Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Burlap banner

'Tis the holiday season and what would that be without...burlap? Yup, I've been on a burlap kick, and so have many others on Pinterest. Burlap seems to be the hot fabric in 2012. Tons of cute ideas out there folks! Check out my burlap Christmas tree!

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a burlap banner. You can use it for the holidays or even a birthday party, baby shower, bridal shower, wedding decoration, you get it.

Start with 2 yards burlap
Cut into 6" strips
Make a template for your pennants - can do triangle, square, rectangles, I did the below.
Cut out as many as you need for your "word" my word is BELIEVE.
Pick out paint for your letters and for a background.

After you cut the burlap you can start to paint. I decided to paint the burlap with a background white. I did this so the letters would POP more, and because it is winter, and kind of looks like snow or frost.

I used a dry brush and just painted white all over the burlap. Don't forget to leave room at the top!

I like how it has areas that are more splotchy - it adds character. 

Then I printed the letters out on a heavy cardstock and cut them out to make a stencil. This was time consuming - I recommend choosing a short word.

With the stencil cut out, just lay it over your dried burlap. Make sure to line it up straight. Again, using a dry brush, dip your brush in the color of your choice for your letters and forcefully dab the paint onto the burlap over your stencil.

Voila! You've created a painted letter on burlap! Can I get a woot, woot?!

To string the pennants onto string I folded the tops down about 3/4". 

I placed the burlap word upside down on the counter and used a glue gun to secure the pennants to a jute string.


In the spirit of the season...BELIEVE. You can use this as a decoration anywhere in your home and even outside!

We used this as a prop for our Christmas card.  Some of you will be seeing our card in your mailboxes soon!

I even used burlap bows around the house! What burlap projects are you working on?


  1. Love this Renee! Awesome job! :)


    1. Thanks Erica! I'll try to post the Christmas card on Facebook after the holidays. :)


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