Celebrate your next big homecoming with party decor that is as festive, warm, and personal as the memories you'll make beneath it! Terial Magic stabilizes fabric for your printer so you can easily prep, cut, assemble, and admire!
Forgo flimsy plastic banners and bunting for this eye-catching, hand-crafted, whimsical banner design from the fabric fanatics of Terial Magic. As a bonus, this lovely decoration is substantial enough to grace your entryway on special occasions year after year!
- Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer
- Zip lock-type plastic bag (1-gallon capacity)
- Iron & ironing board
- X-Press It 1/4" Clear Double-Sided High-Tack Tape
- 1/4 yd. printed base fabric (for larger background banner wedges)
- 1/4 yd. light-colored, solid or lightly patterned complementary fabric (for small forefront banner wedges)
- (NOTE: The fabric you choose for your front triangle pieces should be light-colored and plain enough that printed letters show up well on it.)
- 1 piece of twine (at least 48 inches long)
- Marker or pen
How to Make Your "Welcome" Banner
Step 1: Treat Your Fabric
Treat your two fabrics with Terial Magic fabric stabilizer to make them paper-like and printer-ready!
Place fabric into a bag and spray to saturate the fabric, making sure there are no dry spots. Next, massage the fabric so that it is well covered, then remove from the bag and hang for 5 or 10 minutes to let the Terial Magic infuse into the fibers. While it’s still damp, press with an iron to set.
Need a little extra help Terial-izing your fabric? Check out this quick, nifty video to see the whole process!
To recap: 1) Saturate fabric. 2) Hang until damp. 3) Iron to dry and smooth.
Step 2: Cut to Size
Once both fabrics have been treated with Terial Magic, cut your printed background fabric into two 8.5” X 11” rectangles. Cut your lighter forefront fabric into one 8.5" by 11" sheet.
Download our free banner PDF template. Using the 3-page PDF template, print out 2 sheets of large wedges on your background fabric, and then one sheet of small wedges on your forefront fabric. For best results, we recommend printing each of the three sheets separately, feeding one Terial-treated fabric sheet through the printer at a time.
Step 3: Trim Your Triangles
Cut out all wedges along the printer lines. Make sure NOT to cut along the dashed line; this line marks the folding point for the flap you will need in order to hang each completed banner flag from the twine.
Step 4: Fold Your Flaps
Take one large wedge. With the wedge facing forward, fold the fabric back along the dotted line to create a small flap. Flip the fabric and finger-press the flap down flat and evenly.
Choose a small wedge and repeat.
Step 5: Assemble Your Flags
Apply a strip of high-tack, double-sided tape onto the underside of the small wedge flap.
With both pieces facing forward, slide the small wedge down over the large wedge so that the flaps overlap. The small triangle should be centered along the fold line of the large triangle with its printed letter visible. Press the flaps of the triangles together to secure.
Apply a short strip of tape to the center and underside of the small wedge and press down to further anchor it to the large wedge.
Pair the remaining wedges and repeat Steps 4 and 5 to create seven complete, double-layer flags.
Step 6: Tie Up Loose Ends
Knot each end of the twine to create a small loop (for hanging the banner when complete).
Evenly space the remaining six flags along the twine. Mark the twine with a marker as needed to help with spacing.
Take one of the flags and apply a strip of tape to the underside of its flap. Slide the flag over the twine where marked, then press down to secure the flag in that position.
Repeat this process to attach the remaining flags; make sure the letters are in order!
Decorate and Start the Party!
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