Cheery Happy Day Banner

Cheery Happy Day Banner

Posted by DecoArt on May 20th 2014

Cheer up a wall and a day with this colorful fabric banner made with Ink Effects™ Fabric Transfer Inks.


    • tracing paper
    • scissors
    • paintbrush
    • #8 round brush
    • sewing machine or needle and thread
    • iron and ironing board
    • 1 yard of white broadcloth fabric
    • plain white copy paper
    • 1 package extra-wide, white, double-fold bias tape
    • 3/8" mini puffball trim; 1 package each of green, yellow, pink, and orange



    Some sewing experience is needed for this project.

    1. Using the banner pattern, trace and cut out 11 triangles from the double-folded white broadcloth fabric. (Because fabric is doubled, you will cut out 22 triangles.)
    2. Sew together two triangles using 1/4” seam allowance. Sew on the long sides of triangles, not the top straight edge. Sew all 11 triangles in the same way.
    3. Trim the point of each triangle close to the seam edge, but be careful not to cut into it.
    4. Flip each triangle right-side out. (You may have to use a small tool like the handle end of small paintbrush to push out the point.) Press with an iron.
    5. Spray one side of each triangle with Ink Effects Basecoat according to package directions. Let it dry completely.
    6. Using the pattern, trace the letters onto white sheet of paper, spelling out H A P P Y D A Y. Trace the circle and face and use it as the center for the sun drawing.
    7. Paint the letters using #8 round brush in colors of your choice. Paint three suns: center of sun is Yellow; use Orange to paint rays radiating outward. Paint three faces using Black. Paint faces separately from suns. (They will be layered onto design later.) Let each element dry completely.
    8. Cut out each letter, sun, and sun face, leaving some space around each element.
    9. Using the iron on dry setting, iron the letters onto each triangle following directions on the Ink Effects bottles.
    10. Cut each trim piece to 17”. Sew the trim on the edge of each triangle, being careful to sew around point of triangle.
    11. Pin the triangles in order onto the inside edge of the bias tape and sew in a straight line using 1/4” seam allowance.
    12. Press the completed banner if needed and hang.


    Happy Banner Pattern