DIY Burlap Fall Banner

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
 

 I am a sucker for burlap banners.  Instead of paying an arm and a leg to purchase some on etsy; I decided to make my own for decoration at our wedding. Since our big day, I decided to make one of these bad boys for our mantle for the fall season.  Check out some examples from our wedding and how to  steps to create your own burlap banner.

{Our s’more cart-Anna Kerns Photography}

What you will need:
hot glue gun + glue
scissors 
computer + printer + black ink+computer paper
natural twine
natural burlap
iron+ironing board

Step 1: cut out 8X11 piece of freezer paper and burlap (use a piece of computer paper as a guide 

 Step 2:  Lay piece of burlap down on ironing board

Step 3: place/align  piece of cut freezer paper down on top of burlap-make sure shiny side is down on burlap
Step 4: Slowly rub matte side of freezer paper with the hot iron until freezer paper is sticking to burlap. Flip and do the same on burlap side

Step 5: Pick a phrase and font

Step 6: Spread our phrase by letter- all of my banners only held 4 letters per page
Step 7: Test by printing on normal computer paper to make sure everything fits
Step 8: *printers may vary* place burlap+freezer paper into printer feeder, freezer paper side up-Image will appear on opposite side (burlap side) and opposite end than the way you feed it in. (at least thats how it works with my little HP Deskjet F4440!)

 Step 9: Peel off freezer paper from burlap

 Step 10: Cut out burlap letters 

Step 11: Measure out length of twine 
Step 12: Super glue each burlap letter to twine by placing a small amount of glue on the back top of each letter

 Step 13: repeat for each letter and enjoy!

TA  DAAAA!
 
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