supplies: vintage sheets or fabric, bias tape, scissors, hot glue gun, scrap book paper.
vintage sheets are little bit harder to cut because they are so thin, but i love them too much to not use them. i used a pillowcase i bought at a garage sale over the summer. they will fray a bit, you will get a much cleaner cut with new fabric. i like to use bias tape because it gives a sewn look to your banner, but you can use twine, yarn, string, etc. i cut out flag shapes, at least that is what i think they are called. some other ideas are pennants, rectangles, circles, hearts, etc.
step 1: cut out the flag shaped pieces from your fabric or sheets. pile them up so you only have to cut a few times. if you are using the same part of this verse, love each other deeply, you will need 23 pieces cut. that will give you one for each letter, one for before and after the verse, and one in between each word.
mine were far from perfect, as you can tell:
step 2: cut out your letters from scrap book paper. i did mine free hand because i like that look better. you could also use stencils or a fancy machine if you have one.
step 3: glue your letters onto your fabric.
step 4: line up your words (as to make sure you glue them in the right order) and glue onto the back of your bias tape. you will simply make a line with hot glue across the top of the front of your piece, so the letter is facing you. then flip it over, and stick it onto the back of the bias tape. i waited to cut my bias tape until i was finished to make sure i had enough length.
step 5: hang up and enjoy.
i love this banner and verse enough to keep it up year round.
plus, i could use a reminder to love deeply all year long.