Hello, dear friends!
Here's a little tutorial on how I made my burlap leaf banner for my fall mantel
I got the inspiration for my leaf banner from a local greenhouse. Their banner was a bit pricey and I wanted to try my hand at making my own version anyway.
I found a free leaf pdf through a link on Pinterest
You'll also need:
I traced the leaf design on pieces of burlap from a runner that a friend gave me (You can't beat free)
Lots and lots of stenciling
I cut out 40 leaves
My hand was pretty cramped after all that
This was day 1 ~ I do my crafts these days at nap time
In Mama speak ~ This project took me three days worth of naps. Back in the day it would have taken me a few hours in one sitting.
After all my leaves were cut, I wrapped the wire with green floral tape
I then hot glued the wrapped wire and placed two leaves together. I hot glued the leaves after securing the wire vine. I used a total of 36 leaves for my mantel.
My banner hanging in place ~ I love it!
A closer look at the finished product.
The wire holds up very well instead of using jute string, which is one of the things I considered using. I should be able to use this over the years, going with the wire like option like the leaf banner I originally saw at the store.
Let me know if you have any questions on how to make your own leaf banner. Please send a picture as well of your finished project. I would love to see what you come up with.
***If you would like to follow my blog and get notifications every time I post please click on the 'Follow Me On Bloglovin' button or you can follow me the old way through Blogger. When I changed my blog name I sadly lost all of my followers. The followers on my Sidebar are actually no longer able to follow along unless my new blog address is added in again. Thank you so much or following along!***
Linking With ~
VMG206 - DIY Sunday Showcase
Art is Beauty - Twirl & Take a Bow
Confessions of a Plate Addict - The Scoop
A Stroll Thru Life - Inspire me Tuesday
Cozy Little House - Tweak it Tuesday
VMG206 - Brag About It link party
Ivy & Elephants - What's it Wednesdays
Ginger Snap Crafts - Wow me Wednesday
Knick of Time - Vintage Inspiration
Savvy Southern Style - Wow us Wednesday
My Repurposed Life - Catch as Catch Can
French Country Cottage - Feathered Nest Friday
The Charm of Home - Home Sweet Home
DIY Vintage Chic - Friday's Five Features
Adorned from Above - Wednesdays's Adorned From Above Link Party
Featured: VMG206 Brag about It Link Party
I'm still laughing about Mom speak and nap time lol! Love your leaf banner....So fall!
Jamie that is so cute!
I must try this! I love leaves and I love burlap! Great craft idea. Pinned!
ahhh, this is an adorable banner...
I love it.
Loving the French look!
Thank you for sharing your post this week at Brag About It Link Party on VMG206. I'm featuring you at Next Weeks Brag About It Link Party, Monday at midnight!
~ Megin of VMG206
Wonderful banner. Anything with burlap is fantastic. Free burlap is even better. You chose a pretty leaf pattern--it's so realistic looking.
As you may already know, I love everything burlap! Great knockoff and tutorial!
I love this banner!
Love your Burlap Leaf Banner! Would love for you to share this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays.
Love your banner, what a great idea to cut out leaf shapes! Looks great on your mantel! :)
Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. We hope to see you at tonight's party.
Post a Comment