Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tutorial: Thanksgiving Burlap Banner

This year I made a burlap banner to go with my Fall/Thanksgiving mantel. Lucky for you I made a tutorial along the way to share with everyone, hope you enjoy!




Supplies you will need: 
Burlap type fabric, scissors, needles (if you want, not necessary), ribbon, ruffles, hot glue gun, Mod Podge(not pictured, sorry), extra fabric for accents if you would like, stencil for the burlap shape and font of some sort. 
You can paint letters on as well or use die cut letters like. 


Start by cutting out your banner shapes.
(this is where you could use the needles to hold down the stencil)



Once you have your shapes cut out I recommend using Mod Podge on the BACK of the fabric to stiffen it and to stop the fabric from fraying. 
I want to have the banner last for many years so that is why I really think this is important. 


I focused the most around the edges to stop the fraying then from there filled in the Mod Podge into the rest of the pieces.


Let the pieces dry. 
This took a few hours to get completely dry.


Take your ribbon of choice and hot glue it to the BACK of your burlap.


I just hot glued right along the top.


Measure out a piece of ruffled lace then hot glue that down to the top of the burlap.


This is what you should have


Continue these steps for the rest of your banner. 
I did about a 1 inch gap between the two burlap pieces.


This is the bottom "Thanks" section to my banner.


I then hot glued my letters onto the burlap.
I cut these out using my Silhouette machine.


Here you have it! 


I did have some fabric that matched my decorations so I cut strips and made flowers out of them.
You can add any type of accent that you would like. Felt flowers, ribbon flowers, bows etc. 
They would all look cute! 

Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Here are some pictures of the finished product: 





~Nichole~



69 comments:

  1. I love this, and I am in love with your fall mantle.
    So cute!

    Jessie

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  2. BEAUTIFUL!!! I love banners! When I was little, I remember always wanting to hang my birthday decorations in my bedroom for waaaay too long haha.

    Meg

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    1. Thank you very much, they are a lot of fun!

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  3. I love all of your fall decorations! I think I'm going to give this tutorial a go-Thank you so much for posting it!

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    1. Thank you very much! I hope it turns out great for you!

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  4. Hi, Nichole

    These turned out great! Love it!

    Vanessa

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  5. This is such a great idea! By the way, I absolutely love the color scheme of your blog. I'm currently hosting a give away that you may share with your readers or enter yourself. Hope you stop by : )

    http://www.pricillajdesigns.com/2012/11/google-friend-connect-giveaway.html

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    1. Thank you very much and thank you for stopping by to invite me over. Heading your way now :)

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  6. The banner looks fantastic!! Great job!! Love the mantel, too!

    xo

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  7. I love it! You are very creative!
    Found you via Mom's monday mingle blog hop. I'm your newest follower :)


    Anne
    http://www.iamannekehn.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! Heading over to your blog now :)

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  8. What a great decor. You and your kid are very creative. Love all the artwork from the previous post. Great blog! I'm your new follower!

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    1. Thank you very much! Heading over your way now :)

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  9. What a great banner! I love that you hung it in the two levels! Very cool.

    I'm following back from the Mom's Mingle. Thank you!

    holly
    http://notdonegrowing.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you very much and thank you for coming over to follow!

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  10. I love your banner, especially with all your extra touches. I'm sure you'll enjoy it for years to come.
    Happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

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    1. Thank you very much! I am your newest follower as well!

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  11. Very pretty! Love the tip to use Mod Podge on the back.

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    1. Thank you! I think that was one of the most important parts because the fabric kept fraying so much!

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  12. This is super cute! I love the addition of the lace!

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  13. this garland turned out awesome! love it! I came over from ginger snap crafts to invite you to join my month long Thanksgiving link party. It will be open for one more week, with fabulous features on Thanksgiving day! I would love for you to join us!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/11/some-fall-baking-tasteful-tuesday-party.html

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    1. Thank you very much! I just went over and added it to your party. Thank you for the invite!

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  14. Your banner looks great! So creative and so me!(jealous you have a fireplace) Thanks for linking up at Glued To My Crafts. See you next week girl!

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  15. Such a cute blog and I love your blog name. I would love to have you as a guest judge for my blog in the new year. email me if interested, dee@thecsiproject.com
    Next week on The CSI Project is the Thansgiving crafts, Food and Gratitude challenge. Come link this up and you may WIN!
    Www.thecsiproject.com
    Link up begins Wednesday. Tutorials Monday-Wednesday.

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    1. Thank you! I would love to be a guest judge. Will email you!

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  16. I really like your banner and I am going to make one tonight in preparation for Thursday's gathering! Thank you for sharing! I found you through the Six Sister Saturday Link Party! I got you followed, I would love a follow back!! :) I'm still new at this and learning everyday!! Great blog!

    ~Amanda
    www.thesushinetoker.com

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    1. Thank you! I hope it turns out great for you! I am heading over to your site now :)

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  17. This is sooo pretty! I just adore the lace and burlap!
    Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  18. Featuring today or tomorrow on Bacon Time! Happy Thanksgiving :)

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  19. So pretty! I love the combo of burlap and lace :))
    Thanks for sharing with my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party!

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  20. This is the cutest banner I've seen! I love it. You did a fabulous job. Thank you so much for sharing again this week at A Bouquet of Talent. :)

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  21. Just wanted to let you know I featured this as part of my link party wrap up today!

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  22. Way cool! I love the lace at the top of each letter, what a fun idea!

    Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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    1. Thank you! That is my favorite part too :)

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  23. So easy and it's beautiful!! I'm a new follower!! ~Nancy~
    http://atozebracelebrations.com/

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    1. Thank you very much and thank you for following!

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  24. That is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  25. This is absolutely beautiful! I love the whole mantle too!

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  26. Hi Nichole -- thank you so much for sharing this fabulous banner craft over at Craft Junkie Too last week. I wanted to let you know I have it as a featured post today on my blog -- I hope you can check it out and grab the featured me button. Thanks again and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    xo,
    Tracy
    http://www.craftjunkietoo.com/2012/11/thanksgiving-burlap-banner-from-pinkie.html

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    1. Thank you so much for featuring my banner! I really appreciate it! Heading over now :)

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  27. I love your banner Nichole!
    And your mantel looks cute too!
    Would love if you could link this up to my party!
    Hope to see you there -
    Stacey of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you very much! I will head over now :)

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  28. Featuring YOU today! Hope you are having a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    Ginger @ GingerSnapCrafts.com

    http://www.gingersnapcrafts.com/2012/11/take-look-at-you-my-favorite.html

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  29. so so pretty, Nichole!!!
    Thanks so much for linking up and linking back last week at the Humble Brag! Even though its Black Friday, hope to see you back tomorrow to link up more great projects. Don't forget, we will be giving away more free ad space! :) Also, YOU WERE FEATURED, so grab a button - you earned it!
    http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-humble-brag-link-party-8/

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  30. Love that banner!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  31. So, so cute! Well done!
    Thanks so much for linking up at Artsy Corner. Hope to see you again this week! :)

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  32. Nice job. You always do some great things. I love them.
    hermes birkin orange

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Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE comments.. Who wouldn't? I read all your comments and will do my best to reply to them all.. Can't wait to hear from you.
~Nichole~

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