Burlap banners suit almost every celebration. They can also convey your regards, feelings, love, and affection in a creative way. The rustic look of burlap makes it an integral part of festive parties. You can cut burlap in a swallow tail shape, squares, rectangles, triangles or circles for the pennants. Then just string them together with yarn or string.
In this tutorial, the flag templates are made out of cardstock and traced on pink felt. Cut the flag along the traced lines. Then cut out burlap in the same shape and iron them on the felt ones. The using the letter stencils on the burlap, attach the pennants together with clothespins and a hemp string.
This Happy Birthday banner was done with stencils to print the text on the burlap. After the ink dries, you have to heat it with an iron for setting it nicely. Prior to the printing triangular pieces were cut from burlap and the edges stitched with a contrasting thread.
This love burlap banner is just right for people not comfortable with sewing. It involves cutting the burlap in a round shape with the help of a template, stenciling the letters, painting them and gluing the pennants to a string.
Here the pendants are first cut out of burlap and stitched at the widest edge. Then “Happy Birthday” letters in fonts of your choice are written in a Word document and printed out. After that, the individual letters are cut out and taped on the pendants. This marks the beginning of the painting part. If you want you can personalize by writing the name of the baby name or birthday boy or girl name on the banner. You can create a “One year” banner on the same lines for a high chair. Children would love cartoon stickers on the pennants.
In this tutorial the individual pennants are folded at the base by about half an inch and stringed together by jute. Stick pins are used to attach the jute to the folded burlap. You could use the idea for a “Get well” banner.
Twine is used to weave the square pennants together. Paper and white acrylic paint make the letters stand out. If you want a sophisticated look for your wedding decoration, you can add some white lace.
An engagement party banner can be made by following a similar procedure. Note the difference in the shapes of the pennants. Just string them together light up any engagement party. Once you know the technique you can design banners for bridal showers and as well. “Bride to be”, “She said yes”, “We are two”, “Just married” and “Here comes the bride” banners can be made in the same vein.
In this easy banner, felt leaves between the pennants convey the sense of fall. The paper letters are attached to felt rectangles by ironing and heat bonding. Metallic gold thread is used to sew the pennants in place. You might want to opt for decorative stitches around the edges of the letters. Wish “Happy Thanksgiving” and “Give Thanks” in style.
In this step by step guide, a sheet of freezer paper and burlap of the same size as printer paper is fed into the printer. Prior to that, the freezer paper is laid down on top of the burlap in such a way that it’s shiny side faces downwards and it’s ironed on top to stick to the latter. “Happy Holidays” and “Be merry” could be other messages to put on burlap for the festive season. String it around a Christmas tree or over the fireplace.
Take a length of jute as long as you want your banner to be. Cut out triangles of burlap fabric, lay the jute at around ½ inch from their bases and put hot glue to stick the jute in place on folding the basal margin.
In this DIY, a green trim and lace was added along the margins. Acrylic paint flowers give it a beautiful finish. If you want you can decorate with ribbons, buttons, fabric flowers, etc. They can be used in sending invites to your friends for a special occasion.
You can cut triangular or rectangular pennants out of a burlap sheet. Chalk can be used to trace the shapes before cutting. Then fold the bases by an inch and sew along the top margin. Stitching keeps the burlap banner from fraying. Rest can be read on clicking the above link. The love banner can exhibit either “Love is sweet” or “Falling in love” as the text.
Ribbon, burlap, hot glue and Silhouette Heat Transfer are the main ingredients of this project. You would require the Silhouette software for designing the graphics. Cut out the letters from the Heat Transfer and iron them onto the burlap surface. The baby banner is sure to grab a lot of eyeballs. “Little pumpkin” and “Oh baby” would look good on the banner. A “Welcome home” banner suits the occasion of mom returning home with baby.
For gender reveal parties, paint bees along with the letters as depicted below to keep the guests guessing. If you don’t like the suspense you might as well write “It’s a boy”, or “It’s a girl”. Decorate with ribbons for a stylish finish. For baby boys paint anchors at the sides of the letters for a nautical theme.
Here, pinking shears were used to cut triangles out of burlap to prevent the occurrence of frayed ends. Permanent marker gives shape to the letters and a jute twine is woven through the burlap at the base of the triangles to put everything together. You can also wish “Happy fall” if you please.
The married couple’s chair at a wedding would look gorgeous with this Mr. & Mrs. Burlap banner. The sign adds a rustic elegance to the wedding décor. You can also make “Thank you” banners for holding photos and in thank you cards.
Cut the base of the squares in an inverted V shape and customize the text for a baptism burlap banner. You can make your own cross stencils for this one.
Iron on transfers are applied here for printing the text on the burlap. Apart for the common “Happy Halloween”, you can opt for “Trick or Treat” for the banner.
Fabric letters are heat bonded to burlap for this project. If you want you can buy blank custom burlap banners and design them for Easter, Hanukkah, first communion, etc. The plain banners can be decorated with lace, tulle and ribbons before painting or gluing the letters.
Use this printable template to style a rustic burlap banner to hang on the fireplace. The family would love to chill around it on winter nights. Paint and write on both sides for a reversible burlap banner. Sunflowers in between the letters would stand out bright against the otherwise rustic look.
Spread glitter over chipboard letters and attach them to the surface with Mod Podge for a glitzy effect. The hot glue the letters to the burlap pennants. The messages “Be my Valentine”, “xoxo” or “Be mine” would also look good on the banner.
Polka-dotted bunnies on your burlap banner would look extremely cute for Easter and Lent. The white pom pom tails add to the lovely looks.
Though the video tutorial instructs you on only making the numerals of the date, you can go a step forward and glue red paper hearts in between the day, month and year. Spread gold glitter over the hearts for adding some sheen to the special day.
Your wedding reception could be a whale of a time with burlap bunting banners speaking volumes. The desired letter stencils take care of the textual part. A roll of burlap and a sharpie cut out the background for the letters. “Future Mrs.” would suit a wedding shower banner.
For a get-together, it would be a great idea to hang a “Candy treat” banner over the dessert table. You can also have “Graduation” banners for parties with the square academic cap painted on some of the pennants. “Happy New Year” and “Home Sweet Home” are some other fun suggestions for your DIY banner.
Published on September 2nd 2017 by Peyton Derrida