DIY Inspirational Quote Wall Hanging

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Do you have a favourite inspirational quote? A great way to display your favourite expression or song lyric is to create a fun wall hanging and be inspired by it on a daily basis.

These pennants are perfect to decorate boring walls, especially in small spaces like in university rooms or bedrooms. You can make them as big or small as you wish - that is the beauty of creating your own decor. You can tailor it just as you envisioned it and make it to the exact measurements and colours you need. These cute pennants make great gifts, think of house warming, graduation, birthday gifts. They are easy to make and have a huge impact. So let's get started...

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WHAT YOU NEED

1- Crafting Felt- I recommend the thicker variety for the pennant itself and then something not thick or thin for the letters. Wool felt is always a nicer choice but more expensive as well. You can chose any colour combinations you like, make the flag monochromatic or have fun with each letter in a different colour. Size is also a question of taste, make the wall hanging teeny tiny or as big as you wish. I made mine approximately 8" wide and  10" long.

2- Wood Dowel- find one that is close in size to the width of your pennant. Try to choose one that is not too thick in diameter.

3- Scissors- Paper scissors for the print out and fabric scissors for cutting the felt. The sharper the better.  

4- Fabric Glue- the stronger the glue the better, this will be used to glue your fabric letters to your banner.

5- Pencil- HB or any B will do. The softer the pencil the easier it will be to see your tracings. You can use a pen or marker but be careful it doesn't seep through your felt.  

6- String- to hang your pennant. Any colour or style will do, it's all up to you!

7- Glue gun- to glue the opening for the wood bowel. You can also use the glues gun to stick the letters to your pennant.

8- Ruler- to help you glue your letters on straight.

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9-  Computer   

10-  Printer  

11-  Paper  

Find a quote that inspires and makes you happy. Perhaps it's from a favourite book or song. Personalise it,  think of fun hashtags you often use or maybe even an inside joke you have with your best friend. Once you have decided on the phrase you want to use, play with different fonts and find one you like for your different words. It's preferable to use a bold and thick font, block letters are easier to work with however you can find some fun script fonts too that are thick and not too ornate. Depending on the size of your pennant, you will want to make sure the size of your words fits within the banner. My wall hanging was 8" by 10", so I made sure my phrases fit within those guidelines. You can print only the outline of the letters to save on ink if you like.  

OPTIONAL*** You can always free style your letters if you have nice handwriting.  
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STEP 1

Cut out your letters from your print out. If your letters are attached, you can cut those as one. You don't need to cut the same letter twice, as you can re-use them later. If you find your letters are to thin, now is the time to cut them a little wider. It's not always easy to visualise exactly how your letters will turn out from the computer screen. You can                                                                                                                      always make small adjustments at this point.  
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STEP 2

Trace your letters onto your felt. Make sure you turn your felt and letters over, with the wrong sides facing you. Use your pencil and trace around all your letters as precisely as possible. Since you only cut out your letters once from the paper, make sure to trace duplicates onto your felt if need be. 
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STEP 3

Cut out your letters from the felt. Make sure not to cut your inner corners too deep. Take your time and go slowly, this step is probably the hardest and the straighter your cuts are, the better the final result will be. 
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STEP 4

Take your main felt piece and cut it to the size you want your pennant to be. Then you want to cut the bottom of your rectangle on a slight angle. The easiest way to do this, is to fold your felt in two and cut both sides at once. 
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STEP 5

Add some glue to the straight end of your banner. Then flip that end over your wood dowel and press down firmly. You now created an encasing for your wood dowel. 
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STEP 6

Now is the time to glue your felt letters to the pennant. You can use a ruler to guide you and make sure that your letters are all aligned and in a straight line. Place your letters as you wish, then remove one letter at a time and add some glue to the back of the letter. Glue all the letters in place. Let the glue dry as directed on the instruction of the particular glue you are using. Some might require some ironing, however be careful not to use high heat as your felt can melt. 
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STEP 7

Grab a small piece of string and tie it to both ends of your wood dowel. The length of your string will depend on where you want to hang your banner. You can make it as small or long as you wish.  

Find the perfect spot in your room and hang your pennant. Enjoy and be                                                                                                                                       inspired!
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Make one, two, three or as many pennants as you like. Make them in different sizes and use different fonts that complement each other well. Have fun! Dream Big! Sky's The Limit!  

WRITTEN BY:   petitapetit
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