Need a little something to add a festive touch to your space? How about a DIY Burlap Banner Bunting?
Make Your Own DIY Burlap Banner Bunting
- Martha Stewart by Plaid Monogram Serif Alphabet stencil
- Martha Stewart by Plaid Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Beetle Black
- Martha Stewart by Plaid Stencil Brushes
- sewing machine, stick pins and thread
- ribbon (optional)
Step 1. Cut triangles to your desired size from your burlap.
Step 2. Fold the top edge of each of the burlap triangles over about an inch. Trim off the extra little bit that sticks out.
Step 3. Cut jute to the length you want your banner to be, plus some extra lengths to hang down the sides. If you use more than one length of jute, tie them together into a knot at one end to keep them from wiggling around during the next steps.
Step 4. Pin jute into the folded burlap with stick pins.
Step 5. Using a zigzag stitch (whatever it's called – I'm totally not technical with sewing!), sew the jute into the burlap.
Step 6. Now position your letter stencils, and stencil on your word. Of course as with all stencilling, dab the excess paint off your brush onto a napkin. And since burlap isn't solid fabric, place a sheet of paper under the burlap to keep the paint from leaking through.
Step 7 – Optional. Tie ribbons onto jute if desired. If you tied a knot to keep the jute together, untie it now.
That's it! Just hang it up. To hang ours I just tied it to two stick pins stuck into the top of our hutch. Then I let the curly ends of the jute hang down. Delicious.
It looks even better on our newly painted walls…
Have you made your own burlap banner before?