Valentine’s Day Banner in Burlap {a tutorial}

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Valentine’s Day Banner in Burlap {a tutorial}


Hey there!
I’ve been getting crafty.

Granted, I had a false start…
Translation; I looked at my supplies and did nothing with them. 

Is that “crafters block”?

Sometimes it takes me a bit to get my mojo going. 
Does that ever happen to you? 
I can’t force it or fake it. I have to let my supplies spark my creativity or foster an idea.
On occasion, that takes awhile ;)


I went for take-two the other night. 
I popped the TV on for a little background noise, got comfy at the farm table and crafted away!


It’s a simple craft.
Most of my stuff is.
It seems to be my style.
If you can call it that.

If you’d like to make your own
Burlap Banner for Valentine’s Day
I’ll share how I did it.

- Supplies -

 

1. Burlap
 
2. Scissors
 
3. Twine to hang up your banner.
(I used the rustic jute bakers twine I made.)
 
4. Red and White craft paint. 
Oops. Forgot to show those. Any brand will do.
 
3. Craft paint brush. Small to medium size.

 

OPTIONAL

 

Chipboard Template. 
(you may free hand cut or make a template. I just happened to have something on hand so I used it.)
 
Felt to back your burlap. 
(I back mine because it gives the floppy burlap more structure and you don’t get back light shining through and distorting your design.)
 
Mod Podge. 
(spray adhesive, or other medium for attaching burlap and felt together.)
- Assemble -
 
1. Lay your template on your burlap. Trace outline. Cut to shape.
 
2. Apply adhesive to felt. Apply in the shape of your template (outline, then fill in). Cover with burlap piece and press to join together. Let dry.
 
3. Cut felt. Follow along the burlap that is already cut to shape and use it as a cutting guide.
 
- Paint -
 

Note; This craft is easy to customize. 
You can use any color/shape. The possibilities are endless!

1. Use paint to outline desired shape. I decided on a heart. Free hand is fine. It’s what I did.
 
2. Fill in shape with paint.
 
3. Paint little dash/lines to create a faux stitching look. I used white craft paint.
 


To hang; Simply apply a bead of glue to the back of your banner pieces and press the twine onto the felt/back. I spaced mine apart the width of a banner piece.

If you’d like to DIY your own Bakers Twine for your banner, you can see what I used and how I made mine HERE.

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!!

If you make your own burlap banner for
Valentine’s Day, I’d love to see it. Please make sure to come by my facebook page and post it one my wall.

I’m working on my mantle and a 
Valentine’s Day wreath now. I’ll be back to share it as soon as the post is complete!

Take care everyone…

 

 

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  1. says

    That is a super sweet banner! The faux stitching just makes it. I’ve got it pinned and I’m crossing my fingers that I can get one made by Valentine’s Day.

    I love your simple and cute ideas, they are always so doable!

    Lynn

  2. says

    Good Morning Shannon, What a fabulous banner. When I looked at the first picture I thought you had sewn a running stitch around the outside, but then as I read the instructions the stitches were painted…brilliant idea.
    Have a lovely day.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne