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.
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
Cut your fabric into strips. I cut mine into 12″ x 2″ lengths.
Fold a strip of fabric in half and place on top of your string like the picture below shows.
Bring the ends of your strip underneath and around the string and then up through the loop that has been created.
Holding your string and the ends of your strip tightly, pull hard to tighten and form a knot.
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.
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.
As always, don’t forget to check out the amazing projects that the talented other ladies below have created.