Monday, March 12, 2012

Make It Monday- Burlap Banner

Happy Monday!  Ready for some Easter inspiration?  Today we're making a burlap bunny banner that is perfect for any spring get together or even a little birthday party.  I've been trying to choose crafts for Make It Mondays that can be adapted to various holidays or party themes.  This banner can be made with any image or message on any sturdy fabric using the same techniques.

Supplies: burlap, acrylic paint, ribbon, a brush, scissors and tacky glue.  
*Learning moment- I originally planned to paint the bunnies in pink but once I started I saw that there was not enough contrast so I switched my design to white.  Test the color on a small swatch of fabric to make sure its what you want before diving in.

You will also need a stencil.  If you want mine, you must be a bloom follower.  Send me an email and I will send you the pdf.

Cut out your triangle, outline the shape on your fabric and cut your flags.

Cut out the bunny with scissors or an exacto knife
Lay the stencil over the fabric and fill in the bunny shape.  I did not have a real stencil brush.  My paint brush worked fine.  Just make sure you paint from outside in (paper to fabric) so that the paint doesn't get under the stencil, ruining your shape!
Once the bunnies have dried, use tacky glue to attach them to your ribbon and hang it up.
Want something easier but just as cute?  Simply print multiple copies of the stencil, cut, hole punch and weave together with ribbon.  Darling. You can even add glitter or a pom pom on the tail.

Back tomorrow with amazing party inspiration and we'll use the rest of the week on our party planning series.  A quick thanks to Jamielyn of I Heart Nap Time, Jamie of My Baking Addiction and Lindsay at Southern Lovely for making my week already.  These ladies are fabulous and so are their blogs.  Check them out!   Have a great day.


  1. SUPER Cute banner! You are so talented! I hope you're having a GREAT day! Smiles, Jill

  2. Love this banner! Can you please send me the bunny PDF? I can't wait to make it! Colleen

  3. My email would help- Colleen : )

  4. would love the bunny stencil ... darling ... :)

  5. I LOVE your bunny banner! I would love for you to link up at my party going on now at Jillify It! I hope to see you and your banner there!!

    Be sure to enter to win a Hobby Lobby gift card while you're there!


  6. love the burlap banner! I am following you on pinterest and would love the printable of the bunny stencil!


  7. love the bunny stencil as well!! Am now following you on pinterest! You are amazingly talented!!

  8. Visiting from Transformation Thursday! I love this project! Such a great idea and you are truly talented!

    Thanks for the inspiration.


  9. Adorable - very cute! Please come by my party to link this up - I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Ebracing Change

  10. Oh I just LOVE your blog! Thanks so much for linking up all the great projects last week at my party...I wanted to feature all of them, but that wouldn't be fair :) But I did feature this adorable banner and figured others would fall in love with your blog and take a peek for a while :) Thanks again....have a wonderful day!