"It's Ok." DIY Banner

I have seen a banner just like this one all over Instagram, and I figured it would be easy enough to DIY!

What you need:
     -1 yard of white felt
     -2 individual sheets of black felt
     -dowel (the one is used is 18.75 inches long)
     -hot glue gun
     -needle and black thread/white thread
     -twine or ribbon
     -white crayon or colored pencil

What to do:

1. Figure out what size you want your banner to be. Then cut a rectangle out of the white felt in that size. Mine measures about 17 x 24. Then, fold the rectangle in half and cut a triangle of the bottom to make a point.

2. Using a white crayon or colored pencil, trace out the letters of the phrase you want to put on your banner on black felt. I decided on "it's ok" after seeing it on Instagram.  I traced my letters large enough that "it's" took up one sheet of black felt, and "ok" took up the other.

3. Lay out where you want the letters to go on the banner. Iron everything so they are wrinkle-free. Then, use a small amount of hot glue to tack on the letters so they stay in place.

4. This step is optional. If you choose not to sew, you can just completely secure the letters to the banner using hot glue. Using a needle and thread, sew around the edges of each letter to secure them to the banner. This is definitely the most time-consuming part of this project, but it looks so awesome at the end.

5. Fold over the top inch or so of the white felt and glue the bottom of the fold, creating a tube. You can also sew this like I did if you want.

6. Place your dowel through the tube.

7. Glue ribbon or twine to each end of the dowel to act as a hanger, and that's it! You're done!

I love how simple this project was and how awesome it looks hanging on my wall. Tweet me pictures if you try this out!

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