I found this great 100% cotton fabric as a table runner, but I immediately knew I had other plans for it!
Target was recently selling this table runner (over in the gift wrap section). I knew if I added a transfer to it, I could have a sweet little summer banner near the front door.
Since I was starting with a new roll of the "table runner", I was able to keep the sewn edge along the bottom, and just cut off a length that I thought would work. Now three of my four sides were already finished!
Using my transfer and 3 colors of ink, I added the sentiment.
I layered some paper towels beneath the fabric as I was stenciling so the ink wouldn't bleed through to the counter.
After it dried, I set the ink by ironing it lightly with a layer of parchment paper on top of, and below the cotton fabric. This sets the ink and it can now be washed, if needed.
I found this decorative hanger in the sewing/quilting section of Hobby Lobby. It comes with two little grips on either end which I figured would work.
Since I cut the piece off the roll to use, I needed to finish the final edge. Being a little lazy, I grabbed some Stitch Witcher (or other product) and ironed a clean edge.
Once I put it together, I realized it needed a little something more. Using another six inches or so of the "table runner" I inked some other designs on the cotton. Once dried and pressed, I ripped them into strips and secured it to the hanger as a messy bow.
And voila! It's done!