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Today I'm showing you how I made this canvas banner! I really wanted a powerful message in this location of our home. It's above the steps that lead from the family room to the kitchen and is a space we pass through several times a day and also a space where we entertain guests.
I looked around for a while to purchase a pre-made banner, but really wanted to make it personal as far as the message, size and color, so figured I'd make it myself! I'm really happy with how it came out! I had so much fun, I made two and will probably make another one at some point haha.
Anyway, here are the steps to make your own message—whatever makes you feel inspired!
fabric fuse tape
fabric paint (in any color you wish. just make sure it will stand out against the canvas)
computer software/program to type out your message
printer and paper
1. Measure and cut your fabric. Be sure to measure the space it's going in and determine a good size for that space.
2. Using a computer program, make your artboard the size of your finished banner. Type out your message and configure and size it to your liking. Print it out. (depending on how large your canvas is compared to your printer, you may need to break the words up)
3. Carefully cut your letters out. Measure to center the message on your banner, then trace the cut out letters. Take your time with this step. How carefully you measure now will determine how neat and even your final product will come out.
4. Gather your fabric paint and brushes. You can use 2 brushes, one for covering more surface area and a smaller one for edges and smaller areas.
5. Fill in all the letters you traced out.
6. Allow to dry overnight, then carefully erase all of your pencil marks.
7. According to your fabric paint instructions, you may have to iron on reverse side to set. See the back of your paint or packaging.
8. Hang it up! We hung it by two decorative nails on both top corners. Play with how taught or loose you want it.
Let us know what you think in the comments! What saying or message would you put on your banner?