Friday, March 9, 2012

Good Luck Burlap Banner

I've made pennant banners before, here's the Candy Corn pennant I made for Halloween.  For St. Patrick's day, I made this burlap one.  I think I may eventually make one for every holiday!

Here's what you need:
burlap (I used one yard)
green paint

I started by cutting the word 'LUCK' and a clover out of paper to use as a stencil for the banner.  In High School art, I learned how to cut out letters by folding paper various ways, it has come in handy on many occasions.

Then I cut a pennant out of paper. Basically, this is just a triangle, with a  two inch tab at the top.  Using this, I traced the pennant on the burlap using my vanishing marker and cut-out six pennants.

Using my vanishing marker again, I traced around each letter and the clover onto the pennants.  I made two clover pennants.

Then I just started painting the letters and clovers with green paint.  I used acrylic paint because I just have a lot of it, but you could also use fabric paint.  I laid wax paper down underneath where I was painting, so the pennants wouldn't stick to the table.

 Once the paint dried, I folded the tab down and ironed a crease.

 Then I used my glue gun and clued the twine down the middle of each crease.  I didn't leave much space between each pennant, maybe 1/4 inch or so.  Be sure to leave enough twine on each end to tie a loop for hanging.

Since the banner is already hot glued to the twine, you can skip this last step if you want.  Using green thread, I sewed each flap down using my machine.

And here's the finished banner!  Happy St. Patrick's Day!!


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