While walking around the shops I am usually obsessed with the huge ceramic jugs and pitchers that are oh so expensive, and drawn to primitive furniture and old books. Last time I went to Antique Road, as it is locally referred as, I was drooling over these cute vintage banners made from burlap and jute with numbers written on each of the triangles. It looked like something that I could tackle, and learning to make them would be smart because they can be used for so many things; photography props, showers, weddings, seasonal decorating, parties, and so much more. I googled "burlap banner" and found a ton of great examples from other Do-It-Yourselfers.
|I used some old thin cardboard I had, and made the triangle 8 inches long, then I cut the burlap using the pattern, leaving some extra room on top to fold over the jute.|
|I carefully cut out the letters, then traced them on card stock, then cut the letter out of the card stock, this made a great and sturdy DYI stencil.|
|I found a good center spot on the triangle and applied the fabric paint.|
|Learn from my mistake, use a pencil, not a pen to trace your stencil. The pen might leak bleed ink!|
|Cohen played in his bouncy seat while I worked :)|
|Cut jute to the length you need, then add a strip of hot glue and wrap excess burlap around it. I spaced my letters an inch apart.|
|The finished product, Hopefully my Aunt will love it as much as I do!|
|Roll Tide! (made for Mom and Tony)|
|For Cohen's Room :) I am so using this in a shoot.|
|For my Uncle's music store.|
I also want to make the"Roll Tide" for our house, I must say, it looks pretty sweet on the fireplace!
Until next time, faith, trust, and pixie dust!