Learn to make an easy DIY fall banner with jute and burlap. It looks great on a fireplace, but you could hang it anywhere you want for a perfect piece of fall decor.
Another project I know you will love, using jute, are these Repurposed Apothecary Jars I made. Jute is one my favorite materials to use when I dare to do a craft project that isn’t macrame.
I wanted a banner for the fireplace and I knew I wanted the letters on pennants. I also wanted it bigger than an average garland banner.
As luck would have it, I was going to have to make my own. My luck with glue guns and scissors isn’t the best. but I completed this project without burns and no blood shed.
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Making this banner was really easy once I sat down to do it! Here is what you will need…
You may be asking, why didn’t she just buy the banner pennants already made? Well, for one thing I wanted my pennants larger than pre made ones I had seen and I wanted them to be stiffer so they wouldn’t flop when draped.
The first thing I did was cut the burlap using one of the craft triangles as a template. Then, using the Mod Podge, I attached them to the craft triangles. The craft triangles along with the Mod Podge makes the pennants good and stiff.
Now I want to talk about the Rustic Banner Letters. I found them during a blog link party I had joined. Michelle at THE PAINTED HINGE is very talented and I just love all her printables!! You have to head over and check her out.
I printed them off and I cut them to size to fit inside my pennants, then put them on using the Mod Podge. I coated both the front and back of the letters.
I let them dry for about an hour then attached them to the jute rope. I love jute!! There are so many things you can do with it.
Next, I used my glue gun and ran a strip of glue across the back of the pennants at the top and then placed the jute on the pennants. I got them all glued and my hubby was going to help me attach it the mantle, but this happened…
To my hubby’s credit he didn’t laugh. I laughed for about ten minutes, so it’s okay, you can go ahead and laugh! Luckily the jute peeled off the hot glue with little damage to the pennants and I was able to glue them going the right direction. Here is how it turned out…
I love it!! It looks just like I imagined.
Talk to you soon,
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- 3 Ply Jute Rope
- Mod Podge
- 12" Natural Burlap Roll fabric
- Pennant Flags Kraft Triangles
- Rustic Banner Letters
- Glue Gun
- Cut the burlap using one of the craft triangles as a template. Cut 9 triangles to spell Happy Fall.
- Using the Mod Podge, attach the burlap triangle to the craft triangles. Make sure to spread the Mod Podge evenly.
- Print your letters and cut them to size to fit inside the pennants,
- Apply put them to the pennants using the Mod Podge. Make sure to coat both the front and back of the letters
- Print off your letters and cut them to fit inside the shape of the pennant.
- Apply your letters to your pennant using Mod Podge, make sure to coat the front and the back of each letter. Allow to dry for about 1 hour.
- Apply a strip of hot glue to the back of each pennant and attach the jute. Make sure you have them laid out correctly.
- Hang it up in your favorite spot!