Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Burlap Banner

I haven't really bought into the burlap craze that everyone else seems to love.  I know, I am different.  I am really not a fan of burlap because I think it's kinda hillbilly & cheap-o looking.

However, the texture of burlap for the fall season is great. {and PEER PRESSURE! made me want to give it a try!} . .  . so I walked my Cheap Hillbilly A** up to the cutting counter at Joanns's and had some cut.

Here is what I came up with .  . . a burlap "thanks" banner for my office  I cut out burlap triangles and cloth triangles, sewed the two together, so the burlap wouldn't fray and then I stenciled on the letters using my Cricut to cut stencils.  Hot glued on some fringy-yarn for hanging and BAM! I was done in less than an hour.

 


19 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This turned out great. I am convinced that burlap and I do not get along. I have a bunch of it,but every time I try to do something with it, I don't love it and it gets put away. Love the combo here with the fibers!

Moe said...

Wow, so cool! I've never tried burlap for anything.

I'd love it if you'd link up your amazing banner on my first link party! Please visit Hooray for the Holidays on Cross My Hooks.

All That Glitters said...

Miss hillbilly I think I love it!!! I don't have anything burlap either. I bought some just haven't did anything with it.

Shahbaz said...

Wow!
I like this post great work indeed well don keep posting.
pvc banners

Judy Bagwell said...

I am diggin the burlap. Never would have thought it could be so cute.

Jami said...

Ha ha ha! You are cracking me up with your cheap hillbilly self! :) I tend to agree with you on the burlap, though because I think you have to be very selective in how you use burlap. In this case, it looks really nice. I might even be inspired to do this for my own Thanksgiving mantle.

mle said...

What a great idea to back your burlap with fabric! The banner is perfect for thanksgiving & I love the shelf(?) you strung it up on in your office!

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Carol said...

I remember our convo about the burlap craze... but I'm diggin' the banner. You should totally link it up to Fave Things Friday this week. Link will be up late Thurs. night.

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

Another source for burlap is your local farm and ranch store. I picked up a giant feed sack for $.99 and used it for my fall wreath. I still have tons leftover!

Daniel said...

Thank you so much for sharing it.
A lightweight and sturdy role up banner stand is also extremely popular and demanded in trade shows. Perfect to use in trade show displays, conferences, and exhibitions, role up banners are affordable and widely preferred

Role Up Banners

Susanne said...

You did a great job for a cheap hillbilly! Too funny! I like the font you chose. Good idea to add the extra fabric to reinforce the burlap.
Susanne.

Kim said...

Love the fringe holding it together.

Life in Rehab said...

I haven't clambered onto that bandwagon either, but your banner looks pretty spiffy, I admit.

malia said...

You are so funny... love the burlap banner... great job!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Love the look of this banner:)

Blessings,
Linda

Would you like some extra Christmas cash? Enter my gift card GIVEAWAY!

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link up at our Strut Your Stuff Party!

http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

Holly said...

It is pretty...I love the rugged yet sophisticated and that fuzzy yarn/ribbon is just the right touch.

kristina said...

i love it! i use burlap for everything! stop by my blog sometime :) acozycupoftea.blogspot.com

Related Posts with Thumbnails