Fiskars Kids Art Display Banner

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by Stacey Kingman, Fiskars

Fiskars Kids Art Display Banner

A new way to show off artwork!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut an 8 inch x 11 inch triangle from the first piece of Snowcap cardstock. Cut a 6 inch x 8 inch triangle from the other piece of Snowcap cardstock. Cut a flag piece that is 4 inch x 7-1/2 inch with a 2-1/2 inch notch cut into one end. These are your templates for the project.
  • 2
    Using the rotary cutter and see-through acrylic ruler, cut 7 pieces of double layers of muslin that are 9 inch x 12 inch each to make the large flags and 3 pieces that are 5 inch by 8 inch to make the smaller flags. Cut six rectangles that are 5 inch x 8 inch each for the notched flags. Choose the fabrics for each flag and cut pieces for each to stack onto the muslin layers. (Tip: when finished, you will have 16 stacks of three layers each.)
  • 3
    Use the templates to trace a flag pattern on each set of three layers. Using a variety of thread colors, sew around the traced lines at least three times so that each triple-layered flag has a contrasting thread border. Cut out each flag so that there is a about an eighth-inch raw edge on the outside border.
  • 4
    As shown, all of the stars are also three layers, two layers of muslin and one layer of the top fabric piece. Since the project shows the star to be unique and a little imperfect, it was drawn freehand and then traced onto a rectangles of layered fabrics, stitched around the tracing, then cut out the star. (Tip: like the flags, it is much easier to stitch the star, then cut it out.) Adhere all of these stars with fabric glue. (Tips: do stars on every flag, monograms on some, make stripes or dots, make some “natural” and then paint on them...the possibilities are endless.)
  • 5
    Cut thirty-two pieces of ribbon and sew two at the top of each banner piece with a button on each piece, making the loops one inch long. (Tip: the loops need to all be the same size so that the banner pieces hang evenly.)
  • 6
    Cut two pieces of rope to four feet and five feet. Arrange the pieces, then thread them onto the rope. (Tip: use a rope that is not too smooth because you want your flags to stay where you put them and not all slide toward the center. The flags do need to remain moveable in case your art is changing often, making the ability to rearrange a must.)

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fiskars Non Stick Scissors 104071915
  • Fiskars Self-Healing Craft Mat 18 inch x 24 inch 104678811
  • Fiskars Ergo Control Rotary Cutter 45 mm 104678819
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Snowcap 104061494 (3)
  • Fabric Pallette Fat Quarters or Fabric Scraps
  • Fabric Palette 3 yard Muslin Unbleached 104216270
  • Coats & Clark Dual Duty XP All Purpose Thread 250 yard in Coordinating Colors
  • Blumenthal Lansing Favorite Findings Big Bag of Buttons in Coordinating Colors
  • Offray Spool O' Ribbon in Coordinating Colors
  • Sewing Machine
  • Rope
  • Aleene’s 4 oz. Permanent Fabric Glue 104550867