This adorable little flannel scrap banner sort of all came together on a whim and a prayer. I knew I needed something cozy to tie into all my cabin-inspired living room decor on our fireplace mantle. But what?
Then I remembered seeing a listing on Etsy a while back for a really cute flannel scrap banner that would be so totally perfect. So in true DIY fashion, I decided I could take a stab at making one of my own.
I knew I had some leftover scrap fabric just lying around that would work great for this project. Whenever I can make something totally using things I already own, it’s a win, win!
I measured out a piece of burlap twine the length of the window frame that I wanted the banner to drape across, and added about 4″ of excess on either side.
Then I gathered up some of the larger pieces of scrap fabric that I had leftover from previous projects already in the house. Some were from old sweaters, flannel or denim shirts and even a piece of burlap scrap.
I cut each piece of fabric into approximately 5 inch long rectangular strips. These were definitely not perfectly cut! I just free-hand cut them as close to the same size as I could get. This added to the rustic, natural charm I was going for.
I had 6 different kinds of fabric, and I cut 7 strips from each of them. I knew I wanted to create a pattern on the banner.
Once all my pieces of scrap fabric were cut, I arranged them in the pattern I wanted on the floor, then started at one end tying each piece along the burlap twine.
I just kept on tying the scrap pieces onto the twine until I got through all of them. I made sure I had an even amount of overhang of the twine on either end and then, voila! It was done!
This was one of the easiest – and cheapest – projects I have ever done. I already had all the materials I needed to create it myself and spent a grand total of ZERO dollars in the process of making it!
I gotta say, it turned out so cute and definitely adds all kinds of winter cabin coziness to our mantle. Which method of cozy are you more about this time of year – flannel or sweater? I’m definitely a flannel shirt kind of gal, how about you?