DIY Burlap Pennant Banner
15 Monday Oct 2012
I’ve been wanting to make a Pennant Banner for awhile and thought that the Fall season was the perfect time to make one, and since I’ve had a slight obsession with Burlap this season I was excited to get to use Burlap for my last Fall decor project. My mantle is fairly wide so instead of making a banner that said FALL I decided to use the word AUTUMN. I thoroughly enjoyed making this project and it only took about 2 hours from start to finish.
Alright, now lets get started!!
Here is what you will need
- Stencil or Printed Letter
- Glue Gun
- Fray Check
Step 1: Determine the word that you want to display on your pennant banner (that will tell you how many pennants you need to make). Once you’ve determined the amount of pennants you should create a template using cardstock, foam board, etc. My template measured 11″ wide by 13.5″ long.
Step 2: Iron the Burlap, this makes a huge difference in the way your banner will look
Step 3: Place the template onto the Burlap and trace around it. Do this until you have made the amount of Pennants needed for your banner. I needed 6 Pennants to spell out the word AUTUMN. j
Step 4: Cut out the Pennants
Step 5: Apply Fray check t keep the Burlap from coming unwrapped
Step 6: I didn’t have stencils so I used Word to find a typeface and printed off the letters for AUTUMN in a large print (I used Georgia Font). Lay the letter under the burlap, you can see the letter through the fabric.
Step 7: Trace the outline of the letter
Step 8: Paint the inside of the letter
Step 9: Once you’ve painted all of the letters and the paint has dried turn the letters over (in order). Fold over the top part of the pennant and run the string through
Step 10: Apply a bead of hot glue to secure the fold. If you want to be able to re-arrange the spacing between the words make sure the string is movable between the fold.
This is my favorite Fall project! Thanks for taking the time to stop by. I hope you enjoyed!!