Create a sweet and cozy winter banner using felt and a charm pack! Perfect for snowy and cold winter months and even Valentine’s Day!
Hello crafty friends! I am so excited to share this sweet and cozy winter banner with you. If you recognize the banner it’s because these used to be ornaments! After Christmas I wasn’t quite ready to pack these cute ornaments up, so I decided to turn them into a cozy winter banner. It was so easy to transform them from ornaments to a banner. With the snow outside they are perfect for this time of year.
As I mentioned, these started out as ornaments! Before the holidays I added the pattern and tutorial to make these to my Etsy shop. They can all be made from one 5″ square charm pack. I found a charm pack with the most beautiful flannel fabrics, Yuletide Gatherings Flannels Charm Pack by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics. (You can find this exact charm pack online at Fat Quarter Shop or on Amazon). The fabric came in red, green, gray and cream colors. Below you can see some of the ornaments I made.
If you’d like to see more pictures of the ornaments, check out this post – Cozy Christmas Fabric Ornaments.
Since I had already incorporated a red heart into the cocoa mug design and used red heart buttons on the sweaters, this banner also feels perfect for Valentine’s Day. Where I live the month of February is usually freezing and very snowy, so this banner feels just right. To make it less “Christmassy”, I decided not to use the green ornaments and just the red, cream and gray ones.
Making the Ornaments
The patterns and step-by-step picture tutorial can be found in my shop. The eight ornaments I designed are all things you would find on a chilly winter day: snow boots, winter hats, mittens, cozy sweaters, evergreen trees, ice skates, snowpal and a cup of hot cocoa. The ornaments are sized to fit 5″ squares of fabric so they can be cut from a charm pack.
The ornaments are made by layering fabric on top of stiffened felt. The stiffened felt provides just the right amount of structure for the ornaments. They are then embellished with simple embroidery, buttons and Pom Poms.
Turning The Ornaments into a Banner
It is super easy to turn these ornaments into a winter banner. You only need a few supplies and when you’re done using them as a banner, they can go back to your Christmas storage bins and be used as ornaments next holiday season!
Supplies Needed: Yarn, clothespins and tape!
Start by taping the ornament loops to the back of each ornament you plan to use for your banner. I chose to use tape, because it is quick and easy to remove when I want them to be ornaments again.
Next, use clothespins to attach the ornaments to a length of yarn. You can also use string, Baker’s Twine, or ribbon in place of yarn. I love using clothespins to make my banners because they are so easy to assemble. You can slide the clothespins along the yarn to easily space them out. If you want to swap ornaments, you can slip them out of the clothespins.
I love the way this banner turned out. I’m so happy I can enjoy these sweet ornaments a little bit longer! You can purchase the patterns and step-by-step picture tutorial from my Etsy shop, Designing Cheerfully. Thank you for supporting my small business :)