Saturday, October 11, 2014

Burlap Leaf Banner ~

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:

Floral tape
A Sharpie
Glue Gun

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.

Happy fall!

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The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm still laughing about Mom speak and nap time lol! Love your leaf banner....So fall!


The Charm of Home said...

Jamie that is so cute!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I must try this! I love leaves and I love burlap! Great craft idea. Pinned!

bj said...

ahhh, this is an adorable banner...
I love it.

Stampin' VMG206 said...

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!

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Ann said...

Wonderful banner. Anything with burlap is fantastic. Free burlap is even better. You chose a pretty leaf pattern--it's so realistic looking.

Laurel Stephens said...

As you may already know, I love everything burlap! Great knockoff and tutorial!

The Charm of Home said...

I love this banner!

Stan and Jody Gabara said...

Love your Burlap Leaf Banner! Would love for you to share this week at Simple & Sweet Fridays.

April's Homemaking said...

Love your banner, what a great idea to cut out leaf shapes! Looks great on your mantel! :)

Adorned From Above said...

Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Link Party. We hope to see you at tonight's party.