Burlap Banner Love
Label your designated reception areas with burlap. What a cute way to decorate for the big day! Sticking with the rustic wedding theme, we made several burlap banner signs for my daughter’s reception. I’ve included step-by-step instructions for you to use to create your own burlap banners!
- Mr. & Mrs. Watts- This will go behind their head reception table and liven up the wall.
- Love – Anywhere we feel needs a little cuteness added.
Some other banners we made and used throughout the wedding reception:
- Thank You – We displayed on the front of the gift table and then the cute newly weds held the banner up during their wedding photo shoot and captured a great picture to use on their thank you cards.
- Love is Sweet – This cute banner was hung in front of the cake table. Cake isn’t the only thing sweet about this idea!
Burlap is a relatively easy material to work with. We ordered a bulk 100 foot x 15 inches wide roll from an online company for very affordable decorations. For this banner project, we decided how big we wanted each flag of the banner and created our own template.
- Cut Flags using this template or create your own. (TIP: Use pinking sheers for easier cutting. You know, the ones that have the edge that look like this ∧∨∧∨.)
- Seal the cut burlap edges with a non-ravel agent or serger. We even found out that some Modge Podge or white glue will work in a pinch. They all dry clear and help keep the burlap from coming apart at the edges.
- Paint freehanded letters on individual flags using acrylic paint. We stuck with the Bombshell font since that is the font Shayla picked for her invitations. You can play with the fonts and print the letters off of your computer with any free font website. We then placed the printed page behind the burlap. Tape the Burlap piece to your paper so it doesn’t move. Burlap has enough little holes to see through that you should be able to trace the letter with your paintbrush.
- Fold the flag flap at the top of the triangle over a piece of twine and hold in place with hot glue.
And there you have it! Your very own burlap banner. 🙂
If you enjoyed this blog post, check out our post showing how we used our banners for the wedding reception. What will your burlap banner say? Happy Crafting! xoxo
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