I decided to make this banner when I came home one day and realized my kitchen looked gloomy. Spring time should mean color!
I’d seen a similar idea to this banner using paracord but 1). I wanted to see how it would look with string and 2). where on earth do you find cool colors of paracord? I’m glad I tried string because I really love the way it turned out! Makes me want to fringe out my whole house. :D
If you’re wondering what happened to that travel trailer we remodeled that I just posted about don’t worry, we still have it. This past winter was the most frigid one Tennessee has seen in 50 years so eventually it just got too dang cold to live in! (One day it was colder here than in Alaska – not even kidding.) We’re back in a house for now, thank goodness.
You will need:
Cotton yarn in your choice of colors
Begin by deciding how long you want your banner to be. Cut a piece of cream string that length. Tie both ends of the cream string to the back of two chairs or whatever you have handy in order to make the string semi taut.
You’ll probably want to do this before you start fringe-ing…unlike me in this picture. Sorry, I had already started when I realized this would be a fun blog post and found my camera. :D
For the fringe you’ll need to cut all three colors of yarn into similarly sized pieces. These will be your fringe pieces. For my banner I went with a length of about 1 1/2′ but it depends on how long or short you like your fringe. Play around with it!
I don’t even know how to describe this…um, just make your fringe strings look like this on the string you tied between the two chairs (ie, your banner).
From the front it should look this:
And the back should look like this:
That’s it! Keep fringe-ing away until your banner is the right length. Use the thumbtacks to pin it in place.
When I first started I alternated colors like purple-green-white-purple-green-white but it felt chaotic so I switched to purple-purple-purple-green-green-green-white-white-white which looks way better.
I also started out with all the colors smushed together but when I hung it up the banner looked SO heavy and reminded me of the fringe from a 70’s couch. I ended up spacing them apart in the final banner but maybe you’ll like it that way or think of something even better to try. Just have fun with it. :)
My favorite part is the way the fringe peeps over the door sill so you can see it from the living room!