Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Mantle Banner and Vase DIY


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
-sharpie
-paint ($1 from Hobby Lobby)
-twine ($3 from Meijer)
-scissors

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.
Fall Banner
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.
Burlap Fall Banner

Fall Decor
Banner DIY
Yes, I sat on my kitchen floor to do this project. My craft table did not have enough space. I laid my triangles out to see how the spacing worked. When you have it arranged how you like it, then hot glue around all the edges, including the twine in the crease. You can then being painting! I bought stencils from Hobby Lobby for the letters in all caps. The word "give", I free handed. I had to paint two coats and I used a cream color.
Fall Banner
Fall Burlap Banner
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?


55 comments:

  1. love the vase DIY!

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  2. i love this!! i am constantly thinking of what i can do with the tons of leftover wedding stuff i have!!

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    1. I love when i can reuse wedding things!

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  3. So cute! I also have tons of burlap left over from our wedding, so you bet that I will be trying this!

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  4. Cute, cute, cute. I am going to have to make myself one too.

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  5. I love this banner! Such a simple yet festive way to decorate!
    xx
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  6. Love these DIYs! Very easy to do but really brightens up the room. May have to do this myself since my house is lacking in the decorations department :)
    xo,
    Megan
    Bespeckled With Freckles

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  7. Those are such wonderful ideas! I especially love the banner, it looks so sweet and cute! :)
    I like these kind of DIY a lot, as those are such perfect pieces to bring fall into your home!
    Great post! :)

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    1. I completely agree! Thank you for the sweet comments!

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  8. I wish I had a mantel to decorate this with! One day!

    Erin Leigh
    alovelylyfe.blogspot.com

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  9. There is so much you can do with burlap! I feel like everyone always ignores Thanksgiving as a decorating Holiday but I love all your idea's they would be great for Turkey Day!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. I do too! Thanksgiving decorations can be left up so much longer!

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  10. what an adorable and simple DIY - thanks for sharing!

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  11. love love LOVE!! you'll be able to use these over and over again too. well done, lady love!!!
    xx
    elise

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    1. That's what I thought too! Thank you!

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  12. This is too cute!!! Fall & winter always make me wish we had a mantle and front porch to decorate.. but not too many apartments in Chicago come with either unfortunately!

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    1. Mine never came with one either. Now that I have one I'm going crazy with decorations for it!

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  13. I love how your burlap banner turned out! I have some left over from my wedding. I might just have to try this!

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  14. Your bunting looks great! Thanks for the step by step tutorial! Those vases look great too! You're so crafty!

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you could do it too!

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  15. What a great idea for a banner! It totally reminds me of Autumn. I guess my fall DIY would be to paint a few pumpkins to place around my apartment, but I might give this a go too. Thanks for your great DIY :]

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

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    1. It does make our house look like fall doesn't it? I'm sure you could do it too!

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  16. Oh my gosh, I LOVE that! I am moving the first week of November, though so I am trying not to add more stuff to my move :(. I think this is SO cute.
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  17. wow great idea for next month¡ nice post

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  18. Suuuuuuch cute decor! Definitely want to add the burlap banner to my DIY list.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Nicole, keepcalmandcocoon.blogspot.com

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  19. Ahhhh! I love this! My husband and I used one of these banners over the summer for our wedding. My plan was totally to make one, but I ended up buying it on Etsy because I couldn't figure out exactly how to do it. Thank you so much for sharing this! :)

    <3

    Kelly
    kellyinthecity.com

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    1. We made one for our wedding! I'm glad this helps! Thanks for the comments!

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  20. You are so artistic! That looks great on your chimney! :)

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  21. Love love love this! I'm so doing!!

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  22. This is such a great DIY and it turned out so great!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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