribbon long enough to create a hanger for banner and tie to each end of the dowel.