Sometimes I’m in need of banners or signs for events and parties and I like thinking of ways to make them cute, while still serving their purpose. These are a great way to lead guests to parking areas, give directions, or simply let them know they’ve arrived at the correct location. These pitchfork held banners are perfect for a country or farm setting.

Here’s what you’ll need: 2 pitchforks or shovels or large dowels, fabric, iron-on papers, self-adhesive velcro tabs or a glue gun.

Step 1: Select fabric for banner and cut to desired size. Hem all edges, if desired.

Step 2: Print greeting of your choice onto iron-on paper, using a large font. (I like to use the Arial Black font as the thickness of the letters are suitable for this project). Carefully cut out letters and iron onto the fabric, following iron-on manufacturer’s instructions. Tip: if you set your printer to landscape (rather than portrait), you will generally get at least two letters per page.

Step 3: Place pitchforks in the ground and attach the banner using the velcro tabs or hot glue. (If you don’t mind marks on the pitchforks once you’re done, the hot glue is a quick and easy option, as it will peel away from the fabric and handles of the pitchfork with a little pressure.)

And just like that, you’re set to welcome your guests to your next party or gathering.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.