need a banner super quick?


our school team competed this past weekend in the atlanta dragon boat races up at lake lanier and we needed a banner super last minute.  rather than paying a bazillion dollars for a rush job at a local printer, i decided to just make one.  and it cost less than $10.

all you need:

fabric (even a bed sheet with do)

contact paper

spray paint

i still have lots of fabric left over from my sweet t baby days so i chose a sturdy hemp twill for the banner. then i sized and printed out the letters from my computer, traced them onto the contact paper, and cut them out creating  stencil.  i hand drew our logo and cut that out too.  slowly and carefully peel away the paper backing of the contact paper as you adhere it to the fabric, pressing firmly.  then i went to town with the spray paint, outside of course, and waited patiently for it all to dry.  uber easy and cheap too!

since it’s fabric, should be able to use it again, year after year.

tips: don’t forget to cover all the areas you don’t want spray painted.


One response to “need a banner super quick?

  1. Lisa Strohauer

    You are amazing! Looks like it is all computer generated. Easy for a talented artist!!

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