I finally finished this fall project I was working on - or should I say started it. It only took me an hour or two to finish, and I've had the supplies for about two weeks. I just finally got around to it. I am so glad that I did, because it looks great on our mantle!
You will need:
-burlap (free, leftover from the wedding)
-hot glue gun
-paint ($1 from Hobby Lobby)
-twine ($3 from Meijer)
I started first by cutting out a pattern. This will be a little different for each person because mantles are different sizes. You will then trace the pattern with a sharpie onto the burlap.
I used 8 triangles total. Make sure to put the "top" of your triangle at a crease. It will make your banner sturdier and easier to construct. Cut out all the triangles, and line them up on your twine with the twine in the middle layer.
And viola! You have your finished product! You can really use any phrase that you would like, I just picked "give thanks!" because it can stay up during Thanksgiving too.
I hold my banner up on the mantle with two heavy vases from Bed, Bath, and Beyond.
The pumpkins are from Target in the dollar section - great deal! And the pine cones are from the Christmas department. They were even scented which smell amazing! I tied a burlap bow and ta-da! I did both vases for $16 total. I plan to fill the vases with Christmas ornaments in December.
What are your fall DIYs?