Metal Banner

We all know how much I like banners… I’ve made them out of burlap and sticks, I’ve made them out of plaid and today I’m sharing my metal banner!

Yes, metal!

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

This did take a bit longer to make than the traditional fabric or burlap banner, bit it’s also really different and something new to look at!

To make it, I used a 12″ x 24″ sheet of 26 gauge galvanized sheet metal and a 24″ x 36″ sheet of Lincane 20 gauge decorative metal.

Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

I love the decorative sheet metal, it looks like lace…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

I started by cutting the decorative metal with tin snips…. be careful it’s sharp!

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I cut the galvanized metal…. I made them smaller than the “lace” banners. I just used a sharpie to trace them onto the metal and then cut them out.

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

Tin snips work best…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once I had everything cut out….

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

I placed the galvanized metal on top of the lace, then cleaned everything with a clean rag and rubbing alcohol. The alcohol removed any remaining sharpie marks.

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain CottageWith everything lined up how I wanted, I used super glue to glue the two together…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

I just squeezed the two together for a bit, then let them dry. It worked perfectly!

To make the banner, I used 22 gauge galvanized wire…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

And wove the wire through the lace…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

With that, it was done!

I couldn’t decide where to put it first, so it went into the dining room…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

Then I moved it to our living room shelves

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

And then it went into the breakfast nook…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

I absolutely love it!

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

And that lace metal basically completes me…

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

How To Make a Metal Banner by The Wood Grain Cottage

I’m so excited to use it for Christmas decorating, which is entirely underway! Christmas. stuff. is. everywhere.!

But I’m definitely not complaining… :)

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

P.S.- This banner is a bit sharp, so it’s best kept out of reach!

Lovely comments so far...

  1. Love these! what a great idea! You always have the cutest and best ideas Shayna! Love your posts!

  2. Ooh la la…I’m all about the banners! It’s very festive to me, Shayna:) Are you leaving them plain, or might you add letters? Love it…blessings & <3
    M

    • THANK YOU so much, M! For now I still have it plain, but I’ve thought about adding letters a time, or two. Or three! :-D
      -Shayna

  3. Shayna, I know I’ve told you this before but you always impress me with your beautiful projects! A metal banner; wow! :-) you put more work into it but it was worth it & it looks pretty in all the places you’ve put it! my favorite I think it’s in your living room shelves :-)
    great work! :-)

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