String up some burlap bunting

You know I love me some burlap. . . oh yes I do!

There’s just something about the rustic homespun quality of burlap that scream homely.

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Boy it’s come a long way from its origins in coffee and flour sacks. . . these days it is incorporated in a plethora of crafting and DIY projects.

And why not. . . it’s inexpensive, has a fabulous texture and is one of the most adaptable fabrics.

I love it coupled with my Christmas decorating and this year I’ve added some burlap bunting to my line up.

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It is so super quick and easy to make. . . and you can make it to fit any word . . . hmm, think of the possibilities!

Burlap Bunting

What you will need:


Pattern piece (see photo below),

Jute twine,

Sewing machine and normal sewing supplies (see note),

Note: you could sew the burlap pennants by hand.

Preparation: Save this template to your computer (right click and ‘Save As’). Open it in a word document and size accordingly. I made my pennants 18cm high.

Shabby Art Boutique Burlap Bunting Template


1. Start by cutting out your banner pennants using my pattern. Cut enough pennants to fit the number of letters in your word.

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1. Fold over the top tab and press in place with a steam iron.

2. Pop your pennants onto your jute twine and pin in place…. check your spacing and don’t forget to leave enough jute at the end to tie up your bunting.

3. Sew a seam across each pennant just below the jute twine in a co-ordinated coloured cotton.

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4. I use a stencil for quick lettering. This is a dry brush technique, so don’t wet your stencil brush first. Dip the brush in white paint and wipe most of it off on a scrap piece of paper towel. Position your stencil on the burlap pennant. Hold the brush upright and using an up and down motion, apply the paint to the stencil. When finished, remove stencil and wipe clean. Reposition stencil on next burlap pennant and continue stencilling the letters on.

Wasn’t that easy!!

Now you can hang burlap bunting anywhere and everywhere.

Okay. . . I’ve still got several meters of burlap. . . hmm, what will I make next?

I’ll be sharing my Christmas bunting with the link parties and these friends this week: French Country Cottage, The Vintage Farmhouse, 36th Avenue, Clean and Scentsible, Live Laugh Rowe, The DIY Dreamer, Transformation Thursday, At The Picket Fence, Nifty Thrifty Sunday.


  1. oops, I almost miss read that, I thought you said SEVEN meters! Now that would be a challenge!!Finding projects for that mush, love the creations here today, burlap has such a homey cozy look, I think its the texture , color thing it has going on.When we were first married I made drapes from Burlap because it was cheap, they lasted for years and you know,, they looked great!!No one knew they were burlap!!

  2. Love it! Thanks for the great tips, I would love to try making one for myself:)

  3. Like this,a must try I think. x

  4. Looks very welcoming Kerryanne.And I am sure you will come up with something wonderful for the rest of the burlap.

  5. There’s something about burlap that just shouts…home…snug…cosy.

    Love the stockings and the bunting is fab. Can’t wait to see what you do with the rest of the burlap.

    Toni xx

  6. This Bunting looks amazing… love the Idea..
    CLaire x

  7. I love burlap. Your stockings and bunting look so classy. Thanks for the template and instructions.

  8. very nice idea and so simple to make, love it!!!

  9. I love burlap too! Such a simply and sweet project!

  10. Love that idea and shall use it !
    xoxo from a grey PARIS to day

  11. Thanks for the tutorial! I’m planning on making some burlap bunting and this is just what I needed! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. Love it! I have tons of left over burlap from my daughter’s wedding. This is a great project for it!

  13. I love it!! Sharing at the party tonight~ thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!! 🙂

  14. Love your bunting…thanks for sharing it.


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    • hi there, thanks so much for all the tutorials. Im wondering what kind of paint you would use for this. Is there different paints for different fabrics or would acrylic paint work well on all fabrics. Thanks


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