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Wednesday, 25 June 2014

DIY Film & TV Quote Banners

These DIY Film & TV Quote Banners are such a fun project to make, and so effective! Take your pick of your favourite quote - from a film, a tv show, or a book, and make your own personalised banner. You could even make personalised name banners for a loved ones birthday!

What you need: 1/4 metre calico, 1 sheet black felt, fabric glue or spray glue, 40cm piece of bamboo cane, string.

1. Start with a rectangle of calico fabric. Create a point at the bottom by folding up the two bottom corners. Press into place.

2. Cut away the excess fabric at the point and then fold in the side and point edges sides with a 1cm seam allowance.

3. Stitch around the side and point edges with a 5mm seam allowance. With the wrong side of the banner facing up, fold down the top edge around 5cm and stitch in place. This will create the casing for the cane to hang your banner, so make sure that it fits through the 5cm gap before sewing.

4. Print out (or draw!) your chosen quote, and cut out each letter.

5. Pin your letters onto felt and cut out. This spray adhesive is great as it is only permanent once set with heat. This meant that I could glue the paper letters to the felt rather than using pins and then peel them off easily.

6. Lay out your letters onto the banner and make sure that they are all aligned.

7. Glue the letters onto the banner. With this spray glue I just sprayed the reverse side of the letters, pressed them into place on the banner and then set in place with an iron for one minute. Fabric glue such as Tacky Glue is also great for this.

8. Insert a piece of bamboo cane into the casing at the top of the banner, and then tie some string on either side.

I think these banners are great for home decor and would also make a really special gift. The added geekery of the quotes also make them great conversation pieces :)

We'd love to hear from you if you give this DIY a go - use the hash tag #eightandsixteen to share your photos with us!



  1. Ohmygosh these are awesome! Love them!! Really want to give this a go now!

    1. Ahhh, thank you Anjali :D They're pretty addictive too - think of all the awesome quotes out there! x

  2. These are so cute! Can't wait to try my hand at it!

    1. Thank you! If you give them a go don't forget to send us a photo - we'd love to see what you come up with :)

  3. These are fantastic! I want to make a ton of these!

    1. Thanks so much Rebecca :) They are turning out to be great gifts!


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