This wood bead and felt name banner makes such cute decor for a kid’s room, a birthday party, or a baby shower. Our pattern for this DIY project includes the full alphabet. This way, you can create whatever name or wording you’d like for your banner.
Just check out our supplies list below, then download the template and tutorial to start crafting!
You bead to make this!
There are so many ways to get creative with this felt name banner. Along with changing the color of felt and macrame cord, you can also paint the wooden beads and spell out something other than a name. For example, maybe you want your banner to say something celebratory, like “happy birthday,” or you want something inspirational, like “dream big.”
Along with the alphabet, our pattern includes a felt flower with some details stitched on. You can add these flowers to each end of your felt name banner like we did, or leave them off entirely.
However you make this banner yours, we’d love to see it! Be sure to share photos on our crafters community page. Or use the hashtag #MadeWithLia on Instagram.
Skill level: Intermediate
Embroidery stitches used: French knot and straight stitch. Need more guidance on these stitches? Check out our free embroidery guide.
Other projects shown: Frosted paper plum blossom branch
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- Kai 8″ Scissors
- Cricut Maker or Silhouette Cameo 4 (recommended)
- StarCraft Heat Press, Cricut EasyPress, or Iron
- Clover Embroidery Needles
- Clover Embroidery Threader
- Lia Griffith Wool Blend Felt — Wisteria, Water Lily, Rose Quartz, Cream, and Olive
- Lia Griffith Fusible Web
- DMC Embroidery Floss — 3778 and ECRU
- 4mm Natural Macrame Cord
- Lia Griffith Natural Wood Macrame Beads — 1″
- Aleene’s Tacky Glue or Art Glitter Glue
- Floral Wire – 18-Gauge Paper Covered Green
How to Make a Wood Bead & Felt Name Banner
- Gather your tools and materials, then download the pattern below.
- Cut out felt according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
- Gather all flags that will have a letter on them. Line up a piece of fusible web on one half of the flag.
- Fold the flag in half over the interfacing, then iron to fuse together. There should be a half inch gap at the fold with no interfacing.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love this DIY project? Explore all of the different banners you can make as a member. Browse our kid’s decor for more ideas. Or check out all of our felt crafts.
Are you having trouble? Feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help you out.