Easy Dollar Tree Felt Summer Banner

Strolling through Dollar Tree recently I spotted some pre-cut felt banners and I fell in love with the shape!! I snagged a couple of packages (cause we all know you better grab first and think of an idea later!!) for my stockpile! I decided that the bright colors are perfect for summer and that’s where the idea for this easy Dollar Tree felt summer banner started!

package of felt garland from Dollar Tree
Red, oink, and light green pennants from garland

I’ll be focusing on a watermelon theme, so I’m using red, light green, and pink pennants from the garland.

Picture of twine, felt garland, acrylic and letters

Other supplies….

Besides the Dollar Tree felt banner, we’ll also be using some jute twine (mine came from DT), some small acrylic letters ( mine came from Jo Anns but any will do), some wood beads, ribbon, some paint, and hot glue.

Before I get started on the garland, I’m going to be painting the beads using some white chalk paint. I’m not going for full coverage with the paint, so I like to water it down and add my beads. Once beads are coated I lay out to dry on a wood skewer.

Picture of wood beads in a cup with watered down chalk paint.
Pic of painted beads on wood skewer

Once the beads are dry I’m ready to string them, along with the pennants onto the jute string. Adding some tape to the end of the string makes this process quicker and easier.

Picture of pennants and beads strung onto the jute string.
Picture of pennants and wood beads on string, along with hot glue gun to attach acrylic letters.

Use a hot glue gun to attach the word “summer” to the six middle pennants.

Picture of garland with the word summer glue to six middle pennants.

Isn’t it cute already?? Since there’s an extra pennant on each end I’ll be attaching these cute little watermelon slices that came from Dollar Tree as well. I’ll be using acrylic paints on the slices. I think they are going to add just the cutest detail to this easy Dollar Tree felt summer banner!!

Picture of wood watermelon piece from Dollar Tree.
Picture of Anita's acrylic paint, True Red, Black, and Spring Green colors.

Use hot glue to attach a slice to each end of the garland, along with a small buffalo check bow.

Picture of watermelon slice and small black check bow hot glued to end of garland.
Picture of finished garland

One last thing that I’ll do is add a drop of hot glue to the side of each bead to help hold it in place.

Picture of finished garland hanging on a tiered tray

All finished and the perfect compliment to my tiered tray!!

What do you think?? Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have been inspired to create today!!

Angela

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