You know all those cute burlap triangle banners people display in their homes or at parties? Well I think they're adorable. And I wanted a Fall one for my mantle. Being the cheap-o that I am, I didn't want to purchase one for $40 off of Etsy. I stared long and hard at a picture of the banner and finally realized after modifying this tutorial, "hey, I can make that". It probably won't look as perfect, but I think it's worth a shot. I am happy to report that it is incredibly easy and fun to make. Here's a quick little tutorial to make a burlap banner for your home!
1 yard of burlap, ironed if wrinkled
Pennant template, click here
Hot glue gun
1. Cut out the pennant template and trace it onto the burlap for each letter on the banner. In my case, I needed 11 pennants. Cut out the pennants.
2. Stencil one letter on each pennant with a Sharpie.
3. Fill in each letter with paint. Black paint is the easiest because it will cover up any Sharpie that would have shown through. White paint will work as well, but you will need more coats to cover the Sharpie. Let the paint completely dry.
4. Cut your twine. The length will depend on how long your mantle, how many pennants you will have, and how much slack you want. Measure your mantle and cut your twine accordingly.
5. Space out your pennants over the twine to get an idea of where they will be placed. Next, flip each pennant over so the letter is facing down, and place your twine over it. Fold the top 1/2 inch of the banner down and secure with 3 dots of hot glue. Trim the sides of the folded over piece so you don't have any burlap sticking out (see image below).