Tuesday, October 25, 2011

DIY Burlap Banner

I absolutely adore when brides incorporate banners into their engagement pictures and/or wedding.  So of course for my recent E-session I couldn't resist getting a little crafty and making my own DIY banner; 

What you will need:
  •  Burlap
  • Lace Fabric
  • Colored Fabric
  • Letter Stencils
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Hot-Glue Gun
  • Hot-Glue Sticks
  • Twine
  • Marker

Step 1:  Create a flag stencil with a marker and straight-edge.

Step 2:  Using the flag stencil and marker, outline the stencil onto the burlap.

Step 4: Once triangles have been outlined, use a sharp scissors to cut out the triangle shapes. 

Step 5: Repeat steps 1-4 on the lace fabric. However, be sure to create a smaller sized flag stencil for this fabric.

Step 6: Use a hot-glue gun to apply small lace triangles to the larger burlap triangles.

TIP: Use small bead sized amounts of the hot-glue to fasten the fabric. 

Step 7: Once hot-glue has dried, turn the triangles face down.  Then glue a string of the twine to the back of the flags. 

Step 8: Use stencil letters to trace out a desired saying onto the colored fabric.

Saying ideas: "Save The Date", "Just Married", "Mr. & Mrs.", "Newly Weds", "Thank-You", "Hitched", "Here Comes The Bride", your names, your wedding date, etc..

Step 9: Cut out letters and hot-glue them onto the flag banner. 

Step 10: Let dry and ENJOY!


  1. Hello!!
    Nice idea :) I really like it :)
    Take care!
    nice blog :3

  2. Thanks for sharing! I'm going to make one of these this weekend to hang from my stair case! Great Idea!

  3. I've been looking on Pinterest for step-by-step instructions to make these banners. Thanks for doing this! I want to make one with a Christmas theme