handmade felt and bead banner

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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How to Make a Wood Bead & Felt Name Banner

  1. Gather your tools and materials, then download the pattern listed on the right hand side at the top of this post.
  2. Cut out felt according to template using scissors or a cutting machine with a rotary blade.
  3. Gather all flags that will have a letter on them. Line up a piece of fusible web on one half of the flag.
  4. 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 listed on the right hand side at the top of this post.

felt and wood bead name banner tutorial by Lia Griffith
felt name banner and paper blossoms

felt flower for DIY banner

felt name banner with felt flowers

Explore More

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.