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!


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

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

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

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

  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!!

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

  7. super cute! you are crafty!

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

  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!