How to Make a Banner Out of a Sheet

Use old worn sheets to make your banner.
Use old worn sheets to make your banner. (Image: Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images)

Using a bed sheet to make a banner is an easy way to get a large banner. Twin sheets are perfect for carrying, because they don't drag on the ground. If you plan to hang the sheet above the ground, go with a queen or king size for maximum effect. Promote a business, sports team or charity cause by making a banner from an old sheet. You can make the banner quickly, but allow enough drying time before hanging.

Things You'll Need

  • Sheet
  • Chalk or pencil
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Dowel
  • Scissors
  • Zip ties
  • Duct tape (optional)

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Lay the sheet on a flat surface. A floor or driveway works well for this project because of the size of the sheet.

Trace the outline of your letters, images or designs on the sheet with a piece of chalk. This gives you a rough outline, but is easy to wash off, as well. If you are using a light colored sheet, you can also use a pencil.

Paint the designs and words using a paintbrush. Take your time so it looks neat and clean. Acrylic paint works well. Spray paint also works, but it looks more like graffiti as opposed to neat lines.

Allow the paint to dry before moving the bed sheet.

Carry the banner by the top two corners. You can also fold down the top 4 to 6 inches and sew a pocket; slide a strong dowel through to carry it. This works well if you are going to walk while carrying the banner. If hanging the banner from a chain link fence at a sporting event, cut two holes, one in each top corner of the banner. Slide a zip tie through the holes and attach to the fence.


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