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!



Supplies:

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

Tutorial:

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

6 comments:

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

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

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

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    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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