I’ll start this post with an apology. Normally when I share things that I’ve made, I try to photograph each step in case you want to have a go yourself. However, these banners/pennants/whatever you want to call them were simply a project to amuse myself, not really intended for this blog, so I didn’t bother.
But as I popped them round the house a few weeks ago and I’m still sniggering every time I walk past them, I thought I’d snap a few shots and post them on here in case they inspire any ideas for your future makes. Although, if you want to give these a go and you think I’ve missed any details, just shout and I’ll see if I can remember what I did.
What was the idea behind these banners? Well, I went to uni in the 90s so I have Oasis lyrics flowing through my veins. Pretty much everyone my age does. And I also have a bit of a soft spot for the chintz that seemed to adorn all the homes around that period, too. So, I started thinking about how funny it would be if, contrary to his bad boy image, Liam Gallagher’s living room was actually a homage to all things floral.
He leaves the clubs of London, heads home to his outwardly cutting-edge-cool abode only to shake off his parka and sit down with a lovely cup of tea in his William Morris-inspired living room - I’m going to hazard a guess at Golden Lily wallpaper. Basically, these banners came about because Liam loves florals. And so do I. As well as loving Liam just a little bit, too.
Here’s some of the notes I jotted down while making them:
I started with an offcut of fabric approximately 27 cm across and 33 cm in length.
After mitering the corners and creating a slight ‘V’ at the bottom, the banner measured 23 cm across and 29cm down - the ‘V’ starts at 23 cm.
I used Fabri-Tac to glue the edges as opposed to sewing them.
The lyrics were cut out with a Cricut Maker (see my Florals Meets Britpop project - you can customise the font should you wish to) and then ironed on to the fabric using a Cricut EasiPress2.
The wooden dowels are 30 cm in length and I simply screwed two 10 mm eye hooks straight in to the dowel at approximately 2.5 cm from either end.
I folded the banner over the dowel (the fold is roughly 4 cm) and used the Fabric-Tac to secure it.
Finally, I threaded velvet ribbon (because I’m pretty sure that Liam also loves velvet ribbon) through the eye hooks to be able to hang the banners up around the house.
Do you like them?
The text doesn’t stand out as much in the photos. I couldn’t get the contrast quite right. In the flesh, the writing is a lot easier to read.
I can’t tell you how much they make me smile. They’ve really tickled me. Think I should pop one in the post to Liam?