Have you ever ordered several different fabric swatches for something and after you've made your decision about which fabric you want aren't sure what to do with the swatches? Or maybe only packrats like me give them a second thought before they hit the trash.
Either way, I made this small little fabric banner out of a few swatches I ordered when considering recovering a chair.
All you need are the swatches, some ribbon or jute string, scissors, and hot glue or other adhesive.
Have I ever mentioned how much I love my hot glue gun?
Cut all the squares diagonally from one corner to the next.
If you'll notice, you have a right triangle. That means you will need to arrange your triangles so that the longest side goes along the top of the banner, otherwise everything will look lopsided and asymmetrical...unless lopsided and asymmetrical is your kind of thing.
I split the halves into two groups, and arranged each group so that the patterned swatches and solid swatches were evenly spaced. I also made my sequence for the second group the same sequence as the first group.
Keep them in line so your sequence doesn't get out of order and use your adhesive or hot glue gun to attach the ribbon or jute to the back sides.
Now you have a cheap and simple fabric banner that can be useful for all kinds of decorations!
I used mine to drape over an open suitcase at a party, and I may use it this fall in my house!
I kind of like it on my chalkboard in the craft room!
The thing I like most about this little banner is how versatile it is, and since it isn't a paper one I can fold it up and use it over and over for different parties, events, and at home!