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Fall Decorating - Burlap Bunting Garland

It's close, 20 days away from Fall being in full swing! September 22nd is the first day of Fall and while we have signs here already, that day makes it very official.  I'll have a Surprise Giveaway that day, so be sure to stay connected via any social media outlet; see you there. :)


Below is a project I wanted to create for a variety of reasons. I've been using Burlap in varies projects lately, and I have tons of scrap fabric I wish to cost effectively use, justify the purpose of hoarding keeping it.  (wink, wink)

Here's a tutorial for Burlap Bunting Garland 
with F.A.L.L. lettering.

I've also created one with the word "Handmade" to showcase in my craft booth (details on that in the coming weeks).

{Burlap Bunting Garland}

Sewing Skill: Beginner
Difficulty: Easy
Total Work Time: 45-1 hour (Nap time idle)

Here are the Supplies you'll need:

Burlap - 1/2 a yards worth
Scrap Fabric 
Stencil Letters
Cookie Cutter Shapes (optional)
Twine or Ribbon  (not photographed)
 Clear, Craft Glue (not photographed)
Sewing Machine or Glue gun

Step 1:
{Assemble Your Letters}

Measure out your Stencil Letters on the fabric scraps & coordinate.  Here the Letter L is used twice so I chose to use two different scraps.  Also consider how the letters will appear once cut, and placed.  It's best to spread out the beauty so, if you choose to use polka dots, for two of your letters, make sure they aren't side by side, unless the whole project is polka dots (the Handmade Sign, sharing soon, has every letter in polka dots; squeal - so darn cute).

I also incorporated two cookie cutters, as stencils, for extra detailing; a Pumpkin and a Leaf were used.  I then picked coordinating fabrics for those two pieces.  

Step 2:
{Cut Letters}

Once you've traced your letters, cut away.  In my case, I cut beyond your pen markings.  I wished for larger letters so in order to achieve that, I had to cut beyond the pen markings, like above.

Step 3:
{Cutting Burlap}

Depending on your finished letter size, place your letter on the Burlap and cut accordingly.  Do this for all pieces.

Step 4:
{Attaching Fabric Scraps}
If a sewing machine isn't handy, use a glue gun to attach your pieces.

Shown here is the Pumpkin cut-out, then stitched with a Zig Zag finish around the edges to attach it to the Burlap.  Repeat for all Letters. 

Step 5:
{Creating Garland}

I'm a big lover of Twine, so I always have it around the house.  I chose to use Twine to hang my Flags from.  

 *I turned my pieces wrong side up
* Lined them up accordingly
* Used Dabs of Clear Glue to adhere the 
twine to the back of the Burlap
* Then waited for it to dry.

I then picked backing Burlap thread and did a small zig zag stitch along all the Flags, from beginning to end, to attach all the pieces firmly. 

I used a 14 universal needle
All Purpose Camel Color Thread, both top and bottom
5 Width
3 Length
5 Tension

There you go, a fun, crafty project which will surely wow your guests through the Fall Season.  Get creative and do something for your porch, kitchen, or just about any room.   

If you're new to sewing, check out the current 
Sewing Series:

Lesson 3, coming soon (Mid-Late September)

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  1. I have a bunch of burlap in my crafting boxes that I want to use (and I Have been planning my fall decor!)

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    1. Thanks Mary Beth for stoppin' by! :) Have a great day!

  3. Hi! I am your newest follower and i absolutely love your blog and i would a follow back at http://lefthandedideas.com :)

    1. Thanks Amanda, headed your way. I appreciate your follow and visit!

  4. This is so awesome! Thank you for the detailed instructions! {hope you are enjoying vacation!}

    1. Thanks Shanna! :) Have an awesome week. Vaca was great. ;)

  5. This is super cute! Hope you can join our Countdown to Fall link party again! Have a great week! :)

    1. Hey there thanks for the visit, hope to stop by and link up! Have a great week.

  6. How fabulous! I just stumbled upon your beautiful blog from the Naptime Diaries link-up, and I just love your DIYs. Girl, I adore all things handmade and LOVE doing crafts as well as sewing, and so I am just loving all your creative ideas. :) Now following ya and will definitely be back!!



    1. Thanks Erin for stopping by. I'm playing catch up from being on Vacation, I'll surely head your way soon. :)

  7. Oh I love this! I am so jealous of people like you who are so crafty and love DIY projects. I can never get ANYTHING to look right so I have pretty much given up. This is beautiful! Just found your blog and have enjoyed getting to know you better. I'm excited to follow along!

    new follower :)

    1. Hey Bonnie, thanks for stopping by and visiting! I appreciate it. I'll be headed yoru way after I get caught up from being gone on vacation. :)

  8. Hi- Visiting from the Mingle! Love your blog. Following on Twitter. Find me @ahappysong or visit me at my blog www.ahappysong.com.

    1. Hi MJ, thanks for stopping by and visiting. Headed your way. Have a great Friday!

  9. I love how this came out and a great tutorial too!! Stopping by from I Gotta Try That linky party.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/09/another-fur-baby-coat.html

    1. Thanks Alisha for stopping by, have a great Friday!!

  10. What an adorable banner! I have so many fabric scraps, what a great use for them!

  11. Love burlap! You're bunting is adorable :) Thanks so much for sharing this at the Weekend Wonders link party! Hope to see you back on Thursday Have a great day :)

    1. Thanks Jessica! Have a great Friday and weekend!! :)

  12. Looks fantastic girl! Absolutely love everything about it :)

    1. Hey Girl! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a fantastic day and weekend! xo

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    1. Morning Elizabeth thanks for stopping by and commenting! Have a great day.

  14. This is so adorable, I am featuring you today!!

    1. Hey Ashley, how cool, thanks. I popped over and got a glimpse, have an awesome day!

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    1. Tonna, thanks for stopping by and commenting; have a great week! :)

  16. Very cute! I love burlap. I am trying to use it for table setting this Christmas.


    1. Hi Pam, I'm having so much fun with Burlap. Thanks for stopping by. :) Have a great week.

  17. what a perfect fall project! I am in love!!!! Just perfect!!! Thank you SO much for linking up this week, it means a lot to me!!!

    1. Hey Jaime, thanks for stopping by and commenting. I'm excited for the Happy Hour link up! Who doesn't love happy hour. ;) Have a great week, if we don't cross paths!

  18. This is so cu te. I have been wanting to make a banner for a while and I love burlap. Burlap+banner=SO CUTE!

    1. Hi Whitney, thanks for visiting, stopping by and commenting. :) Have a great week.

  19. Love it! Great way to use up fabric scraps which I hoard uh keep too! ;) Excited to have you link up girl, thanks so much!!

  20. Looks great, Hilani! Just another reason why I won't let go of my fabric scrap hoard either. Thank you for sharing over at my place! xo Jami