Lucky Banner

There is a burlap craze going on right now.  I admit, I needed another project to feed my own burlap addiction!  And tis the season for green burlap.  Isn't it lovely?!
So I took a piece of cardstock, created a triangle, and used that as my pattern.  I cut out 5 triangles.  *Don't forget the secret to cutting out burlap, at least when you're cutting parallel to the fibers, is to pull out one of the fibers where you want to make your cut.  Much cleaner and fewer fuzzies!!  I love that trick.  I learned by watching those talented ladies at JoAnn's.**

I used my cricut to cut out templates for my "Lucky" letters.  It took me forever because my cricut mat wasn't sticky, and the freezer paper kept tearing, but I figured out a solution, and we'll address that on another day!!  Anyway, don't you love the cute font?!  It's one by DJ Inker's.

I ironed my freezer paper, smooth side against the fabric, to the center of my burlap triangle, then ironed another piece of freezer paper to the back side.  I used white paint to paint over my template next.  I was afraid it wouldn't look truly white on the dark green burlap, especially with such large fibers.  So I gave it plenty of coats--probably too many, I realized, once it had dried.  Oh well, nice white letters I have!


I wanted to hang it with twine, so I used hot glue to glue down the twine across the back of the top of each triangle.

I folded the top over, hiding the burlap.  A bit of hot glue squeezes through.  But no biggie.


Ah... so lovely.  Burlap, banners.  Two of my favorite things in the whole world!  (It will be nice to have a larger mantel.  Someday.)


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  1. Kimberly says:

    I love this! It's so much fun!

  2. this is so fun and cute!!

  3. I love this idea. How creative! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve linked to you:
    http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/diy-inspiring-saint-patricks-day-decor.html
    I hope you’ll stop by & share the love!
    -Jenn

  4. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I’ve got a new FEATURED BUTTON & will be starting my new MckLinky party TOT TUESDAYS next week. I’d love it if you’d stop by: http://delicious-ambiguity-nennyk.blogspot.com/2010/03/new-buttons-party.html

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