How to Make a Burlap Fall Banner {with Needle and Twine}

I ♥ burlap! I just love it… I love the color, the rustic feel, and aaalllll the fall projects I have seen lately on the web-er-net! So when I wanted a banner to decorate for Fall, well, it was a no brainer!

How to Make a Fall Burlap Banner by Vintage News Junkie

But this ain’t your average burlap banner.. no.. no.. no. I wanted to do something a little on the edge. Like some twine on the edge. I didn’t want to break out the hot glue gun and risk burning my fingertips again trying to get that little strand of twine to stick to the back. So I decided I would break out the needle and thread twine! That’s right… I made my DIY burlap banner with burlap and twine… that’s it!

So here goes… a step-by-step tutorial so you can make one too!!

First, gather your supplies! It’s pretty easy… burlap, twine, a pair of scissors, black scrapbook paper, and a big fat needle… one with a big enough eye to handle your twine. Lucky for me, I had some awesome burlap on hand. Remember my swag from Haven.. yup.. Online Fabric Store rocks!

How to Make a Burlap Banner Supplies

Step One: Cut burlap into rectangles the size that you want your bunting to be.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step One

Step Two: Cut small triangles to create the shape you want.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step Two

Step Three: Cut orange burlap a little larger than your natural colored burlap.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step Three

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Step Four: Cut around the outline of your smaller bunting to create a layered look.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step Five

Step Five: Thread your needle with twine. I doubled mine because I wanted it to stand out.

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Step Six: Sew the top of your banner together. Be sure to go through both layers.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step Seven

How to Make a Fall Burlap Banner Step Eight

Step Seven: Center your banner on the twine and tie knots at the end to hold it in place.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step Nine

Step Eight: Cut out the letters that you want. I free-handed mine, but you could print them from Word if you want.

How to Make a Burlap Banner Step Ten

Step Nine: Use one strand of twine to attach letters to your banner.

How to Make a Fall Burlap Banner Step Eleven

Step Ten: Hang and Enjoy!

How to Make a Burlap Banner for Fall

And no hot glue burns to speak of! Plus, I like the natural look that the added twine gives my fall banner. Did I mention I ♥ burlap!! Oh! You like that little tree… oh don’t you worry.. the full tutorial on my ‘lil Feathered Fall Tree is coming soon!!

Share your Fall projects below!! I’d love to see how you work your burlap magic!!

Until next time,

Vintage News Junkie

P.S. This was not a sponsored post. I just love Online Fabric Store. If you haven’t paid them a visit… you should… lots of AWESOME fabrics to choose from!!

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  1. Cute, cute, CUTE! I just did a burlap banner recently, too. Aren’t they fun?! Hope you’re having a wonderful week!

    ~Abby =)

    • Thank you so much, Abby!! I can’t wait to make another banner… perhaps for Valentines day! Yes, I am actually thinking that far out… isn’t that crazy!! Well, that and I already have everything decorated for Christmas and I am pretty please with it!! Lots of burlap, of course!! So it works for me!! 🙂

  2. Love the burlap bunting!! I love using twine for craft projects too. Great job!

    • Oh, thank you, Monica!! I can’t have enough twine on hand… darker, lighter, thinner, thicker!! I mean, you just never know when you will need it, right?!? Ha ha!! Did you see my table runner that I made from old wood lathes? That is by far my favorite twine project to date!! So glad we are of kindred spirit! 🙂