Canvas Christmas Tree Banner

    Posted by  ·  November 13, 2015

    This Canvas Christmas Tree Banner makes the perfect holiday decoration. Make one for everyone on your list.  Looking for a simple handmade gift idea? This keychain wallet is genius and easy to make.   I also love to refresh a room, these 30 minute throw pillow covers make that easy and affordable.

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    I am a huge fan of banners for all seasons.  I love using them on shelves, doors, entryways- really everywhere!  Today I’m going to show you a super simple one that you can make up in minutes.  And with minimal sewing- this is a project that even a beginning sewist/ crafter could make.

    Christmas Tree Banner

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    Christmas Tree Banner Supplies

    • canvas
    • fabric for tree and stumps (scraps are GREAT for this!)
    • Heat n Bond (or other fusible webbing)
    • trim or ribbon to sew your pennants on- mine is 1 yard long *I decided the tiny red pom pom trim would be hard to sew on, so I switched it out for some medium sized white trim- but did not retake this picture.
    • sewing supplies: machine, iron, scissors, thread, pins etc.

    A note about the fusible webbing- I am using the regular Heat n Bond, you cannot sew through it, so if you want to embellish your trees with decorative stitching, you will want to get the Heat n Bond lite  (it’s in the purple packaging).

    tree, paper, templateThe first thing you will want to do is create your templates.  This picture is not to scale, so you will want to just draw your own on a piece of cardstock.  To create the pennant template you will start by drawing a rectangle that is 6″ tall and 4 1/2″ wide.  Then make a mark that is 1″ up from the bottom of your rectangle and centered on the width. (so 1″ up and 2 1/4″ in- the dotted line shows 1″ up)  Connect your centered mark with the two bottom corners to create the points for your pennant.  The template for the tree shape is a simple triangle that is 3″ tall and 2″ wide at the base.  The trunk pieces are 1″ tall and 3/4″ wide.

    Next you will decide how many pennants you want (in my banner I made 5).  Trace your pennant shape on the canvas for each pennant you want and cut them out.

    tree banner assembly collageTrace your tree and trunk shapes onto the paper side of your fusible webbing- one for each pennant.  Cut out your fusible webbing- leaving a border around the traced shapes.  Fuse the webbing to the wrong side of the fabric for the trees and trunks and cut out your shapes. *note- follow the manufacturers instructions for best results with your fusible webbing.  Pull the paper backing off your trees and stumps, place in desired location on the canvas pennant and fuse.

    canvas christmas tree banner portraitLine up your pennants on your trim so they are evenly spaced.  For my banner I used a 1 1/2″ spacing between the pennants.  Pin in place and then stitch down.  I used a zig zag stitch to sew mine down, but you can use a straight stitch if you’re more comfortable with that.

    You’re done!  I told you it was going to be easy!

    For more decorating, crafting and sewing ideas, I hope you’ll stop by my blog Ameroonie Designs and check out some of my favorite projects including:

    ameroonie designs project collage

     

    Deer Head Art  Scalloped Advent Banner

    Gratitude Journal  Fabric Pouf

     

    My name is Amy and I blog at Ameroonie Designs.  I am the mom of 6 kids and wife to one amazing hardworking guy.  I keep my sanity by creating and sewing and share my projects on my blog and Instagram– which I love.  You can also connect with me on Facebook and Pinterest.  I’d love to get to know you better. xoxo


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