Monday, November 18, 2013

2 Thanksgiving Felt and Burlap Banner

Thanksgiving is upon us... the season to be Grateful for all the blessing in our lives. What could be more special than to decorate my home with a

I decided to create a Burlap and Felt Banner to complement my Festive Decor.
I love creating projects using Burlap, but working with this material can sometimes be scary for its Fray like qualities. I remedy this problem by fusing the burlap with a great Fusible Web product, Steam-A-Seam2, which allows a temporary hold to both the applique and background materials until the final pressing.

  • Felt Sheets: Fall Colors (Golden Rod, Olive, Cocoa Brown, Tan, Orange, Bright Yellow) or colors of your choice
  • 1/2 yard Burlap
  • Embroidery Floss: Brown, Dark Green
  • Buttons: 13 - 1/2"
  • Templates: Flags, Acorns, Letters. Download the Flags and Letters templates HERE, HERE, and HERE.
  • Freezer Paper
  • Plain white printer paper
  • Masking Tape
  • Double Stick Fusible Web: Steam-A-Seam2
  • Super Tacky Glue


Freezer Paper Sheets:

1. Cut 4 sheets of Freezer Paper that is just slightly smaller than your printer paper sheets.
Tape the freezer paper, shiny side down onto your printer paper sheet at each corner using the masking tape.

Load your freezer paper into the printer paper tray. I loaded mine facing down. You might want to check your printer loading directions. Remember: you want to print onto the freezer paper only. Print the Large flags and Letters using the Templates.


2. Press the large Flags Freezer Paper sheets shiny side down onto 3 sheets of felt using a warm iron-no steam. Cut out your flags along the tracing lines. Set aside.

3. Using the small Flag template and following the Steam-A-Seam2 manufacturing directions; trace and stick the small flags onto the Burlap. Cut your flags along the tracing lines.

4. Fuse the small burlap flags onto the large felt flags.

5. Attach two flags by overlapping the top corners and sewing a button using the Dark Green embroidery floss. Continue overlapping and sewing until all 10 flags are attached.

6. Cut your Freezer Paper letters 1/4" roughly around the shape. Press each letter onto your choice of color felt using a warm iron-no steam. Cut your felt letters following the tracing lines.

7. Glue each letter to the Burlap side of the flags. Let dry completely.


8. I found my Acorn Template online and traced it twice on a small piece of Freezer Paper.
I then pressed the freezer paper shiny side down onto the tan and brown felt. Finally, I cut the pattern pieces along the traced lines.

9. Overlap each acorn top to the bottom and stitch around the edge and inside using the brown embroidery floss and the running stitch. Sew a button in the middle of each acorn top.

10. Using a button and the dark green floss; attach each completed acorn to the first and last flag. Create a small loop using the brown floss by sewing behind each Acorn to hang the banner.

I love how my Banner turned out. The Burlap gives the Banner a Rustic feeling of the Fall Season. The accent of the Felt Letters and Acorns compliment the Burlap Flags beautifully.

The use of Freeze paper makes it easier to cut the felt patterns more accurately, not to mention the ability to load it right into the printer tray without jamming it.... Amazing!!!

I hope you give this tutorial a try.

Have a Blessed and Bountiful Thanksgiving.

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  1. Love it, and even though I'm not from the US because we lived there in the past I often do a Thanksgiving meal so I think I might tackle this next year. Dropping in from via Titus 2 Tuesdays blog hop.

  2. This is SUCH a cute craft! I really love the burlap. You made a simple banner really special. Great job!

    If you have time we would totally love it if you would come link up at the Blog Strut!

    Hope to see you there!

    Have a fabulous day,
    My Personal Accent


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