. Patrick’s Day Burlap Bunting is easy to make and a great way to bring a bit of the Irish in your house.
Burlap is one of my favorite material to work with. There are so many great shabby chic/French Country uses for it. I love the color and the texture of burlap. I am not so fond of the smell, so I usually let it air out for a few days before I bring it in to my craft room.
After seeing so many great buntings on the internet, I decided to make one for myself. This was an easy project, but it did take me a couple days. The main reason for that is the time it took the paint to completely dry.
I own 4 sewing machines and I decided for this project to use one of my older ones. It is a Singer that I have had for about 6 years and I love it because it is a real work horse. Please be aware of the fibers that fly around when you use burlap. I would suggest stopping about halfway through the sewing process to clean your machine. I would hate to think you would jam up the sewing machine. If you don’t have a sewing machine and still want to make this bunting, you could use a strong glue.
Steps to making this St. Patrick’s Day Burlap Bunting:
- Create a stencil (I used a piece of cardboard and a heart shape to create the clover shape. Cut the shape out of the cardboard – you can use stencil plastic also)
- Cut your burlap into the size you want, I cut a rectangle that was about 5 X 8 and then created the bottom points by folding the burlap in half and cutting a small triangle in it.
- Lay the stencil on the burlap and pounce the paint on it until you get the color you desire. I used a dark green acrylic paint for some and for the others I pounced glue and then sprinkled green glitter.
- When the paint and glue is dry, fold the top back 1 inch and sew across the top, creating a pocket. I placed a piece of ribbon on the burlap where I would sew my seam.
- Run a piece of jute or ribbon through the pocket, space the flags how you want them and hang.
I hope this all makes sense to you! I think I am much better at creating than I am at explaining. You can refer to the photo above if you need a little help. If you have questions, please ask me and I will get back to you right away!
Looking for more St. Patrick’s Day ideas?
Creme De Menthe Brownies by Wondermom Wannabe
Upcycled Yogurt Cups for St. Patrick’s Day by Organized 31
St. Patrick’s Day Table Setting by Coconut Head Survival Guide
Dollar Tree St. Patrick’s Day Wreath by Feeding Big
I hope you have been able to find a few great ideas for your home. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward too seeing you soon!
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