Easy Fabric and Burlap Banner

I love the rustic look of burlap, and I especially love how cheap it is!  It keeps the cost of DIY projects low, which is always a plus in my book.  I like simple burlap banners, but they are just that – simple.  I experimented with using patterned fabric to add some visual interest to the burlap, and I loved how it turned out so much that I’ve made quite a few of them.  I’m sure there will be more for the upcoming holidays!

easy diy fabric and burlap banner

To start, I always fold my fabric in half to cut out my triangles, giving me a symmetrical shape.  After cutting the fabric, I cut the burlap triangles just a tad bit smaller.

Stenciled burlap / Easy DIY Fabric and Burlap Banners / www.refreshliving.net

I use stencils and black acrylic paint to add letters to the burlap pieces.

sewing a burlap banner / Easy DIY Fabric and Burlap Banners / www.refreshliving.net

I pinned each burlap piece onto a piece of fabric that I folded over.  I sewed one line across all three layers (burlap, top fabric, bottom fabric).  I trimmed off the corner triangles on the bottom flap that stuck out.

diy fabric and burlap flag banner

Then, I simply used a large needle to thread jute twine through the slots.

easy burlap banner with stenciled letters / Easy DIY Fabric and Burlap Banners / www.refreshliving.net

I used this banner on my fall mantle this year.

fall mantel with pumpkins

I also created a different banner to hang in an open picture frame.

upcycled picture frame

I think these would be adorable at a wedding, baby shower, or birthday party.  You could make a small version for a cake topper or a highchair for baby’s first birthday.

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