Start off by making a template out of card stock. I cut mine into a 6 x 51⁄2 for the outer piece and 51⁄2 x 41⁄2 for the inside piece. Use the templates to cut out your fabric. I used a fun polka dot fabric for my outer accent and a teal for my inside pop of color. You will need 10 pieces of each fabric.
We are having a sock hop at my children’s school this year so I knew a sock hop banner would be the perfect addition to the party.
Then I used red felt to make the accent bow.
For a little extra pizzazz I used black and red felt, my big shot, magnetic platform and the Thinlits Die Set Juke Box & Music to make records. These are so fun and they are just the perfect size for embellishing the banner.
For the letters, I used a stencil to trace my words onto that super cute black and white felt and hand cut them. How great is that felt for a 50’s banner?
To assemble the banner you will need to use tacky glue. Center the teal fabric inside the polka dot fabric and glue it down. Glue your 3 poodles onto three of the banner pieces and glue the red bows onto your poodles. Also glue your sock hop letters and records onto the remaining 7 banner pieces. Finally, attach it all together with ribbon and glue your black ribbon across the top of the banner layering the red ribbon over the black ribbon.