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February 22, 2021

I love a DIY, I love love a low cost DIY, I love love love a simple, low cost DIY, and when that simple, low cost DIY adds big impact, let’s call it a win win win!! This over-sized wedding banner is so simple that I whipped it up in just over an hour. You don’t need to drag out your sewing machine and you barely need to use your scissors, but it’s impact is HUGE! This banner is perfect as a welcome to your guests, would be darling near the sweetheart table or look fabulous next to the bar. The size and simple design allows the bold message to shine! And once your wedding is over this banner would make a darling piece of art hung in your home. Scroll down to follow the simple steps to make this banner and easy copper pipe stand to hang it on.


You've gotta see this DIY no-sew over-sized wedding banner!!

How darling is this simple Best Day Ever wedding banner!?


DIY No Sew Wedding Banner

SUPPLIES:

  • 1 yard of 60″ wide heavy canvas fabric
  • ribbon color and style of choice, I used 1″ wide black grosgrain
  • fusible bonding tape
  • iron on letters, I used 5″
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • iron
  • 1″ copper pipes – cut 40″ (x1) // 80″ (x2) // 12″ (x4)
  • pipe cutter
  • 4 – 1″ copper pipe caps
  • 2 – 1″ copper L joints
  • 2 – 1″ copper tee fittings

DRAW AND CUT BANNER SHAPE

I started with my 60″x36″ piece of fabric and did not cut the overall size down at all. I only cut the point for the shape of the banner. Measure the middle point of the bottom of the banner and make a mark. No measure 18″ up from the bottom on each side and cut that section off on each side.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner


FOLD BACK EDGES

Fold and press back edges around the entire perimeter of the banner, about 1″.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner

This is what the corners will look like.


FUSE EDGES

Use the fusible tape to tack back the seam allowance. Iron the tape as close to the edge as you can to prevent fraying.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner

Be sure you get the fusible tape all the way into the corners.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner


CREATE THE POCKET

Fold the top edge back about 4″ to create the pocket the banner will hang from, then use the fusible tape to tack down.

Simple DIY No Sew Wedding Banner


ADD CONTRAST EDGING

Use the fusible tape to add the ribbon around the edges and along the pocket seam. My ribbon is about 1/2″ from the edge and the top line runs along the pocket seam.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner


MAP OUT LETTERS

Map out your iron-on letters. You can use fabric chalk to draw guides or use a ruler and eyeball spacing like I did. Checking the space between letters before ironing.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner


IRON ON LETTERS

Follow the instructions on your iron-on letters packaging to apply to fabric.

DIY No Sew Wedding Banner


ASSEMBLE COPPER PIPE STAND

Use a pipe cutter, or have them cut 1″ copper pipes at the hardware store to the below size. Use the fittings to assemble the stand.

DIY Wedding Banner Stand


You've gotta see this DIY no-sew over-sized wedding banner!!

DIY TUTORIAL CREDITS

photography + DIY tutorial: Lauren Koster of Lauren Koster Creative // 1 yard of 60″ wide heavy canvas fabric // 5″ Iron On Letters // 1″ wide black grosgrain // fusible bonding tape // scissors // ruler // iron // 1″ copper pipes // pipe cutter // 1″ copper pipe caps // 1″ copper Elbow joints // 1″ copper tee fitting

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