How to Make a Burlap Banner

Make a Burlap Banner - The Graphics Fairy

Today I’m going to show you how to make a Burlap Banner! This is a super easy Tutorial that anyone can do!  I’ve used a pre-made Burlap Banner from the David Tutera Casual Elegance Collection, and embellished it to make some pretty decor for my new Craft Room!

David Tutera Burlap Banner

This is what I started with, it’s the Burlap Pennants from David Tutera. The Casual Elegance line is a new line, with so many fabulous pieces in it! If you’re not crafty at all, you could easily use these just as they are, they have letters and symbols, including hearts (cute!), already on them and you even get the ribbon to hang them with. Each pennant has 2 grommets on it, so you don’t even need to cut holes! Easy!

David Tutera Casual Elegance Line

These are some more pieces from the line. I was lucky to receive a big stash of these pieces for free. (Being a blogger, does have its perks!) There are so many pretty things in this collection, like Burlap flowers , Burlap and Lace Mason Jar Wraps, adorable stripped Straws, pretty Paper Table Numbers, Chalkboard Stakes, Lacey Paper Lanterns, and even Glass Ball Jars! Of course the sweet vintage style of these are right up my alley! The line is merchandised in the Bridal section, but is so versatile that you’ll find loads of uses for all the lovely pieces. Great for parties, or any type of occasion, or make some pretty decor for your home. If you are planning a Wedding, this collection will make decorating a breeze. David Tutera Casual Elegance marries rustic charm with modern flare, I think these would be the perfect accessories for a dreamy farmhouse wedding! I love that you can add your own personalized details with handmade appeal.

David Tutera Burlap Pennants


  1. David Tutera Casual Elegance Pennants
  2. Craft Paint in your favorite color
  3. Foam paintbrush
  4. Paper Lace doilies – small
  5. Glue dots or mounting foam dots
  6. Chipboard Letters
  7. German Glass Glitter
  8. Blue School Glue Gel
  9. Twill Tape Ribbon (optional, as there is satin ribbon in the kit)


The first thing that I did was to remove the pieces from the package. I selected some of the letters that I probably wouldn’t use normally, like X and Q etc. Since I was planning on painting these, I figured I would use the least usable letters and save the others to use as they are in the future.

Make a Burlap Banner DIY

Step 1: Paint the Burlap Pennants in your desired color using craft paint and a foam brush. Take care to wipe paint away from the grommets. Then allow to dry.

Make a Burlap Banner

Step 2: Brush some blue School Glue Gel onto each chipboard letter, and coat with the German Glass Glitter (if you’re doing this project with children, substitute with synthetic glitter, for a more child friendly alternative.) And set aside to dry.

Make a Burlap Banner

Step 3: Apply the paper doilies using glue dots or foam mounting dots.

Make a Burlap Banner

Step 4: Apply the Glittered Chip Board letters to the center of the paper doilies. My letters had peel and stick backs, if yours don’t, you could hot glue them on.

Make a Burlap Banner

Step 5: The Pennants are done, now just string them together with the ribbon in the package, or whatever ribbon you prefer. I used some ivory Twill Tape for mine.

Make a Burlap Banner

That’s it! Now I have some pretty decor for my new craft room! (I’ll be sharing more photos of that soon!)

Make a Burlap Banner

I think the turquoise adds a nice splash of color to my antique etched mirror!

Make a Burlap Banner

I love how easy this was to make, there was no cutting or measuring the burlap, no frayed edges and the grommets are such a nice touch!

You can purchase the David Tutera Casual Elegance Line exclusively at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.

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Disclosure - I wrote this post as part of a sponsored campaign for Darice and Blueprint Social. All opinions and love of  David Tutera Products are my own.

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  1. What a pretty banner and great tutorial! Perfect for your new craft room!

  2. I love it! The turquoise-burlap-glitter combination is great!

  3. I love how pretty yet inspirational the banner is! And I love the turquoise, too! I need to get some inspiration in my craft room.

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thanks Rachel! I think turquoise is my favorite color right now, I might make a few more things in that color, to go with the banner!

  4. Wow Karen, I love your banner- the turquoise is so pretty!

  5. I love taking store-bought items and making them your own. This would be a perfect customization project for a mountain bride. Thank you!

  6. whitney says:

    Very pretty banner! I love the table below your hanging banner too…is that zinc metal on top? I’ve been wanting to top a couple surfaces with sheet metal, but no one knows what I’m talking about when I call the metal guys around here. Did you do the table yourself?

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thanks Whitney! It looks like Zinc, but it might be tin though. The table is from a line that I used to sell in my shop, before I closed it down. I love that it looks old and the metal on the top makes it nice and durable for in my craft room!

  7. Ooooh! PRETTY! I’m doing this campaign too, but I didn’t get the banner in my box! Nice!

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thanks Amy! Oh, I thought we all got the same stuff. Can’t wait to see what you make!

  8. Karen, this is so pretty! I love the turquoise paint and glitter letters.

  9. What a wonderful tutorial. I adore banner making, and this one is so unique Thanks for all of your hard work and all that you share with us. genie

  10. This banner is so pretty, Karen! Every single element is sweet, and combined all together is just stunning! The doilies might be my favorite part…but then again so is the painted burlap too! :)

  11. JaneEllen says:

    Wow, lots of feed back on that project. If I go to JoAnn’s to buy the ready made banner I’ll be sure to use a coupon. I have round doilies, glittered letters I got at HL on clearance. It would be nice not to have to measure and cut the burlap, (makes me itchy) and have the grommets already on. Great project Karen, so glad you shared it. Looks great in your room on your mirror. Love the color you painted the burlap.

    • Karen Watson says:

      Thanks JaneEllen! It does make it a lot easier with the burlap all precut and grommeted and all! Then you can just focus on the fun part of decorating and embellishing it!

  12. Very cute! Love how it looks with the glitter.

  13. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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