Thursday, October 8, 2009

Burlap Banner

This could be addicting.

I've seen some cute little banners that have popped up all over the blogasphere. (I'm sure that's a real word, spell checker, with your annoying red line.) I've seen them with scrapbook paper, fabric, burlap...

Oh, wait. Did you say Burlap? 'Cause that's one of my new favorite things. Seriously.

So, of course, I had to jump on the band-wagon!
Hey, I know when to be a follower...

First, I cut out pieces of triangular burlap.

Then, I cut out square pieces of scrapbook paper and glued them together.

I just used alphabet stickers for the letters and then I sewed the paper-blocked letters onto the burlap. Zig-zag style. (I cut out the leaves on my own, but they were super easy.)

I sewed the triangles together with some jute and a ginormous needle. Done.

I says "Give Thanks." I was telling my sister about it and she said, "Oh, that sounds so cute. But it's not Thanksgiving."


I know. I just can't bring myself to like Halloween. So, "Give Thanks" it is. On my new mantel that I love....

I think I'm clairvoyant because I see more of these in the house in my future. I've already got a variation in my mind just waiting for my banisters at Christmas time. Yippee!!!



  1. Very cute...fall is my favorite time to decorate. I love brown and orange together.

  2. Love it! Do you know about Design Dazzle? If not, it is an awesome website with children's rooms and nurseries. They also have blog and just today they posted a burlap banner they made for a baby shower. If you haven't been to their gotta check it'll love it!

  3. I'm making a race flag banner for my son's 5th birthday party. That is really cute. I can't get into Halloween either but I could so do this for my mantel as well.

  4. Very cute! I made one, too, but have yet to hang it.

  5. Love the burlap. It reminds me of feed sacks when I was growing up on a dairy farm. Love how it looks on your fireplace. think I might have to try this. great idea.

  6. Love it...this is a GREAT idea...I am enjoying a few minutes of blog hopping. I have a great giveaway on my Christmas blog that will be given away next Friday....and all you have to do is comment....... hope you will stop by.

  7. This is perfect!! You can sell these and I would buy one, lol. ;)

    By the way, I don't like decorating for Halloween either!

  8. This is adorable. I love it. I have a thing for pennant banners and who doesn't like burlap? Perfect.

  9. So cute! Love the addition of the sewn squares.

  10. So cute! I'm with you on the Halloweem thing. Definitely jump to Thanksgiving, myself. Lovely mantle.

  11. looks great! i too love the burlap craze going on! i need to get on it! thanks for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! i hope you visit again soon! i am planning more birthday fun!


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