If you are a super fan of Game of Thrones, like I am, you are going to be thrilled at this week’s tutorials. I am preparing for the final season with a week’s worth of Game of Thrones crafts and recipes so the last episodes can go out with a bang! Whether you are throwing a Game of Thrones viewing party or just adding some fandom touches to your own castle, these Game of Thrones house banners will add a touch of Westerosi nobility!
HOW TO MAKE GAME OF THRONES HOUSE BANNERS
What Do You Need to Make Game of Thrones Banners?
The easiest way I have found to create these banners is to use heat transfer vinyl on felt. This eliminates the need to do any sewing, which is always a plus with me! I will put links to all the supplies I used to make my banners at the end of this post, but here is a breakdown of the colors of felt and iron-on you will need to make banners for the nine major houses of Westeros.
Sheets of 12″ x 18″ felt needed:
- 2 sheets of black felt
- 1 1/2 sheets of red felt
- 1 1/2 sheets of blue felt
- 1 sheet each of white, green, yellow, and orange felt
12″ x 12″ iron-on vinyl needed:
- 2 gold
- 2 white
- 2 yellow
- 1 each of black, red, and grey/silver
One other note about choosing dowels for this project. I was not able to find 18″ long dowels anywhere, so I purchased 36″ dowels and cut them in half. I used 3/8″ dowels so that I could cut them carefully with a craft knife or wire cutter. If you have access to power tools, you can choose up to 5/8″ diameter dowels without having to change the dimensions of the pocket at the top of the banner. Just remember to sand the cut end of the dowel with sandpaper until it’s smooth. You should then have 3″ of dowel sticking out of each side of the banner to which you can attach cording so you can hang the banner in your home!
How Do You Make Game of Thrones House Banners?
I created a video tutorial that walks you through the process of creating one banner. The same technique works for each of the subsequent banners. I publish two new creative videos on my YouTube channel every week. You can subscribe to the channel for free, and you won’t miss any of my videos!
NOTE: Starting the Tully banner is slightly different from the other houses’ banners. Instead of using one 12″ x 18″ piece of felt, you will need to cut a red piece of felt so that it measures 12″ x 10″ and a piece of blue felt so that it measures 12″ x 9″. Overlap the two pieces of felt 1″ and hot glue them together to make a two-colored piece of felt that is 12″ x 18″. The rest of the process after this is the same as for all the other banners.
Game of Thrones House Sigil Cut Files
I honestly tried really hard to make SVG files for you guys, but I am still way too much of a newbie to turn these designs into SVGs. I do have Cricut canvases for each design that are already properly sized for 12″ x 18″ banners. Just click on each of the house names to be taken to the cut file.
UPDATE! GAME OF THRONES HOUSE BANNER SVGS AVAILABLE!
So, my Design Space canvasses stopped working, and I learned how to make SVGs. Ta Da! Now the house sigils are available as SVG files which will work with a range of cutting machine software. You can download the files by following the link below. As always, please only use these files for non-commercial purposes.
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- Felt sheets
- Hot glue gun
- Straight pins
- Quilting ruler or measuring tape
- Scissors or rotary cutter
- Cricut or another cutting machine
- Iron-on vinyl
- Iron or EasyPress
- 3/8″ x 36″ dowels