Today, I’m going to show you how to make a scrap fabric and cardboard banner in 8 easy steps.  This craft is perfect to make with kids and is fabulous for the winter time when a fun indoor activity is needed!

The idea I have to share with you today is a fun indoor project I made with the kids to send to grandma and grandpa.  One of the things I love about this project is that I had all of the supplies on hand!

Supplies Needed:

  1. Cereal boxes (or cardboard)
  2. Scissors
  3. Glue
  4. Hole punch
  5. Ribbon
  6. Scrap fabric
  7. Various embellishments

Here is how to make it:

First, pick a font that you'd like to use.  Next, print the letters from the computer to be as big as you'd like. Then, cut them out, leaving small "tags" on the sides as shown above. Secondly, trace the printed letters onto the cereal boxes and cut them out. Thirdly, cut your scrap fabric into various sizes of rectangles and squares. Fourth, assemble your fabric collage by placing your glue all over the cardboard and stacking and arranging your scrap fabric. Cover your cardboard completely. Fifth, embellish your fabric-covered letters with ribbon, silk flowers, buttons, rhinestones etc. Let this dry completely! Once dry, flip your letter over and trim around the edges. Next, punch a hole in the center of the tags on the sides of each letter. To complete the project, insert some ribbon through the holes to attach them together and secure with a knot. Burn the edges with a match to stop the ribbon from fraying. Lastly, take a picture of your kids holding their banner, then print the picture and fold your banner and send it to grandma and grandpa! {how cute is that?}

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-Stephanie