Fabric scrap DIY banners

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I love making DIY banners! I’m pretty sure I make a banner for every holiday. They are so simple and inexpensive to make. DIY banners seem to add that final touch.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

As I was thinking about Spring and Easter decor I thought I would simplify this year and just make a banner. We’re getting ready to move across the country in May, so I have been slowly getting rid of my ‘extra stuff’. After going through all my fabrics, I decided to make a fabric scrap banner. I have so many scraps laying around and some pieces that are only 1/4 yard. So of course I put all my “unused” fabric to good use. These banners have been around for awhile, I’m surprised I haven’t shared a tutorial sooner. I love how mine turned out for Spring! Want to make one of your own? Follow the simple tutorial below.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

Supplies:

  • Jute twine
  • Fabric ( I used 5 different patterns)
  • Ribbon and lace
  • Scissors

Instructions:

1. Gather all your fabric and supplies.

 

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

2. Cut your fabric and ribbon into strips. They don’t need to be perfect. I cut my fabric strips 2 x 27 inches and my ribbon about 20 inches. You could cut yours longer or shorter, depending on how long you wanted your banner.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

3. Cut your jute the length you would like and then lay it on the ground. Fold your strip in half and place the jute on top. Then pull your two ends through the loop and pull tight. This will form your knot.
DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

4. Continue with step 3 until you have filled your banner. Do the same thing with ribbon and trims. My whole banner has about 35 strips.

DIY fabric scrap banner...  super easy to make and perfect for Spring!

Get creative. There are so many ways you can personalize your fabric scrap banner. I’ve made these for Birthday parties as well as decor. It’s a great way to use up those fabric scraps. ;)

Hope I’ve inspired you to create. Thanks for reading. Come back soon!

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Eva Scott posted on March 20, 2013 at 3:58 am (#
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    Fabric Scrappy banners are my FAVORITE kind of banners to make. They’re so forgiving because, well they’re scrappy! This one is beautiful!

  2. Kelly posted on March 21, 2013 at 7:35 am (#
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    So pretty! I love the so called “shabby” look of it. Think I need one. ;)
    Kelly

  3. Kari VanNoy posted on March 21, 2013 at 3:03 pm (#
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    I love how this turned out! I haven’t tried one of these fabric banners yet, but now I have it on the “list!”

  4. Linda posted on September 9, 2013 at 3:21 am (#
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    Loving the pretty backdrop. I like how you incorporated pretty lace in with the cute fabric. Great idea.

    • Jamielyn posted on September 9, 2013 at 5:46 pm (#
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      Thanks Linda, fabric banners are always so fun for backdrops! :)

  5. Lillins posted on January 23, 2014 at 1:46 pm (#
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    Love these so much right now! And boy do I have lots of scraps to use up!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:00 pm (#
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      I love making these banners! They are fun to make and always look so darling! Thanks for stopping by Lillins! :)

  6. Belinda Carpenter posted on March 16, 2014 at 8:44 pm (#
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    Love this, super cute. I bought a bunch of cute bed sheets on clearance for .39cents each at the thrift store today, going to cut them up and make a few of these for some photography back drops for my newly starting out business. :)

    • Jamielyn posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:38 pm (#
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      What a great idea Belinda! Sheets would be perfect for this project! :)

  7. Victoria posted on September 25, 2014 at 6:37 pm (#
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    When you bought the fabric what length did you tell the person to cut off for you?? (Like a 1/4 of a yard, a yard etc) 

    • Jamielyn posted on September 27, 2014 at 1:51 pm (#
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      1/4 of a yard is plenty! I usually just use any leftover fabric scraps I have laying around that match! :)

  8. Heidi posted on March 7, 2015 at 11:32 pm (#
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    What is the length of this banner? And approx how many strips of fabric did you use? I’m looking at making a 90″ wide banner and wondering about how many strips of fabric I may need. Just trying to figure measurements so I know what I’ll need to buy. Thank you! I love this!!!

    • Jamielyn posted on March 13, 2015 at 3:36 pm (#
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      Hi Heidi! I am sorry but I no longer have this banner so I am not sure the length of it. I hope the banner turns out well for you! :)

  9. Dawn Marie posted on September 21, 2015 at 10:54 pm (#
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    I tried this and my fabric all frayed. So now there are all these crazy strings hanging off my strips and it looks horrible. What am I doing wrong? Is there a certain KIND of fabric I should be using? 
    I love yours! My fave is the little pom poms!!

    Thank you!

    • Laura Capello posted on October 3, 2015 at 12:32 pm (#
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      Some fabric just likes to fray a lot! I like using a good high-quality quilting cotton, but that still doesn’t stop the frays! A small pinking shear helps, or a little fray check or fabric glue if you like those crisp, crisp lines. :)