DIY Burlap Banner tutorial


  • Burlap
  • Scissors
  • Fabric Glue or Glue Gun
  • Temporary Spray Glue
  • Acrylic Paint
  • No-Fray Spray
  • Marker
  • Measuring Tape
  • Twine or Rope
  • Stencils (make your own with the Silhouette Cameo)

First, before cutting, you want to spray your burlap with a no-fray spray. I used a gel which had to be applied to each flag once it was cut because I was out of spray. It was time-consuming and messy. Just stick with the spray, it’s worth it.

Next decide on the size of your banner. Each flag is 7 inches tall and 4.5 inches wide. And the triangle was cut about two inches deep. You could make them wider or shorter if you prefer.


I designed the stencil in the Silhouette Studio very quickly. I used the font AR Julian and cut the letters on white card stock. Each letter is about 2.25 inches.


Use spray glue to keep the stencil from moving around. For a temporary hold, spray the back of your stencil and let it sit a minute before sticking it to the burlap.


I used red and green acrylic paint for my letters.

Once you’ve painted all the letters, remove your stencil immediately. You don’t want it to dry on the burlap. Just be careful not to smudge any paint.


After the paint dried, I glued the burlap twine to the back of each flag.


You could use this as a photography prop or as a Christmas decoration for your home!


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