I recently participated in a FESTIVE FALL HOME TOUR with ten other amazing bloggers. We pinned ideas and checked out past fall home tours. I knew that I wanted to make a fall banner for my fireplace to really dress it up. Every outfit needs it’s accessories, don’t you agree?
Let me share my DIY fall banner and how easy it was to make…and the mistake I made (it was actually hilarious) when putting it together.
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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. You can read how I used jute on these REPURPOSED APOTHECARY JARS
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 don’t know about you, but I love how it turned out!! It looks just like I imagined.
How are you decorating for fall? Do you think you could tackle this easy diy fall banner?
Your friend in DIY,