Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Burlap Banner Tutorial...

I love me some St. Patty's Day!  It is such a fun holiday and well any excuse to wear a shamrock rates pretty high in my book!  I wanted to decorate for the season and lets face things like this won't work, so after searching around I found this cute idea on Etsy, but decided that instead of paying 22 dollars + shipping I would make it myself (for less than 4 bucks!)
Get some burlap (I got mine at Walmart *shudder* for 2.98 a yard)
Cut out a template I just cut until it looked right.
I cut out 7 flags for each banner

Make a template for your design I drew a shamrock and then exactoed it out

Get your glue gun out, and some (jute) twine 
(I got the twine at Loews a few years ago for like 4 bucks)
Glue pennants to twine (this is the no sew version!)

Get your paint supplies out, I used two different green's and a glittery green
(I already owned these)

Put your template on the burlap and 'stamp' it on.  
Yes there is a baby foot in the corner of the picture 
*unruly children*

Let dry for 15 minutes and Voila'...
Cute and cheap!

From start to finish it took me less than an hour and I made two!  
Totally my kind of craft!

10 comments:

  1. Great idea and it turned out really well. Love all your St. Patty decor.

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  2. This little craft turned out so cute!! Love the banner style.

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  3. Ahh that is simply adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. How cute! Great idea to keep in mind!

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  5. I'm impressed you're already decorated for St. Patty's! It's one of my favorite non-traditional holidays, and I love this craft idea!!

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  6. What a great DIY idea....looks super cute!!!

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  7. super cute! you are crafty!

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  8. I love these. I also love St Patty's day. I'm superpumped.

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  9. That is so cute! I am not Irish, but am a St. Patty's day baby, so I've always loved St. Patrick's day. My daughter is 1/4 Irish though, so more reason to celebrate!

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