DIY Fabric Scrap Banner [tutorial]

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Hallelujah! The sun is finally shining over tiny Rhode Island & the warm weather has arrived!  Bring on the beach, celebrations & summer festivities!  We kicked off the warm weather yesterday with our first summer celebration, my little sister’s wedding shower!  As the maid of honor, I hosted the shower in our back yard.  It was a wonderful day filled with lots of sun, family, and of course good food (& drinks!).  I’ll be sharing lots more wedding shower details & DIY’s soon, but one of the first DIY projects I took on for the shower was this fun & festive fabric scrap banner!  Here’s how I made it…

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DIY Fabric Scrap Banner [tutorial]



Pull together fab a colorful assortment of fabric scraps…I had an abundance…

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Cut the fabric pieces into approx. 1″ x 8-10″ strips (varying lengths is fun). Keep cutting, and cutting, and cutting more…you’ll need lots of strips (amount depends on how long your banner will be).

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Once you’ve cut your strips, begin tying them to a precut string.  This is a long process, hence the optional cocktail above!

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After you’ve tied all of the strips to your string push them into each other so that they are tightly packed along the string.

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Hang up the fabric scrap banner & enjoy!  I hung mine above our champagne bar at the shower!

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The banner added so much festive flair & it was definitely a topic of conversation (even though my husband thought it looked like it belonged at a Mt. Everest base camp…) !

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