Monday, March 19, 2012

Easiest Burlap Banner Tutorial

I am absolutely grateful and just over the moon for easy decoration ideas and projects.  Whether it's for Christmas, Spring, or Birthdays give me easy please!  And I really like anything reusable to save money and be environmentally friendly.

So here is a quick birthday decoration I created last week-it literally look about 45 mintues total and that was with a tea break and chatting with my hubs.  Not hard at all and so charming if you ask me!

 Easiest Burlap Banner Tutorial!


1/4 yard burlap, any color
Piece of cardboard for triangle stencil
Permanent black marker and pencil
Hot glue gun and glue


Step 1: Create a cardboard stencil according to the size triangle you want.  I made a 6" wide by 7" tall pattern.  You can also use stiff paper if you have that instead for your pattern.
Step 2: Trace triangles onto your burlap with a pencil and cut out (see pic below)
Step 3: Now you'll want to trace or stencil letters on.  I just free-handed it to save money.  Outline with a permanent marker and fill in completely
Step 4: Finally cut ribbon long enough for all your triangles. Glue on with hot glue lining up each burlap triangle to the ribbon so they are even and well spaced
Step 5: Hang up wherever you like and enjoy the Oooh's and Aaaaah's to come!

Enjoy your simple, environmentally friendly, affordable decoration!

Inspirations for your banner:
Celebrate or Congratulations (Showers, parties, etc)
Happy Birthday (duh)
Give Thanks (Thanksgiving
Love (Valentine's Day or Bridal shower)
Immanuel or Be Merry (Christmas)
A name (Kid birthdays or baby showers)
Boo! or Spooky (Halloween)
Cupcakes or Eat Cake  (near a wedding or birthday party cake station)

Where to show it off:
Front porch
An entry way
Across a large window
Fireplace mantel
Over an archway
On a fence for an outdoor event
Along a staircase
Hung from a shelf on your wall
To decorate a nursery
At a guest book table at a wedding
Across a mirror
Truly anywhere you like-get creative!

{Waaay too much burlap but reasons for more crafting later}

{Cardboard = easy tracing}

{Trace your triangles for easy cut out}

{Cut out your triangles!}

{Glue triangles on the ribbon-that ribbon is super shear so it's hard to see}

{A little blurry close up of it hanging up. Free hand lettering can look snazzy too!}

Now show off that burlap banner goodness and admire your work!

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

1 Corinthians 13:13


  1. So easy too Shanda! I would love to see your if you make one--versatile for pretty much every single event/season :)

  2. Replies
    1. Glad you like it Denise! Creative but SO easy.

  3. This is so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial. It's much easier than cutting letters out by hand!

    1. You're welcome Tiffany!! I'm glad you like it :) SOOOO easy and great for any celebrating any occasion. Let me know if you get to make one.



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