I just love decorating my porch for fall. It is my favorite season of the year! And, my porch is my favorite place to be on a crisp morning sipping some Hazelnut coffee, reading my Bible and waiting for my daughter to wake up. It’s my special alone time. SO, why not make it pretty!
I would like to show everyone how super easy and cheap it was to make the FALL burlap banner!
- Burlap bunting
- Cricuit machine with lettering cartridge
- Ink pad
- Ink blending tool
- Hot glue gun
- Burlap twine
Step 1: I used my Cricut machine with the Calligraphy cartridge to cut the letters F, A, L, L. I did not want to use the letter themselves, just the cut-outs, which make for a great stencil.
Step 2: I used masking tape to hold the paper stencil in place on the burlap bunting. For the letter A I placed a glue dot for the center piece. * I found the burlap bunting pre cut at Hobby Lobby. They came in a package of four which was prefect to spell out FALL.
Step 3: Using a ink blending tool with a foam applicator, I dabbed it into a burnt orange color ink. I went over the paper stencil with the blending tool a couple times to get the desired ink darkness I wanted.
Step 4: After letting the ink dry on all four pieces of burlap, I hot glued a piece of burlap twine to the back. Now you have a beautiful banner! I loved how it turned out and I do give myself some credit for thinking of a different and creative way to come up with a stencil. *If I am going to be honest, I just didn’t want to go out and buy a plastic lettering stencil and paint. I am ALL about using things I already have at home!
I used the banner to decorate a wooden crate that I already had in my house. I tied a knot in each end of the burlap twine around the crate. To add some color I just made a bow with some burnt orange color raffia that I had leftover from my Autumn Wreath I made.
I placed some yellow and orange mums into the crate and decorated with real fall pumpkins and gourds, apples from the neighbor’s tree and a couple of candles.
Now while I am sitting on my porch swing watching the leaves change colors, I can admire my Fall decorations!
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