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.
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