June 15, 2016

Making An ABC Banner With Contributor Tinta Luhrman

I have quite a collection of fabric cuts offs lying around our home and often wonder what creative uses I can put them to. This week I came up with a great craft idea to make with my daughter Dieuwertjes - an ABC banner to hang in her room, we’re really pleased with the result and it was so simple to make and so much fun.

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Firstly gather up the fabrics you wish to use.

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Dieuwertjes chose the colours she liked then we started cutting out strips of equal width then cut each strip into small squares.

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To make it easier when sticking we separated each colour. 

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Choose the material for your banner, here we used card but you could use a thick fabric as well. Using pencil draw the outlines of the capital letters using a ruler as a guide to ensure they are in a straight line.

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Now for the fun part - get sticking!

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I drew on some extra olive leaves for decoration.

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Once you've finished sticking the fabrics and the glue has dried attach some light bamboo canes either end of your banner with a little extra glue. Again wait for the glue to try then simply attach a length on string to the top bamboo cane and your ready to hang.

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We tested the banner on a few walls in her room before settling on the perfect spot.

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Now she's practising her ABC's every night before bed, why not give one a try yourself?

Tinta x

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You can learn more about our contributor Tinta here, or head to her Instagram feed @tintaluhrman for more beautiful images and inspiration.

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