TBT: Patriotic Triangle Pennant Banner Tutorial

Here is another great tutorial on using some of our burlap product (psssst…..it’s on sale this week!). This is a Throwback Thursday project. We first posted this tutorial last year during this same week. It’s a really great tutorial for Memorial Day, 4th of July, or anytime you’re feeling patriotic!

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Materials Needed:
Burlap Triangle Pennant Banners (this would also work with the Swallowtail Pennant Banners)
Spray Paint (I used the 3 oz Krylon Short Cuts)
Painter’s Tape
3 Cut Out Cardstock Stars
Double Sided Adhesive Tape
Newspaper or Drop Cloth (Not Shown)
A Nice Sunny Day! 🙂

Step One:

Cover all of the ties on each piece with the painter’s tape. Then spray paint all 5 pieces white. I did about two good coats of paint on each piece. You’ll need to let them dry for about 20 minutes between each coat.

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Step Two:
Let the white coat dry until dry to the touch (usually about 20-30 minutes). Use the painter’s tape to mark off some stripes on two of the pennants. Then begin spraying with red spray paint, again about two coats and letting dry 20 minutes or so between each coat.

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Step Three:
Use double sided adhesive to thoroughly cover the back of the cardstock star cut outs. Adhere the stars to the center of the remaining 3 pennants. Then spray paint each of them over with blue paint remembering two coats and 20 minutes dry time between each coat.

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Step Four:
Remove all painter’s tape and the cardstock pieces from all pennants. Tie the pennants together using the attached jute ties. Voila! A beautiful patriotic banner to decorate inside or outside. This would be really cute for summer barbecue and Independence Day décor.

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Tutorial: Simple Summer Burlap Wreath

I thought it would be fun, since burlap is on sale this week, to show you that burlap isn’t just for autumn projects. I know that I sometimes think of it that way. But burlap can be a fun spring or summer material as well.

Don’t you think this wreath has a fun and bright spring/summer feel color to it?

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This is actually a fairly easy project to make in less than an hour too. Let’s get started!

Materials Needed:

White Styrofoam Wreath Form (Mine is 12”)

2” Wired Burlap Ribbon in your choice of colors (You’ll need about 7-8 yards of your base color, white in my case. Then you just need about 15”-16” of the other three colors you plan on using.

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Embellishments for Flower Centers

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Step One:

Cut a length of one of your wired ribbons to about 15”-16”. Start bending the wire on one side of the ribbon in sort of a zig zag shape. This will ruffle your ribbon slightly.

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Scrunch the ruffled piece of ribbon up with your fingers tightly so it forms a sort of rosette shape. I just made mine into a round shape and then pushed all of the folds in toward the middle.

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Step Three:

Squeeze a good size pool of hot glue onto your wreath. Then take your rosette and place the center over your pool of hot glue and press it down for about 20 seconds. Be careful not to burn yourself. I used the end of an old pen to hold mine down lol.

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Continue to do this with the other two colors or lengths of ribbon you are using.

On the red piece, I decided I wanted it to have a more ragged, shabby looking edge. So I cut the wired pieces off of one side of the ribbon and pull some strands out of the weave like this:

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And here are the three completed rosettes after I stuck them to my wreath.

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Step Five:

At this point I am well pleased with how the wreath is turning out, but it’s dangerously close to feeling a bit ‘autumnish’ (cause that’s a word). So I decided to add some spring/summer shades of shabby flowers on top of my burlap rosettes with my handy dandy hot glue gun. Then I added my embellishments to the centers.

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*Note* I apologize for the quality of this photo. It is slightly blurry and I did not realize that until it was too late.

Step Six:

Make a pretty bow from the leftovers of your base color burlap ribbon and hot glue it to the center top of your wreath.

Ta da! A beautiful an inexpensive burlap summer wreath!

And, you can customize it for autumn too if you really feel the need later 😉

Burlap Wreath 3Thanks for joining us for this lovely tutorial today. We’d love for you to come back and checkout some of the other great tutorials at Always Under Pay!