With the recent launch of our wedding stationery we thought it would be fitting to feature the talented Grace from countinghours on the blog today sharing her rustic wedding decorations on a budget. This burlap banner can be used in so many different ways for your wedding day decor from your dessert table to the Mr. & Mrs. table.
Hi everyone! I’m Grace from countinghours. I’m excited to share with you today a simple DIY that any bride can do to add the perfect touch to your wedding. In just 10 easy steps you’ll have a customized bunting to hang at your sweet heart table, chairs, dessert table, or really anywhere you can imagine! The best part is, it’s inexpensive and you won’t have to deal with stencils, freezer paper, or any other method that’s sure to be a hassle.
One trip to the craft aisle at Walmart and less than $6.00 later, I was ready to start my project.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Paint brush
- Burlap (Had on hand from a previous project)
- White Acrylic Paint ($.50)
- White Oil Based Paint Marker ($2.97)
- Jute ($1.97)
- Cut your burlap into rectangles. Mine measured 8 in. x 9 ¾ in. They turned out to be pretty large, so customize it to your liking.
- Fold your rectangle, measure 4 in. from the bottom and make a cut from the center fold to the corner.
- Decide if/how you want to add embellishments. This will affect how your letters will be centered. I debated between positioning my lace on the top or bottom of the bunting.
- Pull up Microsoft Word and choose your font and size. I chose “Charter Black” in 600 font size.
- Hold the bunting over your screen and trace your letters with the white oil based paint marker. The tracing will leave a very light outline of the letter, so don’t worry about ink getting on your computer screen. If you’re weary of this method, you can print it out and trace on top of a window pane for light.
- Place your bunting on a piece of cardboard or any other disposable material to protect your work surface. Once your work surface is prepared, use your paintbrush to fill in the traced letters with the white acrylic paint. Apply as many coats as necessary to achieve a nice solid white color and crisp lines. It took about 3 coats for me.
- Allow your burlap to dry until it is ready to be handled.
- Once dry, sew or hot glue embellishments. I chose lace, but there are endless possibilities like buttons, ribbon, fabric rosettes, and more.
- Hot glue your jute to the back of the letters.
- Step back and admire your new beautiful bunting!
I used a similar method to make a matching mini burlap bunting for a cake topper as well!
Photo Courtesy: What A Lovely Photo