This week I worked on a burlap banner for our friend's Bridal Shower. It was pretty easy to make and it came out so great so I thought I'd share a How-To!
Final Price: $24.86 after 25% off (I already had some of the materials!)
Time: 4-5 hours depending on number of letters
- 1 sheet of paper
- Burlap (2 yards): $7.49
- Scissor or Rotary Cutter: $11.99
- Modge Podge Matte Finish: $2.62
- Paint: $1.49
- Jute (String or Ribbon): $2.00
- Ruler: $2.24 (any will do)
- Glue gun/glue sticks: (any will do)
- Brush: (any will do)
- Chalk: (optional)
- Iron: (optional)
- Cut out a paper sample triangle to cut all your triangles against to make sure they all cut the same size.
- Lay out the burlap and cut same size triangles using the scissor or rotary cutter – 1 for every letter of your banner.
- If your burlap is wrinkled, iron each piece for a few seconds.
- Glue the edges of the burlap triangles with the matte modge pode to seal the edges from fraying. Let dry.
- Sketch out the letters for the banner with a piece of chalk or paint them directly onto the triangles. Let dry.
- Lay out the triangles equally spaced and use a hot glue gun to attach the triangles to the jute/string. Remember to add slack on each side to have enough to hang it up.
Tips and Tricks
- 2 yards of burlap was a lot. I suggest getting less burlap if your sign isn't super long.
- I really liked using the rotary cutter much better than using scissors.
- I purchased materials at the Michaels on Columbus avenue in NYC instead of ordering (no shipping & handling)
- Michaels always has coupons handy on their site so always check when you visit the store! I got an extra 25% off my entire purchase on this visit!