Most of the steps and general concept are the same. I started by taking some black paint and writing "Meh.". That's what my roommate suggested I do and I relate to the sentiment. I free handed it and hoped that I wasn't going to it mess up. If I did all I could say was: Meh.
Next I took my dowel and folded my felt over. With some iron on hemming tape, I ironed on the edge to fuse the two sides together. It might not be as permanent as sewing the piece together, but I believe this is a good alternative if you don't have a sewing machine or patience to sew.
I wanted a different bottom for this banner so I took a cake pan and traced the shape (its diameter is the same as the width of a 8 1/2 by 11 piece of felt.
I did the rest of the steps as in the other tutorial and Voila!
I hope this gives you inspiration for others ways to make this project.