Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Burlap Banner Tutorial

The First Day of Fall was September 22nd. While it hasn't felt much like fall around Houston, I wanted to add a touch of fall to my decor.


Materials:
Burlap, twine, and stencils. (All of which I had in my craft room.)
Supplies:
 Sharpie marker, scissors, ruler, hot glue gun, and card stock.


I made a 'pattern' for the banner pieces

I cut out 6 pieces using my pattern to trace along the fabric so I would have a nice clean shape.

Time to stencil! I used my sharpie marker to fill in the stencil. The sharpie was much easier than paint. Less messy and easier to control.

Please don't laugh at my pathetic attempt to make a leaf. I wanted more on the banner, so I drew a leaf from looking at a picture off Google Images. I cut it out and used it as a stencil.

The stenciling is done! Time to make the banner.

I started out by hanging it on the fireplace to see how far apart they should be, and pinned them to the twine.

Then used the hot glue gun to run a strip of glue on the burlap.

I carefully, and with the help of the scissors tips, stuck the twine to the glue.

I added some pine cones from my yard, and feel very happy with my first touch of fall decor.





Have you made some DIY fall decor this year? I'd love to hear about it!

4 comments:

Sarah said...

I love the leaf stencil you did! What a cute touch. I have a few fall decorations but nowhere to put them. Hopefully by the end of the month I'll be moving into my new house. It has a mantle!!! That's going to be fun.

Lauren said...

SO cute and easy! I haven't made anything but I did dig out a few dollar store pumpkins and some vase filler!

Darby Hawley said...

Wow this is so cute and perfect for the season! I *love* your mantle too!!!!

Elyssa said...

Glad I read this post. I was going to make some burlap trick-or-treat bags with my girls using stencils and paint but now I'm thinking about going with the sharpie markers...thanks!

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