Since this week we had the first official day of Fall, I thought it only appropriate to celebrate! I love decorating for holidays and even though fall is technically not a holiday, I was excited enough to want to make my house feel festive and “fall-like.” I put my fall wreath on the front door and it seemed like the inside just needed a little something else, so I decided to make a fall banner. All of our home decor is very rustic and we’ve either repurposed or built/made most all of it ourselves so I knew burlap and twine had to be involved at some level.
DIY Fall Banner:
If you want to make a similar burlap and ragtie fall banner, here’s what you’ll need:
Twine ($2.99 at Hobby Lobby – and don’t forget to use a coupon!)
4ct. Burlap Flags from Hobby Lobby $3.49 (again, use a coupon!)
White and black Paint – you can get this anywhere, but I got mine from Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, I can’t remember. (Again, coupon!)
Stencils – depending on the type of font you want, you might have to trek to several different stores, or just buy them on Amazon – I like these and these
Round Sponges, like these
As many different Fall-like fabrics to rip into strips to tie between each letter creating the ragtie garland portion of the banner
Hot Glue Gun/Gluesticks – I use one like this
Once you’ve gathered all your supplies, you can start making your burlap and ragtie banner!
Measure the twine to the length you want it and then evenly space out the burlap flags along the twine. Then, use your hot glue gun to glue the burlap flags to the twine. I left about an inch at the top and folded that flap down over the twine with glue in between so it was well secured. You could always just do a thin line of glue and try to secure it that way, but I wanted to make sure mine holds up over time.
After you’ve ripped the fabric into 1 inch strips about 12-18 inches long (depending on how “fluffy” you want your ragtie to look), simply tie the fabric strips around the twine in between the burlap flags. Don’t feel like you have to get too fancy with this part, just tie the fabric onto the twine in a rotating pattern and I promise it will look good no matter what!
You’ll want to paint white blocks on each flag using the sponges and allow them to dry so that you can stencil “Fall” or whatever you want your banner to say.
Have you made other burlap banners or ragtie garlands before? What tips do you have and what have you found that works well? We’d love to hear from you in the comments section below! Plus, be sure to pin it if you like it!
If you like this post about my latest DIY project, then you might like some of the other DIY projects we’ve posted before too!