I just finished up making the birthday banner. I thought I would give you a sneak peak.
There are many examples of burlap banners out there. Some are painted, some are sewn. Mine was a strange hybrid of ironing and gluing.
And I never do things the easy way. Here is the up close shot.
For those crazy people wanting to know how I did mine.
1. I picked a font I liked and printed out the letters I needed, then I cut them out.
2. I traced the letters onto fusible craft weight interfacing (non sticky side). I traced the back or negative side of the letters, so that once I put the fabric on, you could read them correctly.
3. I ironed the fabric onto the sticky side of the interfacing.
4. I cut out the letters and I cut out the shape I wanted for the bunting out of burlap.
5. I hot glued the letters to the burlap bunting pieces.
6. I cut thin strips of my gingham (or any fabric you are using). I needed to tie my strips together to make them long enough to hold all the bunting pieces.
7. Lastly I hot glued the bunting to the fabric strips, folding the bunting pieces over at the top and hot gluing that side down to the back, so that the top had a nice finished edge.