DIY Fall Burlap Banner

I was experimenting recently with a few stencils and fabric, trying to decide what would look
good with my Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorating.  Burlap of course, a warm Fall
color like a deep pumpkin orange was perfect.  But I wanted to find just the right stencil to 
tie the highlights of the season together, and take me all the way through November.  I came 
across my favorite damask stencil and knew it would compliment my favorite Fall decorations.
Here is what I used:
1/2 yard of burlap
Triangular banner template (make your own or find a ton of them online too)
Damask stencil
Orange acrylic paint
Paint pouncer
Small dish or paper plate for paint
Paper towels
Hot glue 
Jute string (about  6 feet depending on how many pennant’s you make)

Directions:
Press your burlap well so it is smooth, and cut out your triangular pennant’s.  Line the cut burlap along
a paper towel and using your paint pouncer with a bit of paint loaded onto it, stencil the centered 
damask design onto each pennant.  Once they are dry, run a thin line of hot glue across the top on the 
back of each pennant and attach the jute string, leaving an inch or two of space between each piece
of burlap.  Apply another thin line of hot glue under the string and fold the top of the pennant back to 
create a pocket, trim any excess burlap at the corners to create a clean line, repeat until you are out of  burlap and ready to get to decorating your next for Fall! 
It’s that easy to make a pretty, burlap banner to show off a mirror, doorway, piece of art, or a super 
junky window that’s about to fall apart. 

Did I mention that the window had glass panes a few minutes before I created this easy vignette?
After the first pane cracked in half when I tried to clean it the other two came out as well.  It’s
from an old houseboat in Oregon so I cannot expect it to not have a little bit of weather damage.
I love the peeling paint (white on top of mint green!) and wish there was a bit more left.
I wanted it right when I saw it online and for $8 I figured I couldn’t go wrong.

What are you working on right now? I would love to hear about your Fall traditions and ideas, just 
scroll down and tell us what you are up to!!
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Need some more easy Fall Decorating ideas?
click HERE to see tutorial on Fall Burlap Pillows
click HERE for Sisal & Twine Pumpkin instructions

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Comments

  1. Oh..super cute…banner!

  2. Love this idea!

  3. Looks totally awesome – you are so danged crafty, girl!!!!

    Thanks for the inspiration……too warm to think about autumn right now but I will get with the program soon, I am sure.

  4. What a cute banner! I love the way you stenciled it.

  5. I love it. You've got my wheels turning now. This might be an upcoming project for me.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

  6. LOVE it Tanya!! So pretty -the damask is so perfect with the burlap and twine… and so perfect for fall as well!!

  7. Such a beautiful banner, Tanya! Your fall project ideas are so inspiring. 🙂

  8. Love burlap anything! Your banner is adorable. visiting via 'laugh,live,linky' bloghop.

  9. What an adorable burlap banner! So fitting for the fall season.

  10. Love this! Super Festive:)really welcomes in the season.

  11. I love the creating with burlap too, great idea!

  12. Just wanted you to know that you were featured at The Scoop…twice this week! Thanks so much for sharing!…hugs…Debbie
    http://confessionsofaplateaddict.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-softer-side-of-fall.html

  13. I featured your fall banner today on Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life! I told you I loved it.

  14. Tanya, I love this and I love that you stenciled it, so pretty! I'll be featuring your beautiful banner at tonight's party! Hope you can join us again for furniture revivals week! 🙂

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