This is one of those projects that was done using things I already have in my craft room. I do try to keep it pretty stocked with stuff I can use when the mood strikes me especially on very snowy days like it has been. I hate driving in the snow and try to avoid it whenever possible, going to the craft store to buy supplies for a project is not my idea of a must-do trip. It was super cold and snowy so I decided to make this Burlap And Lace Winter Snow Banner.
So anyway I had this burlap table runner that I had purchased at Walmart and used a little on my dining table during Christmas, it was really long as it was intended for a much longer table. I found it in the wedding stuff for I think around $3.00. I had a ton left over and I knew I would find a good use for it. I usually always have a variety of decorative buttons and other trim on hand as well as craft paints.
For this banner I planned to hang it on my front porch across the window. I started by taking the table runner and dividing it in half down the center. I just used a yardstick and pencil to draw a straight light line to cut along. Then using the yardstick again the made a triangle the size I wanted each flag of my banner to be. Yours may be different size than mine depending on your preference and where you want it to go. Once I got one triangle I just used it as a pattern to cut the other five.
I used some white felt to back the triangles this makes it so that the burlap doesn’t fray as easy, it is less transparent so what you add to it will show up better, and it makes it hang better, you don’t have to worry about it rolling or twisting.
I added some rick rack trim along the edge to further reinforce the edges plus I liked the way it looked. I used my hot glue gun on this entire project.
Since this banner has a snow theme and I had these snowflakes already I decided to add them to the end flags of my banner, I just glued them on and added a pretty button in the center for a completed look.
I decided to put the word “snow” on my banner but you could really pick any word or phrase you like or you could even just do snowflakes. I didn’t have any stencils or stamps so I decided to just do the lettering freehand. I lightly traced my letters with a pencil first for size and placement then I just used acrylic craft paint and a brush to paint the letters on. I was going to highlight the letters in blue but changed my mind and just left them white.
I then attached all the flags to a piece of jute twine that I had measured to the length I wanted. I used my hot glue gun to attach the flags to the jute twine by folding over the very top of each flag and gluing it down.
So there you have it, a super easy and simple winter banner. How would you change this banner to make it suit your own personal style? Do you like to change a project to better suit your personal tastes? Have fun with it!Share This: