Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thankful Burlap Banner

I made a banner somewhat like this last year for Christmas and got this idea in the middle of my brainstorming for Etsy store things.

It's so simple to make so I am just going to share on here.
Gather up some:

Burlap
Paint (I used brown tempera)
Paintbrush
Some kind of letter template
Bias tape
 I have a template I use for my triangles. This one was 5x6 inches. Cut your triangles.

I used Cricut cutouts to use as my templates, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Your letters should be about 3-3.5 inches tall. Just fill it in with paint :)
 Voila! Repeat until done.
 Let them dry and gather up your bias tape. I made my own using this method
Just start sewing the open end of your double wide bias tape together until you have a few inches of extra string for hanging and them start inserting the triangles in one by one (make sure in order or you might end up with a weird word).
All done! Yep, I was up at night making burlap banners...what's wrong with me.

This will go up somewhere in the house when it gets closer to Thanksgiving, but for now it's hanging in my office and I think this is a good reminder to be thankful any time of year.

1 comment:

Eva Scott said...

Super pretty. Love that bias tape.