Remember, how I said it was Mantel Season ? Well, it’s mantel season! And that means it’s time for some St. Patrick’s Day burlap bunting. Whoop. Whoop.
On Valentine’s Day, I put all my Valentine’s Day decor in its bin, and started moving onto March. I know it’s only February, but I’m ready for Spring and GREEN!
Today during naptime, I whipped up a quick NO-SEW burlap bunting. I didn’t even bother to clean up the mess of craft time with the boys or the basket of toys dumped all over the place.. Just keepin’ it real for you!
Anywho.. this bunting is super easy, super fast, and super cute… You will notice this trend with most of my projects.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Burlap (the yardage depends on the amount of flags making. I used scraps. But, I’d say a 1/4 yard)
- Jute, Twine, or some type of string or ribbon
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Paint Brushes
- Craft Paint (I used white and green)
Here’s what you’ll do:
Step One- Determine the size and shape of your bunting and create a template. I chose a triangle with a 7 inch base.
Step 2: Cut your Flags
Step 3- Decide what you want on your bunting.. I wanted a St. Patrick’s Day Bunting, so I went with “KISS ME.” I don’t like even numbers (not because I’m superstitious, but because my mom says groups of things look better in odd groupings, and she’s always right. Oh, Heeyyy, Mom!) so I put a little shamrock in there, for good measure.
Step 4: Get your Paint On! Now, you can use a stencil, or place the text you want to paint under the burlap and trace it, or you can free hand it. I just went for it and painted my letters. But, the shamrock was a different story. I traced a shamrock I had floating around. If I didn’t have a shamrock floating around, I probably would have printed off one to trace underneath the burlap, but I’m lucky like that…
Step 5- Hang your string/jute/ribbon/whatever you are using to hang this bunting. Because this was a No-Sew Bunting (just like my paper bag bunting ) I wanted to hang my string, glue my little pennants/flags on location as I would not be able to adjust afterward.
Step 6- Glue your flags. I just put a line of hot glue at the top of the burlap and folded it over the string.
DONE AND DONE!
Check out my March Mantel!