DIY Just Married Banner

Aug 4

Hey, friends! It’s Chelsea again, slipping away from Lovely Indeed for a bit to share another fun wedding DIY with you. Who wants to deck out their wedding getaway car with old tin cans, when you could have this beauty instead? How about a sweet little “Just Married” banner for the newlyweds?

Supplies –

  • two colors of fabric
  • download and print this free template
  • straight pins and scissors
  • a spool of 1/4″ ribbon
  • a sewing machine
  • Stitch Witchery and an iron
  • strong magnets like these or extra-strong suction cups

First, download and print your free template. Cut around each letter, pin the letters to your fabric, and cut the fabric into the letter shapes. It’s up to you whether you’d like to dot your I and J with hearts or not. If not, just cut out two small circles from your fabric for the dots. But be sure to cut out at least one heart. Next, from your other fabric, cut out 12 rectangles, each 4″ by 6″.

Heat up your iron and use your Stitch Witchery to affix one letter to each rectangle. The tiny heart gets its own!

After your letters are all ironed on, arrange them in the correct order (can you imagine if it said “I Just Marred?” Ha!) and sew one long piece of ribbon across all of the letters. The ribbon should line up with the top edges of the rectangles. Use a straight stitch for the cleanest look. The ribbon should be about 6 feet long (letters measuring approx. 5 feet total, with some extra ribbon length on each end).

Now that you’ve got the banner finished, find the best way to attach it to your car! If you can find a place to tie it on, go for it. If not, you can find extra-strong suction cups at a craft store, and use those to anchor each end of the banner by tying the ribbon to the suction cup hook. Then, you can place one of these tiny magnets at the very top of each flag on the banner to secure the middle portion. They’re so small you almost can’t see them!

Make this for your own wedding, or surprise some friends with it on their getaway car.  It’s so charming you can’t help but smile, and a perfect way to head away from a wedding in style!  xoxo

{Photos by Lovely Indeed for The Sweetest Occasion.}