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How To’s Day: Chalkboard Fabric Holiday Banner

December 8th, 2015 by Camelot Fabrics

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Happy Tuesday! I hope you are all doing well. Have you entered our Ethereal FQ Bundle Giveaway yet? You can win this bundle of gorgeousness – be sure to enter here!

 

The holiday season is officially here! And there is so much left to do – decorating the tree, finding those last minute gifts, planning the perfect menu for your upcoming holiday party, and baking, baking…and oh yes, more baking. And while we can’t help with your holiday shopping or baking, we’ve got a fun DIY today that will surely add festivity to your party decor!

 

Our Chalkboard Fabric Holiday Banner is perfect for organizing your party (DIY hot chocolate bar, anyone? :)), as a backdrop for a photobooth, or for adding some extra holiday cheer! We had our office Christmukkah party this past weekend, and our banner added a modern and creative element to the decor. And the best parts? It’s not too difficult to make… and it’s reusable!

 

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Want to make your own Chalkboard Fabric Banner? Click MORE to see the full tutorial.

CHALKBOARD FABRIC HOLIDAY BANNER

 

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TOOLS & SUPPLIES:

For a “Christmukkah” banner:
– 1-1/2 yds of Chalkboard Fabric (47-1/2” wide) from Camelot Fabrics
– 6 yds of 1” wide ribbon
- Chalk and/or chalkboard markers
- Push pins and/or sticky tape
– Hole punch (optional)
– Pencil
– Scissors
– Printer

 

NOTES:
You can fit (12) flags on 1-1/2 yards of Chalkboard fabric, or (8) flags on 1 yard, as shown.

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MAKING THE FLAGS:

1. Type the individual letters in your message in a font of your choice, placing (1) letter per 8-1/2” x 11” page.
2. Adjust your font size until the uppercase letters are approximately 9” tall, taking up most of the height of the page.
Please note: you only have to print one copy of each letter. For example, our Christmukkah banner uses “k” twice, but we only printed that letter once.
3. Print your document and cut out the letter forms.

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4. Print the banner flag template at 100% scale. You can measure the Test Square to check that the size is correct. Trim the borders and tape the template pieces together according to the numbered triangles.
5. Cut out the Template and trace it onto the Wrong Side of the Chalkboard Fabric; trace (1) flag for each letter in your banner. Cut out the flags.
6. Trace your letter forms onto the Right Side of the flags in pencil. Remember to repeat letters as needed.
7. Color in your letters with chalk. We like the look of outlining each letter with chalkboard marker, then filling it in with chalk.

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HANGING THE BANNER:

You have a couple of options here. You can punch holes in the flags and thread the ribbon through them, then pin the ends of the ribbon in place. We chose to hang the ribbon first, then tack the flags in place individually.

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I hope you have enjoyed this week’s tutorial! If you decide to give this project a try, we’d love to see. You can send your project photos to info@camelotfabrics.com or tag us on Instagram! Have a holly rest of the day!

 

 

 

 

Happy Sewing!

One Response to “How To’s Day: Chalkboard Fabric Holiday Banner”

  1. December 08, 2015 at 4:37 pm, VickiT said:

    What a great project. I REALLY need to buy some Chalkboard Fabric soon. This is another project in a line of a number of others using this fabric. One of the others I have are for Holiday placemats for the kids with machine embroidery added in the borders.

    And now I have another reason to buy some of this fabric. Thank you. Great tutorial.

    I know you said to use whatever font we would like, but I wonder if you could tell us which font you used. I really like it.
    Thank you