DIY No-Sew Banner

I've been wanting to add some new artwork to Violet's room, but we've been on such a tight budget with me being off work with the kids that I just haven't been able to justify any of the purchases I'd like to make at the moment. So I decided some DIY artwork would have to do. I've been really loving all of the banners floating around the web lately, and I've always been a huge fan of the work of Rachel Castle, so I decided to put the two together with one of Violet's favorite quotes. (She's a huge Dorothy fan) And the best part is, the banner is completely no-sew and was very inexpensive to make - win, win! It could also be a pretty decoration for a St. Patrick's Day party - you know, rainbows and all :)

To make the banner, you'll need:
  • Felt in various colors of your choice
  • Canvas or Aida Cloth or some other fabric that won't fray when you cut it
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Dowel Rod
  • String
1. Measure and cut your banner from the canvas or Aida cloth
2. Cut your letters from various colors of felt. You can print out large letters and use them as a template when cutting if you aren't good at free-handing them. Make sure that you determine how large they should be in order to fit on the banner properly. Mine were about two inches tall.
3. After all of your letters are glued on, place the dowel rod on the back of the banner, wrap the top of the banner over the dowel, and glue.
4. Tie your string onto either side of the dowel rod.
5. Hang and enjoy!


P.S. DIY Birch Veneer Artwork & DIY Gilded Blocks


  1. So cute! I actually made a DIY version of one of her pieces as well! I saw it on your blog. Love it when that happens. You can see a pic of it in the post today. Thanks, Lauren. I love your blog and think it is so inspiring!

    1. Thanks so much Joi! Running off to check out your version now...

  2. Love! Been wanting to do this forever! Love Rachel Castle! Can you tell me what font you used? I tried one font and it didn't look close to her font which seems very whimsical!

    1. I actually just freehanded it based off of her artwork. I tried to find a font I liked too, but no dice. If I come across anything I will try to come back and post the link here!

  3. What a CUTE post dear :) I really love your blog.

    Check out my new post...lovely outdoor furniture :)

    Have a fab weekend

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis - inredning it's, Swedish for decor :)



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