Mini Banner Ornament

This finishing technique describes how to create a mini banner ornament from your finished project. It is best suited for projects that are under 5" (13cm) wide.

Materials Required

  • Fusible Web 
  • Acrylic Felt
  • White Glue
  • 1/8" (3mm) - 1/4" (6mm) Wooden Dowel
  • Floss for making braid
  • Hot Glue Gun
Braided Cording


  1. Braided Cording Trim your finished piece so you have a 2" (5 cm) space from the top and bottom of the actual stitching and 1" (2.5 cm) from the right and left sides.
  2. Braided Cording With your completed stitching turned faced-down, fold the right and left edges over 1/2" (13mm) towards the center and iron flat.
  3. Braided Cording With your completed stitching still turned faced-down, fold the top edge over 1" (2.5cm) towards the center and iron flat.
  4. Cut a piece of Fusible Web that is as wide as your stitched piece but 1" (2.5cm) less than the overall height. Cut a piece of acrylic felt that is the same size as the Fusible Web.
  5. Braided Cording Place the Fusible Web 1/2" (13mm) down from the top of the stitched piece and secure according to manufacturer's directions.
  6. Braided Cording Braided Cording Run a band of white glue about 1/4" (6mm) wide along the the edge of the Fusible Web. Place the Acrylic Felt cut in Step 4 over the Fusible Web and press the felt down until the glue has set.
  7. Cut a piece of wooden dowel to a length that is 3/4" (20mm) wider than your stitched project for use in the next step.
  8. Braided Cording

    To construct the braid for the hanger, select a color of floss that will compliment your stitching. You will need a length of braided cording that is three (3) times the width of your project. For example, if your project is 2" (5cm) wide, you will need 6" (13cm) of braided cording. 

    Next, proceed to Step 2 of the Braided Cording finishing instructions. When you reach Step 5, instead of tying opposite the end of the braiding in a knot, tie it around one end of the dowel as shown in the picture. Leave about 1" (2.5cm) of braided cording at the end.

  9. Braided Cording Slide the wooden dowel through the pocket formed in Step 3 at the top of the stitched project. Tie the other end of the braided cording around the end of the wooden dowel without the braid leaving about 1" (2.5cm) of braided cording hanging at the end.
  10. Braided Cording Put a small dot of hot glue on the knot to secure it to the dowel. If you do not have hot glue, use white glue instead.
  11. Braided Cording Trim the ends of the braided cording so that they are both equal in length. Unwind the loose ends of the cording to form a tassel on each side. A fine comb can be used to help in straightening the tasseled ends.
  12. Braided Cording To fray the bottom edge of the ornament, pull out the fabric threads going horizontally along the bottom edge. Stop as soon as you reach the felt.