Simple Wedding DIY: No-Sew Burlap Banner

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No-sew.. my favorite words in crafting! Even though I’m fairly decent at sewing (minus that one time I sewed straight through my middle finger.. whoops!) I still prefer a no-sew option when possible. This no-sew triangle banner is an easy way to add some personalized homemade charm to your wedding. I chose to make a simple banner to display across a suitcase that we’ll be using for wedding cards, but you can make your banner say anything. “CHEERS! THANK YOU! JUST MARRIED!” You get the idea. Whatever words you choose, your guests will be impressed with your crafty skills, but it can remain your little secret that it took less than an hour to put together! The best part? No sewing accidents!

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Supplies:

  • 1 yard of burlap
  • Triangle template*
  • Chalk
  • Scissors
  • Letter stencils
  • Acrylic paint (lighter colors will show up best)
  • Small foam paint brush
  • Twine, yarn, or hemp
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks

*You can just do a Google image search for a template. Save the image to your computer, resize it if you need to, and then print it out. Mine measured 4 ¼ inches by 5 ½ inches which fit a 2 ½ inch letter comfortably.

Start by printing out your triangle template and making sure it will be a good size for your letters. Place the triangle on top of your burlap and trace around the edges with chalk. Cut out triangle and repeat as needed.

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Brush off any chalk marks or just flip the piece over. Line up your stencil in the center of the triangle and carefully dab paint on. Remove stencil and set aside to dry. Repeat with remaining pieces. Allow paint to dry for about 20 minutes.

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Arrange your pieces so they’re spelling out the correct word(s) and then flip them over.

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Place a dab of hot glue on each side of the triangle, pull twine taut, and press down into the glue. Leave a foot or two of extra twine on the end.

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Continue with remaining pieces, spacing them about 1 inch apart. Leave another foot or two at the end and snip off remaining twine.

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Allow the hot glue to set up for a few minutes and you’re done!

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Hopefully you made it through without any hot glue incidents! 😉

All photos courtesy of Sasha Rumage.

sasharumage2About Sasha Rumage: I live in Portland, OR with my fiance, Josh, and 15lb cat-child, Punk. Josh is also my tattoo artist and claims I’m his favorite canvas! When I’m not concocting boozy baked goods for my blog, Tattooed Martha, we’re nerding out on our favorite shows, Parks and Recreation and Game of Thrones or taking day trips to our favorite beach (which is where he proposed!).