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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

{Valentine} Burlap Banner

Thanks so much for the feedback on my very serious Pelmet Situation yesterday! If you haven't weighed in, I'd love to hear which option you like best!

This week I'll be showing you the fruits of my labor from our week in captivity. Since we couldn't leave the house, we were forced to get really creative using only supplies we could scrounge up. The first thing I came across was the leftover scrap of burlap from the DIY Burlap Placemats. Using craft paint, a glue gun and some jute string, we whipped up these sweet little banners.

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Three easy steps:

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  1. Cut a pile of triangles
  2. Paint your design using craft paint (I added a scooch of Fabric Medium to mine so the paint wouldn't crack when it dried). Be sure to put something underneath because the paint bleeds through the large weave in the burlap.
  3. Once the paint dries, hot glue jute string to the back of each triangle (and clean your grout if you choose to photograph on the floor, geez!)
I simply tied the banner to the end of my son's bed for a sweet, but subtle, sentiment:

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Oh, and you might want to figure out where you'll hang it BEFOREHAND, so you can pre-measure the length for that space. I ended up with a really long banner and had to cut it up for two different spots. So the piano was treated to a small banner as well...perhaps it will make practice time less of a beating battle.

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Somehow the burlap and jute keep this project from being nauseatingly-manufactured-holiday-sweet.

And some of you already noticed, but I finally took the dive into Social Media and started a Hi Sugarplum! page on Facebook. I don't know why, or what I'll do with it, but I'll think of something. Promise.

23 comments:

  1. i love this!!! soo cute! i love where you hung it, too!

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  2. So cute - we dont do valentines decorations in the Uk - not sure why!! xo

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  3. So cute!!! I don't normally do Valentine's decorations but this is really sweet. You're so crafty girl!!

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  4. Aw, I love the mini banner for the piano! Very cute! ...and yay for fb...I "liked" you! :)

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  5. your kids must love you. i was always jealous of the kids whose mom decorated for every holiday. you are quite a superstar!

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  6. LOVES IT! I was thinking the same thing too, that the jute/burlap texture gives it boutique feel.

    Could I just come over & get crafty w/ y'all the next time we have a snowday? I can bring wine, snacks, & a hairy dog.

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  7. Super cute {like you}. You were very productive in your "crafternoons". xoxo

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  8. What a great way to use all the extra pieces!

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  9. Love the banners! I like the crosses hanging above your piano. I have a dear friend who collects them as well.

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  10. Yours came out GREAT too!!! When I made mine, I painted the triangles on paper plates because the paint does tend to bleed through. Great job. Sweet, but not icky sweet :)

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  11. That banner is too cute! You are always impressing me with your crafty skills!

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  12. When are you opening up shop and selling some of these fun things?!? seriously.

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  13. Agreed...much better to use the more textured materials and avoid the icky sweetness! I tried to go to the facebook page and it wasn't working! Stupid FB...(c:

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  14. Twitter, facebook page...ah! What's next? (:

    Cute banner! I need to do something here to spice it up for Valentine's day!

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  15. very cute! i'm obsessed with bunting flag banners!!

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  16. Super cute! And I am loving your cross wall.

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  17. I love burlap, and this would be a great way to use of the 7 yards I now have on hand!

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  18. love the burlap decor but i love love the cross wall! how is it that i miss all of these fab places aroudn your house! we want a house tour! we want a house tour!

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. xoxo, cass

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