June 14, 2024

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Love not War fabric banner DIY. Raise money for Save the Children.

“Love Not War” Fabric Banners

I begun doing the job on these “Love Not War” banners just a couple of days soon after Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022. I began with the Ukrainian flag colours, but before long identified that there have been other nations at war proper now, with innocent persons dying and refugees fleeing. Specially, in Syria and Afghanistan. So I investigated the shades of those flags, and extra a further banner.

Then anti-LGBTQ legislation at home, in this article in the US, took a flip for the even worse with the “Don’t say gay” invoice being handed in Florida, among pretty much 250 other anti-homosexual and transgender expenditures that have been filed this 12 months so significantly. The war versus anyone not straight, white, and Christian will absolutely direct to people leaving their residences to journey to harmless sites. But even a lot more about will be the greater possibility of suicide for LGBTQ teens who already are at an greater chance. And not because of how they determine, but because of how they are mistreated and stigmatized in society.

Love not War fabric banner DIY. Raise money for Save the Children.

Most not too long ago, the Supreme Court docket of the United States (SCOTUS) is established to stop 50 a long time of women’s reproductive legal rights in June with the overturning of Roe v. Wade. This is a war on women of all ages, who will be at higher threat of dying (being pregnant is 14 occasions far more deadly than abortion) and who will have to flee their point out to uncover risk-free entry to abortion. And also a war on the youngsters who will be born into a country that UNICEF has ranked 37th out of 41 in childhood poverty. A country that will not support you if you are very poor, black, gay, or an immigrant.

It looks I could retain make these banners each week, which is bleak and pretty unsettling.

I have been trying to figure out a way to give these banners away though also elevating dollars for corporations that assist small children in war torn nations, but it’s been challenging to determine out just a person organization. I have lastly resolved to pick out the humanitarian firm, Preserve the Small children. Their foundation is based mostly on the belief that all little ones have the suitable to increase up wholesome, educated and harmless. They function in about 100 international locations, which include the US, to give youngsters a balanced start out in existence, the chance to find out, and protection from harm. I feel like Help you save the Youngsters is a great in good shape for supporting this project.

Now I am launching a fundraiser / giveaway on my @artbarblog Instagram page. It will operate for a 7 days, but if you skip it please think about donating any sum, even $5, to the url below. Thank you!

Using old shirts, colorful fabric to make "Love not War" banners.

How to make “Love Not War” banners

Source list

~ Outdated shirts, garments, sheets, cloth (go to the thrift shop if you don’t have something!)

~ Development paper

~ Scissors

~ Watercolor and/or liquid watercolor

~ Brushes

~ Stitch Witchery

~ Straight pins

~ Stitching machine

~ Wooden dowels

Painting old fabric shirts to make "Love not War" banners.

Instructions

1. Decide on your shades. Did you know that the flags of the Center East primarily have the similar shades? Crimson, white, environmentally friendly and black. Not all, but Syria and Afghanistan share those colours. So I tested these colours in addition blues and yellows on scraps, then painted bigger pieces. I sooner or later included the rainbow hues. Let anything dry right away.

Painting old fabric shirts to make "Love not War" banners.

Painting old fabric shirts to make "Love not War" banners.

Painting old fabric shirts to make "Love not War" banners.

Cutting letters from paper as templates to make "Love not War" banners from old shirts.

2. Make your paper templates. My banner template is about 12 X 17 inches. I freehand drew my letters, making use of a ruler to make lines initial so that they were the exact same peak. Though, the term in the center is more compact than the leading and bottom words. This was just a style and design preference.

DIY "Love not War" banner made from old shirts.

DIY "Love not War" banner made from old shirts.

3. Slash out your banner shape (cut 2 for every banner) and cloth letters and arrange them on to the banner. This took me a while because I kept modifying the colour buy and sequence. But I do appreciate the way they all turned out!

Using stitch witchery to adhere fabric letters on "Love Not War" banners made with old shirts.

4. Use a sizzling iron and some Sew Witchery (a fusible bonding, like double sticky tape) to adhere the letters onto the fabric. I initial tried out to use pins, but the watercolor tends to make the fabric rigid, and the pins then made holes that I could not fix. So the Stitch Witchery labored fantastic.

Sewing on fabric letters to "Love Not War" DIY banner made with old shirts.

5. Sew on the letters.

Sewing the fabric "Love Not War" DIY banner made with old shirts.

6. Pin the back again and entrance to each other and sew them collectively, leaving an opening at the top rated.

Sewing the fabric "Love Not War" DIY banner made with old shirts.

7. Trim the corners.

Sewing the fabric "Love Not War" DIY banner made with old shirts.

8. Flip the banner outside the house in. Use a straight pin to gently pull the corners out, which is the trickiest component.

Sewing the fabric "Love Not War" DIY banner made with old shirts.

9. Iron the seams flat.

Sewing the fabric "Love Not War" DIY banner made with old shirts.

10. Fold around the top and make a hem for the dowel.

DIY "Love not War" banner for Ukraine, made from old shirts.

11. Insert your dowel and some string or twine for a hanger.

DIY "Love not War" banner, made from old shirts.

DIY "Love not War" banner, made from old shirts.

I’m genuinely pleased with the way these turned out. They are do-it-yourself searching which provides them a ton of character, but also strong and will (hopefully) very last a extensive time. In addition they are made with entirely repurposed products, which will make them inherently loaded with adore.

Remember to think about donated to Preserve The Children! Thank you!!

xo Bar

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