We received this cute heart-shaped VELCRO ® NO SEW BANNER craft, project designed by Dunne with Style, to feature and review on the blog.
Given we love all things craft and DIY, we jumped at the opportunity to review this product. And when there’s Velcro © involved, well we thought it’d be an easy win for little fingers. The idea of Sticky Back Velcro © was even more appealing as it could allow us to involve the smaller children to have more independence when it came to controlling all aspects of their crafts.
As they say, “when you’re teaching the adults of tomorrow, you need a little flexibility.”
Our resident craft blogger Olivia from A Crafty Living assembled the craft following the manufacturer’s supplied tutorial and reviewed the product. We’ve re-designed some of the steps to make the process more child friendly. Below the tutorial you’ll find our thoughts on just how child-friendly this craft could be.
>>> How To Make This Velcro No Sew Banner
1 // Cut a 20cm of VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabrics. Adhere one side of the VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabrics along the top of the back of your banner and adhere the second side of the VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabrics below leaving a 5cm space between the strips.
2 // Lay your piece of dowel between the two strips. Fold your banner over the dowel and adhere the pieces of VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabrics together.
3 // Wrap the cord around one end of the dowel 5 times and then adhere with a knot. Wrap the other end of the cord around the other end of the dowel 5 times and then tie off with a knot.
4 // Lay the geometric heart template on your banner.
5 // Fill each space in the template with one side of a VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabrics dot.
6 // Place the second side of each VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabric dot on a felt triangle piece.
7 // Adhere the felt triangles in your chosen colour pattern by adhering the pieces of the VELCRO ® Sticky Back for Fabrics. Your kit contains more felt triangles than spaces on the template so that you can get creative with your own colour patterns.
8 // Gently lift off your geometric heart template and enjoy your wall hanging. Need a fresh look, simply peel back your felt triangles and rearrange your colour pattern. And there you have it, a DIY No Sew Velcro Banner!
We were sent this VELCRO ® No Sew Banner Kit to try. The kit contained everything we needed to create a geometric heart banner. It came packaged in a box, with the items loose to move around, causing our heart to get damaged during transit. This was easily fixed, however padding within the box would prevent this from happening again.
The process was simple with easy to follow instructions, however would better suit adults rather than children. Miss5 gave it her best, persevering through frustration by the fiddly, hands on task. Miss5 chose her own colour pattern & enjoyed the challenge, despite needing help with many of the steps.
*Project design by Dunne with Style. NANNY SHECANDO was gifted this velcro no sew banner craft to review on the blog
>>> Do you use Velcro © within your craft activities to make DIY more child-friendly & accessible?
Olivia is a career Nanny & craft extraordinaire from Sydney, Australia. She shares her passion for children & creativity by providing simple arts, crafts & activities full of learning opportunities. Her aim is to encourage & inspire you to be creative with your babies, toddlers and preschoolers! You can find more from Olivia at www.acraftyliving.com or follow her on Facebook & Instagram at @acraftyliving.