This burlap Easter banner may be one of my favorite crafts! I had so much fun making it and I just love anything that is made with burlap.
Easter ranks high in the top three holidays to decorate. My top three are Christmas, Halloween and Easter – not in that order! So this year, as I was pulling my decorations out of their boxes, I realized I didn’t have a banner. If you remember, I made a St. Patrick’s Day banner and loved it. I thought I would do the same for Easter.
I just love their little puffy tails! All you need is:
- Black craft paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Cotton yarn
First you want to make a stencil. I had Big draw a bunny for me and then I traced it on to a piece of cardboard. I then cut the bunny out from the center of the cardboard (make sure you don’t cut from the sides. Poke a hole in the center of the bunny and then cut the shape from there) You can see an example my homemade stencil below.
Once you have the stencil cut out. Cut the burlap banner pieces as large as you want. I made mine about 11 inches long and about 6 inches wide. I folded the top over toward the back and then sewed a straight line, thus creating a pocket.
Then I used a foam brush and some black craft paint to pounce the bunny print.
I created little bunny tails using cotton crochet thread. I simply made little pom poms and then attached them to the burlap. You could also use cotton balls.
What do you think? I just love this Shabby Chic banner. It is easy to make and was a lot of fun. I know it will grace my fireplace for many years to come.
Check out these other great Easter ideas from a few of my blogging friends!
Bunny Wash from Organized 31
Five Special Touches for Your Easter Table from Coconut Head Survival Guide
You Have Been Egged by Wondermom Wannabe