Wedding Banner Tutorial from Live Colorful

June 26, 2013Allison Murray

Today I’ve got a guest post for you from a very colorful lady, Elba at Live Colorful. Her blog is an absolute treat with tons of bright and colorful inspiration. When you’re finished reading up here on how to make your own wedding banner, be sure to visit Elba and get inspired!

Hello Dream a Little Bigger readers! I’m Elba from Live Colorful. I am so excited to be here, I adore all Allison’s diy projects and her blog is such a creative and happy place. I am here to share with you a little project I made for my wedding two years ago. It was really simple to make and ended up being a really special detail. I hope you like it! Wedding Banner Tutorial from Live Colorful at

I’ve seen wedding signs painted on wood or made out of paper but for our wedding I wanted something that I could fold and keep with me for many more years and that didn’t take up much space. So I thought about using fabric for the signs. We got married in a house on a lake, the entrance was a bit hidden, but the sign was a beautiful and helpful detail that added something cheerful to the entrance.

I had this idea of mixing different fabric textures and colors to make something that looked like a quilt but keeping the details a bit rustic and making the project really simple and easy.


1. Cut a big piece of fabric. I chose a coral tone that matched my wedding color scheme. My wedding sign measured 38′ x 38″

2. Sew some hems around the fabric to frame it and keep a clean finish.

Wedding Banner Tutorial from Live Colorful at 3. If you take a look, I added some squares with a black and white fabric, Don’t they look fun? You could do something like this or just go ahead and add letters to the fabric. I looked for some fonts on the computer and traced them on the fabric. Adding the shapes with thread was actually quick and easy. You are gonna be able to see some lines, I really like that, so have fun with the colors of the threads and the sizes of lines you make. Wedding Banner Tutorial from Live Colorful at

4. Add other fun shapes mixing fabrics, colors and textures. You can download the next image with the patterns I used for mine. I added some hearts and flowers, I think they are really cute.

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4a. Two sizes of hearts. I love being able to enjoy the lines made by the thread!

4b. These are three flowers superimposed and sewn by hand. Make a little dot in the center for an extra detail.

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5. To finish this project, add some strips of fabric to the corners that you will use to hang the signs. I made a strip 50″ long and sewed the middle to the corner of the sign.

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Listo! It’s ready!!

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This project is an awesome little detail that you can keep and enjoy many years after your special day and it also could be a perfect idea for other kinds of signs like a summer flag for the garden.

I hope you like it!! and that you visit Live Colorful one of these days. Bring a cup of coffee or tea with you and hang around for some colorful diy projects, great decor tips and many more colorful things. Thanks for having me, it has been great been being a guest in such a fun and cheerful blog! Xo, Elba.

Thanks so much for guesting today, Elba!

So if you or someone you know is about to get hitched, wouldn’t this be a great way to direct traffic to the wedding venue like Elba did? Or, heck, if you have a significant other and you want the world to know all about your love make one to put in your garden! (and now for some reason that song How Deep is Your Love by the Bee Gees is now officially stuck in my head and if you clicked the link, probably yours, too :)

Happy Hump Day, everybody!



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