Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Fall burlap banner

My favorite kinds of crafts at the kind that can be done in one sitting! This was a perfect craft to do while watching election coverage last night :)

What you need:
Flag template
Orange paint
Stamp brush
Jute rope
Hot glue
Trace the flag template onto the burlap and cut out. Do this somewhere you don't mind burlap fluff covering everything. Especially your clothes.
This part would have been much easier with a Cricut or Silhouette machine. Instead, I printed my letters on cardstock and cut out the letters to make the stencils. I think the font I used is called Bell MT.
Tape the stencil onto the burlap. Make sure you use the side that doesn't have the template traced on it. Make sure you put your stencil right-side-up. I just noticed that my "g" is backward.... ooops :) Carefully sponge paint the stencil.

I didn't take photos of the next step. But you're all smart people. Fold the top of each flag down about an inch and iron it in place. Hot glue to the jute rope. And... voila!

I went ahead and hung it, but I do want to get some sort of fray guard or something to line the edges. I really like how it looks with the wreaths in the dining room... just gave it a little something extra.