For Easter I decided to make
this banner, Happy Spring!!!!
A spool of 4" burlap ribbon
A piece of white paper to make your pattern
Measuring tape or ruler
Heat n Bond
2" Letter stencils/ 3" Circle
Fabric scraps (I used 6 different colors)
I used this spool of burlap
ribbon I purchased on sale at
Hobby Lobby for $3.40. It's from
the Robert Stanley Collection.
I was going to use the ribbon
for a baby shower. Instead, I'm
using it for my banner.
The ribbon is 4 inches wide.
I made a pattern, cutting the
length 7 inches and the width 4 inches
(7" L x 4" W)
Mark the center width, 2 inches.
To make the peaks I measured
1 inch from one end of the pattern
center and drew lines to each
edge to make the points.
On the other end I folded the
edge under 1/2 inch. I cut 12 pieces.
Five for "Happy," and six for "Spring,
and one for the center space, to
divide each word.
I gathered up some fabric from
my stash, I also used black
fabric. Not shown below.
Pick out some stencils to the size
and shape you desire. My
letters are 2 inches in length,
width varies according to
You'll need some Heat n Bond.
Draw your letters on the smooth side of the Heat n Bond.
Remember to reverse your letters!!
Follow manufacturer instructions. Press to the wrong side of fabric with a hot iron.
I used a different fabric for each letter.
Cut around letter.
Then cut around drawn line.
Remove paper to reveal sticky
film. Repeat for each letter.
And repeat for each black circles. Make 11.
I then placed a circle onto the
burlap ribbon, and then pressed
the letter on to the circle
with a hot iron. Repeat.
I measured my ribbon according to the designed length. I cut mine 80
inches, but then realized I
wanted my banner longer. So,
I just added an extra loop
on either side. I used a purple
sheer ribbon that was 5/8 inch
wide. Place the ribbon on the
back side and insert
under the folded edge and pin.
When you are happy with the placement, take your banner and sew 1/8 inch on the top edge.
I then made a second sewing stitch
by placing my presser foot on
the edge of the first
sewing line as shown.
On the ends of the ribbon I made
loops so that I could
hang my banner.
(Sorry I have no photo.)
He is Risen