Hello again, my friends! I hope you are enjoying your summer. Down here in south east Texas we’ve been hitting triple digit temps. Yesterday was a whopping 104 degrees. Blah!

Anyway, today is my favorite day of the month! It’s time for another Monthly DIY Challenge. This month our theme is fabric. After making a DIY roman shade, I had some extra fabric on hand. I thought about making a pillow cover but what remained was mostly scraps. So one day as I was looking at my fireplace I started thinking about how it needed an element of softness to it.

Scrap Fabric Banner | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

I thought that adding some sort of fabric banner to the mantel would help bring in that softness I was looking for. I remembered the scrap fabric that I had and thought it would work perfectly so I grabbed my supplies and got started. This project was super easy and took only about 45 minutes from start to finish! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.


  • scrap fabric ( two or more colors or patterns work best)
  • jute rope
  • scissors

Scrap Fabric Banner | Little Red Brick House

Step 1-

Cut your fabric into strips. I cut mine into 12″ x 2″ lengths.

Scrap Fabric Banner | Little Red Brick HouseStep 2-

Fold a strip of fabric in half and place on top of your string like the picture below shows.

Scrap Fabric Banner | Little Red Brick House

Bring the ends of your strip underneath and around the string and then up through the loop that has been created.

Scrap Fabric Banner | Little Red Brick House

Holding your string and the ends of your strip tightly, pull hard to tighten and form a knot.

Scrap Fabric Banner | Little Red Brick HouseStep 3-

Continue knotting your strips around the string until you reach your desired length. My banner measures about 8′, which includes 1 foot of string only on each end, for mounting purposes.

Step 4-

Mount the banner to your desired location. I used clear packing tape to tape mine to my mantel. It’s holding really well. You could also use Command strip hooks.

Scrap Fabric Banner | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Scrap Fabric Banner | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

Scrap Fabric Banner | LITTLE RED BRICK HOUSE

As always, don’t forget to check out the amazing projects that the talented other ladies below have created.

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  1. I love this project, I’m thinking use the same fabric with red stripes and it would be neat for Christmas. Love coming over here to see what you’re up to. It’s hot here to in North Texas – we did get a little cold front and what a blessing that was. I’m ready for Fall…

    1. Thank you, Carole! Oh, I think red stripes would look so cute! I’d love to make a few for different holidays. They’re so easy!

  2. I just love scrap fabric banners – totally the perfect soft element to add to your fireplace! And the stripey fabric of yours is seriously my favorite 🙂

  3. VERY cute, Sarah! Quick and easy projects are my favorite – this is right up my alley!

  4. Super cute, Sarah! Love fabric banners and have often wanted to make one! I’ll have to try it for our little girl’s room! Thanks for the tutorial!

  5. LOOOOOVE IT! Every time I see a scrap fabric banner, I get super jealous and want one. Maybe seeing yours will give me the inspiration to kick my butt in gear!!! 🙂

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