It’s week two of my Easter table collaboration with my friend Danielle over at Food Love and Happiness blog. Today I’m showing you how to make this fun and easy Easter banner. This project is fun to do with the older kids. It’s a pretty banner to decorate your Easter table with.
Danielle is sharing a very yummy kid friendly home made pizza recipe.
This is what you will need
- Foam sheet
- Linnen fabric
- Block of wood (off cut)
- Pinking shears for fabric
- Dressmakers chalk
- Double-sided tape
- Craft glue
- Acrylic paint
- Piece of card
Start by making a rectangular template (1) out of your piece of card. This will make cutting out all the little flags easier. Use the template to cut out all the rectangles you need to make your banner (2). I used 10. To make little flags out of your rectangles fold it lengthwise and cut at an angle like in image 3.
Now it’s time to make your own egg-shaped stamp for stamping the fabric. Cut and egg shaped piece out of the foam sheet. I used a double piece of foam to cut out my egg shape because my foam sheet was really thin (about 2mm). Stick the pieces of foam to each other (if you need to like I did) and to the piece of wood using the double sided tape. You’ve now made a stamp. Easy no?
It’s time for the fun part now. Use your stamp to stamp different coloured eggs on the fabric. I used acrylic paints for this job. Use your paintbrush to load the paint onto your stamp and stamp the image on the fabric. My lovely assistant is giving me a hand with this part.
One tip I have for you is to use a piece of card to stop the paint from bleeding onto your table. If like me you didn’t bother with a tablecloth or something else to protect your nice table.
Let the paint dry for about an hour (more if you can handle the wait). Attach all the fabric pieces to the string using your craft glue. Let this dry completely and you’re done. One Easter banner for your Easter table.
I would love to hear from you if you are planning to use any of my DIY’s in the #EASTERTABLE series. Tag me on social media and show me your versions. Use #EASTERTABLE or #BGDDIY so I can see your stuff.