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Fall Banner Tutorial

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While my girls and I were on our trip a couple weeks ago, I suggested we make a simple craft together.  Neither of them having the love for crafting that I do, so I wasn’t sure how they would respond.  I sent them a picture of a fall banner and they loved it!  I assured them it would require very little skill.  They were happy and I was too!  We were going to get to craft!!!

This cute banner is truly the easiest to assemble.  I’ll show you the steps we took to get great results:

Items needed:

  • 4 wooden squares or rectangles – ours were about 4 x 6
  • Solid color burlap ribbon
  • Printed wired burlap ribbon for bow
  • Stencil letters for FALL
  • Sponge Brush
  • Black and white acrylic paint
  • Jute
  • Hot glue gun

1.  Paint the wooden squares black.  You can do both sides if you want a finished look.  However, the back side won’t show when it’s hanging.  Let paint dry.

 

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2. Center the stencil on the square.  Tape in place. Using a stencil brush or a sponge brush, dab in white paint and pounce the brush lightly inside the stencil so the paint doesn’t bleed under the stencil. Let dry.

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3.  Measure a piece of solid burlap ribbon long enough for each square with space in between, and room to fold over the top.

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4. Make a bow with the patterned ribbon.  

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5.  Fold top of plain ribbon over and insert a piece of jute inside to use for hanging.

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6.  Hot glue squares onto ribbon. Hot glue bow onto top of banner.  Trim the end of the banner ribbon to a point.

 

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Display and smile because you made it!!

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Are you a fan of crafting?  What have you made for fall?

Denise

 

 

 

7 thoughts on “Fall Banner Tutorial

  1. That is a beautiful craft. Such a good idea for a girl’s week-end. I am a simple crafter. I made a fall banner to hang on my china closet using some burlap leaves I found at the Dollar Tree. It only cost me $3.00 for the leaves. I already had the other supplies. It turned out so cute. I am going to make one for a gift.

    Whitney, I liked seeing your “cat sister” looking out the door. She is so pretty.

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