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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

DIY Burlap Chevron Bunting for Fall

Easy, Cheap, and Quick Decorations for Fall

Make a cute bunting from leftover materials and save $!




With the nights getting colder and the official arrival of fall, I was craving some autumn decorating, but I didn't have the motivation to get in the car and go to the craft store. In an effort to satisfy my instant-gratification "itch," I tore apart my craft room and came up with this quick and easy solution: Burlap Bunting with a Chevron Trim.



Burlap Bunting with Chevron Trim Tutorial


Materials:

  • Burlap Chevron Ribbon (I got mine from Hobby Lobby and had left over from our Scavenger Hunt) 
  • Scraps of Burlap 
  • Hot Glue Gun 
  • Scissors 
  • Twine

Directions:
  • Make the triangles: Cut your scraps of burlap into triangles of desired size. I made six {roughly} equilateral triangles with sides about 6" long.  
  • Add the ribbon: Using a hot glue gun, adhere the ribbon to the top of each triangle, overlapping at the ends. Then snip of the excess ribbon to maintain the triangular shape.
  • Add the twine: At first I tried to weave the twine through the top of the ribbon, but that was a big pain, so instead I glued it onto the back. 
  • Measure and repeat: Decide how big you want your gap between the triangles to be. I ended up with about 7" of twine between each pair (this was through trial and error, I started with 10" and slowly decreased it to 7"). Then finish up by gluing the twine to the back of each triangle.
  • Adorn something! You can see that my bunting went on a little photo shoot... the trees, different mantels, planters... it's ended up back in my family room, but it was fun seeing how it looked in other places, too. 


This was totally easy project that's helped me get into the mood for fall... although it could easily be used for birthdays or other occasions, too!




Made in a Day


9 comments:

  1. What a great idea! You are right, the burlap is versatile and so pretty. i never get tired of it.Thanks for sharing, I'm going to try to make one.

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  2. Thanks, Kristine! Always nice to meet another burlap lover :) Have a great weekend!

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  3. This is super cute! And it looks so simple! I need to make one for my mantel soon!

    Thanks for linking up to Life of the Party! Im going to share this in a Halloween roundup today!

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  4. Stopping by to let you know your bunting is featured on Made in a Day today! Congrats and thanks for linking up!
    Kim

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  5. Love this. Thanks for linking up at The Patriotic Pam. We are featuring you this weekend on the link party. It goes live tonight. Come back over and check it out. www.thepatrioticpam.com
    Pam :)

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  6. Love your chevron banner:) Pinned. I'm making banners and shared a few on Made in a day!

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  7. I love your banner! It is adorable. I love your great blog, too! Just stopping by to say thank you so much for joining us at Let's Connect this week. I've followed you on all social media. So thrilled to have you party with us. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

    Kathy
    Life on Lakeshore Drive

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