The Organized Mama Gets Crafty: Burlap Banner

Nov 15, 2014 | Crafts

Burlap Banner

As I am getting the house ready for the holidays, I decided to dress up the mantel with a burlap banner.  I wanted to make something quick and easy.  I had a roll of burlap that I used for a project a while ago just laying around, so I thought that would be the perfect thing to use to make this banner.

Burlap Banner

I started by cutting the burlap to the size of the banner flags I wanted.  Since this is a big spool of burlap, I cut it the long way.

Burlap Banner

Then I folded the cut piece of burlap into thirds and cut at the folds.  This made 3 pieces of rectangle that I will use to make the banner.

Burlap Banner

Taking the cut third piece of burlap, I folded that piece in half and cut a diagonal from the bottom of the unfolded side to the on the folded side making a small triangle.

Burlap Banner

I folded the top part of the burlap over and sewed a small opening so I can string the banner up.  You can also use glue or safety pins to make this opening!

Burlap Banner

Finally, using a Sharpie, I drew a letter on each piece of the burlap.

Burlap Banner

I strung the banner up using a pipe cleaner wrapped around string.

Burlap Banner

I added some ribbon in between the banners to give it some color.

Burlap Banner

I’m really happy with how it turned out!

Burlap Banner

 

The Organized Mama

The Organized Mama

My name is Jessica and I am the founder and editor of The Organized Mama. I was born and raised in Minnesota and currently live in Illinois. I graduated Indiana University with a degree in elementary education. I decided to share my tips and tricks to keeping things organized in hopes of helping people stay organized with little ones. I am in the process of becoming a professional organizer to help assist families in keeping households organized. At The Organized Mama, you will find ways to keep organized, stay crafty and, most of all, enjoy motherhood!

2 Comments

  1. Amanda @ Dwelling in Happiness

    I love this!! So cute and simple! And, using a pipe cleaner to pull the string through is GENIUS! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Motivational Monday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow night at 6pm PST! 🙂

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  2. Jessica

    Thanks so much Amanda! I’m so sorry that I didn’t see this comment sooner as we have fixed something with the server.

    Reply

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The Organized Mama is an organizing, crafting, and home decorating blog based out of the Chicagoland area. With a focus on helping families get crafty and organized, I believe that order and creativity can promote joy, even when doing the most daily and basic tasks!

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