Guest Post: DIY Hanging Branch Banner

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Today’s post is brought to you by MaMeMima. Nadia loves blogging about kids, home, design, and life inspiration.

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Here is Nadia’s guest post. Enjoy! Don’t forget to visit her blog at MaMeMima.


Hello Home Is Where The Heart Is readers. It’s Nadia from MaMeMima here and today I bring you a little DIY project. Easy, simple, quick and very budget friendly.

One day while browsing H&M home section I came across this tea towel. The message on it really spoke to me since this is something I struggle with on a daily basis. “Enjoy the simple things in life”. Sounds so easy yet hard to put in action when we get stress out by those small things most of the time. So I thought it’ll be perfect in a frame somewhere in our home.

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On another note, on one of our family walks, my oldest son picked up a branch and brought it home. He liked the shape of it (kind of like an arrow) so I told him we’ll incorporate it somehow into the decor of his new room.

When my H&M tea towel came in, I realized it was big. Maybe a bit too big to be framed. I could have cut it to fit any frame I had around but I kind of like the size. Just not framed. I then remember my son’s branch and it occurred to me I could make one of those cute wall hanging banners I’ve seen around the web. I ran to JoAnn’s to get some supplies and start to work.

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All you’ll need is:

– Tea towel or any other piece of fabric with an interesting message/quote or design.
– Wooden dowels (found at JoAnns, Michaels, or any other hardware store)
– Wood round dowel caps
– Eyelets
– Branch
– Super glue
– Twine, ribbon or any other type of string

This was so simple

– Pin and sew a 3″ hem at the bottom of the tea towel or fabric. Make sure there is enough room for your dowel to slide inside. I sewed the hem but you can really just use fabric glue.

– Cut your dowel to the right length so it’s the same width of your tea towel plus a little more to put the dowel caps on each side.

– Slide the wooden dowel through the bottom hem and glue your dowel caps on each end.

{if you’re not using a branch, repeat the same steps above for the top of your tea towel/fabric}

– I wanted to use the branch my son picked up. Since it had a curved, irregular form I used eyelets, which I placed at both top corners.

– Thread the twine through one eyelet and then wrap it around the branch on one side. Then do the same on the other side.

– Hang the banner and love it. You’re done!

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I love how it came out and of course I had to hang it in my son’s new room. It’s perfect above his bed and the perfect reminder to try to live a simple, happy life every day.

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What did you think the hanging branch banner? Have you ever made your own banner?

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14 thoughts on “Guest Post: DIY Hanging Branch Banner

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  2. This is awesome! I love that you used a branch. I have branches for curtain rods in our kitchen and decorations in some other rooms. My husband is always getting on me for bringing the outside in…. BUT I think that I am going to have to make a banner like this one!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Just fantastic! Thank you for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream’s City of Links last Friday! I appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this week 🙂

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