To create this stunning display, we tapped New York City illustrator Happy Menocal. She will make a watercolor design using your initials and send you an Adobe Photoshop file of it to use any way you like -- on invites and escort cards or as décor. Upload the file to Spoonflower to have it printed on fabric, like we did, then cut the results into a crest shape, add trim, and hang from a dowel.
Hemp fiber cord, warehousefabricsinc.com
Tools and Materials
Fusible webbing, such as Stitch Witchery
2 yds rope trim
- Fold the banner in half lengthwise. Measure 5 inches from the bottom of the uncreased side, and mark with pencil. Use the ruler and pencil to draw a diagonal line from the bottom folded corner to the pencil mark. Then, pressing the layers firmly together, cut smoothly along the line. Unfold.
- With the design facing down, fold over the sides and bottom about 1 inch and hem with fusible webbing and an iron, following the package directions.
- Fold the top of the fabric down 3 inches and hem bottom of fold with fusible webbing, leaving a pocket for the dowel to slide through.
- Finish by using fusible webbing to attach rope trim to the sides and bottom of banner.