Scott and I knew that one of our kids would be named after a Roald Dahl character. As you know, we had a Matilda, but if we had had a boy, we would have had a Charlie. Dahl is one of our favorite authors and we go back to his books over and over again. I really wanted to make a fun Roald Dahl Quote Banner in honor of Roald Dahl Day, but it didn’t turn out quite how I imagined. I started out with a lot of fun ideas, but then saw what I actually had in my stash. I figured I’d make do, but then measured wrong because I don’t have a measuring tape, thought my banner looked bland because I don’t have much vinyl variety right now, and then we had a super dark day and I don’t have my lights to help with pictures. I feel like I should have something profound to say about being disappointed in my craft but then really paying attention to the most excellent quote on it, but really I just want to remake it. I will say that having the ability to craft again at all feels fantastic, so there’s that. And the girls immediately asked if I would hang it in their room, so there’s that, too. Maybe there’s something to that magic after all (even if I’m still planning on remaking it!).
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I have so many favorite Dahl quotes, but I always come back to this one. I would love for the girls to always see magic all around them and I will do everything in my power to help them with that. I used my favorite Design Space font, Chloe, and welded the words together once I got the letters placed how I wanted them. I added in a second “magic” but left the letters by themselves so that I could place them on top. If you like the size and don’t like messing with arranging and welding, you can use my Design Space file. You’ll be able to size the words with them already welded.
I tried to get a picture to show you how cleanly the Maker cut my vinyl. The words aren’t huge, but the blade didn’t catch at all.
After weeding everything, I cut out the words individually so that I could play around with placement.
When I was happy enough with how it looked, I ironed the words onto the banner. I used a regular iron with a t-shirt as a buffer.
To finish off the banner, I placed the gold glitter on top of the magic and glued some trim onto the bottom. With the dowel rod and string in place, it was ready to be hung!
I’m not sure I think my Roald Dahl Quote Banner does the quote or the author justice, but it does feel good to be able to sit down and make something. Don’t be surprised to see this post updated with a slightly different version! There are so many fantastic quotes from Dahl that I can see an entire series in my future. I have a whole new place to decorate after all!