DIY Easy Felt Banner for Kids

Every month 11 other bloggers and I do a Home Depot challenge; where we all take the same item from Home Depot and create a gift from it for a specified person. This month, our chosen item was a wooden dowel, and the gift recipient was for a child. I decided to make a cute little educational banner that can grow with them as they advance in their learning! It was quick and easy; and, a huge hit!
First, I bought a yard of felt. I measured and traced my "banner" according to the size I wanted it to be. I cut my wooden 3/4inch dowel in half, so it was 2 feet long.
Then, I cut out my banner and ironed it. I glued the felt over the dowel and left an inch of the dowel sticking out on either side.
I tied some pretty ribbon to hang it, and also added a little pom pom trim to jazz it up.
I bought pieces of felt at the craft store in a ton of different colors, and drew and cut out shapes and numbers.
I also made a little box holder that the felt pieces can be stored in, using a cereal box.
I hung it on the wall, and that was it! This was so quick to make, too, and is the perfect gift for a child! The felt sticks to itself, so they can manipulate the shapes and move them around. As they get older, you can add letters and they can form words.
My daughter loves it! If you'd like more detailed instructions, visit my blog!

Amanda @ Dwelling In Happiness
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