Did it surprise you to see a burlap bunting on my summer patio? It surprised me, to be quite honest. I’m generally not a burlap gal – nor a bunting gal – and the fact that I incorporated it somewhere in my home threw me for a spin. It just seemed to fit.
Now, I don’t believe that every single element in my home needs to be totally unexpected. However, I do like to incorporate something unexpected into something that’s pretty traditional every single chance I get. So, Holla!
No, I didn’t misspell ‘Hola’ as my bilingual son pointed out to me. It really is supposed to say ‘Holla’ – as in, “Hey! What’s up?”
Regardless of what the banner says, it was super easy to make. Like use a glue gun and 15 minutes of your time easy. Like that space needs something there and I don’t want to buy anything easy. Like that party starts in 30 minutes and I need a banner STAT easy. Here’s how I did it:
1. First, I drew five triangles on a piece of burlap. They are 8 inches tall and 8 inches across at the top. I literally drew out the measurements with a Sharpie and then connected the angled edges by using a straight edge. Then, I cut them out.
2. Next, I flipped the triangles over so that the Sharpie marks were on the back, and I sketched out my letters with the marker.
3. Then, with a little paint brush and some black paint, I painted the letters and added a little embellishment. I used black latex paint because I already had it out for this project, but acrylic craft paint would work just fine, too. You can use any color you’d like.
4. Once the letters were dry, I broke out my glue gun and glued the top of the triangles inside of extra wide double fold bias tape (they have it at every fabric store and a lot of craft stores). I spaced the triangles out evenly – a few inches in between each one.
5. Then, I just tied the bunting up on some large eye hooks that were already on the corners of my patio wall. The 3 yards of bias tape wasn’t quite long enough for my bunting to drape properly, so I just cut another bias strip in half and tied it to teach end of the bunting. I tried to tie it to the eye hooks stylistically, so it looks fun.
And that’s it! How easy was that to make?
Are you ready to make your own no-sew burlap bunting now? Holla at me and let me know!