Step 1

Step 1: Determine Size of banner

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Brian Patrick Flynn, Scripps Networks, LLC

Step 1: Determine Size of banner

Create Shape and Size for Bunting

Based on the overall size of the wall or area for which the banner will be suspended, first decide the proper size for the banner. A good standard to stick with is a banner height of 10 inches and width of 8 inches.

Step 2

Step 2: Mark the back of Vinyl

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Step 2: Mark the back of Vinyl

Mark Back of Vinyl or Faux Leather Bunting

Based on the intended size of the bunting, measure and mark vinyl or faux leather with a ruler and permanent marker.

Step 3

Step 3: Based on your markings, cut vinyl.

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Brian Patrick Flynn, Scripps Networks, LLC

Step 3: Based on your markings, cut vinyl.

Cut Vinyl or Faux Leather Bunting

Referring to the marks made with permanent marker, cut the vinyl bunting to size with craft blade or upholstery scissors.

Step 4

Step 4: Trace Letter font to create stencil.

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Step 4: Trace Letter font to create stencil.

Print the Font on Card Stock Paper for Letter Detail

Choose a classic font online, and then print necessary letters for name or message on card stock. Cut the font letter into a stencil.

Step 5

Step 5: Trace letter stencil on vinyl

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Step 5: Trace letter stencil on vinyl

Trace Letter Stencil to Back of Vinyl

Use permanent marker to trace the silhouette of each letter directly to the back of the vinyl.

Step 6

Step 6: Cut vinyl letter with scissors.

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Step 6: Cut vinyl letter with scissors.

Cut Letter Detail

Use upholstery scissors or craft blade to cut letter detail from vinyl.

Step 7

Step 7: Glue vinyl letter onto banner.

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Step 7: Glue vinyl letter onto banner.

Fuse Letter Detail to Bunting

Attach letter detail to bunting using fabric glue. Allow one hour for glue to dry before moving on to the next step.

Step 8

Step 8: Attach ribbon along top of banner

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Step 8: Attach ribbon along top of banner

Layout and Attach Ribbon

Unfurl ribbon on a flat, level surface, and then lay out each section of bunting separated with a one-inch gap. Fold ribbon in half along the top of each section of bunting. Then add a bead of fabric glue between the ribbon and each side of the bunting to keep it firmly held in place.

Step 9

Step 9: Cut slit in ribbon.

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Step 9: Cut slit in ribbon.

Add Riveted Detail

Steampunk style is known for infusing classic Victorian aesthetic with turn-of-the-century industrial touches. To add a bit of industrial flair to each section of bunting, add riveted detail by creating a hole with craft blade directly through section of ribbon above each one-inch gap.

Step 10

Step 9b: Place a brad into the slit on ribbon.

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Brian Patrick Flynn

Step 9b: Place a brad into the slit on ribbon.

Add Brass Fasteners

Next, insert the brass fasteners through the front of each hole and secure along the back of the ribbon. Lastly, tie approximately 18 inches of contrasting silk or satin ribbon along each end of the banner.

Step 11

Attach to Wall

Step 12

Faux Leather Party Banner

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Brian Patrick Flynn, Scripps Networks, LLC

Faux Leather Party Banner

Set the Stage

Make your festive party banner the focal point of your party decor, chances are, you'll leave it up well after the party is over.