Looking for something to spice up your Christmas photoshoots? Or maybe a fireplace/mantel decoration? Here’s a simple way to make a really cute and festive burlap Christmas banner to add to your holiday decor.
Easy Burlap Christmas Banner Supplies:
- Darice Natural Burlap.
- Spray Adhesive.
- Clear Glaze Spray.
- Darice Ribbon.
- Iron-on Interfacing.
- Festive Fabric.
- Merry & Bright Christmas Banner Template < click to download.
Step 1. Print and cut a pennant template onto heavy cardstock – you’d want this to not be flimsy as you will use this a couple of times.
Step 2. Iron a sheet of iron-on adhesive on the back of your burlap – this will minimize frays on the burlap and will give you a clean edge while cutting. Trace the pennant template onto the iron-on adhesive backing.
Step 3. Cut as many pennants as you need – I’ve chosen ‘Merry’ and ‘Bright’ for the words, so I cut 11 pennants. These are also the letters provided on the template, as well as an ampersand if you want to string both words together.
Step 4. Now it’s time to cut up your letters – print and cut your letters onto whatever color your glitter is. In this case, I have chosen red. You will want to do this as it masks the ‘bald spots’ you get from doing only one layer of glitter as the glitter color and the cardstock color blends together.
Step 8. Finally, attach your ribbon by ironing it onto the other side of your pennant, making sure the iron-on adhesive sticks to it. Back your pennant up with some festive fabric. If you didn’t use iron-on adhesive or just used a stabilizer, you can always attach the ribbon by hot-gluing it down on the back.
And you are done! I made my Christmas banner little bit bigger because I will be using it in a different area in the house (after using it for a Christmas card photo shoot) – but if you resize the template you can definitely make a Christmas banner that’s a bit smaller and more apt to use as a mantel banner.
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Aki is an avid DIYer at heart. She documents her crafting adventures over at Minted Strawberry where she shares various DIYs – but mainly focusing on jewelry, clothing and accessory crafts. She also shares printable cards, wallpapers and other graphic work. She loves trying out new craft materials, processes, and learning about new ideas.