Is there any fabric hotter than burlap right now? I can't think of one, at least in the craft world. Recently a rep from BurlapFabric.com contacted me about creating a craft with some of their products in exchange for a blog post, and I was all over that! I invited my crafty friend Lisa Longlois over and we came up with two spring garlands after perusing Pinterest and using some of our own ideas:
I've wanted to make something like this for a while. Let me point out something about these triangular pieces from BurlapFabric.com that made this project so easy: they are pre-cut, pre-strung and coated on the back so they won't fray or lose their shape. Simply cutting triangular shapes from a piece of burlap fabric would be a little more challenging, because of the nature of the fabric and its tendency to fray. You can order the triangular pieces HERE.
To make my banner, I added various bits of vintage crochet to jazz it up. A while ago, I collected several pieces of crochet bits and dyed the pieces different colors with Rit dye. I now have various colored crochet lace for crafting, rather than just white, ecru and cream.
Some other pieces in this group are vintage variegated pink and peach crochet I've taken off old pillowcases that were stained. I like to salvage pretty crochet whenever I can:
I used hot glue to apply to lace to the burlap pieces. Using acrylic craft paint, I stenciled the word "Spring" on the banner. I glued a few vintage yoyos to the triangle points as a final embellishment. I sell vintage yoyos for crafting in my Etsy shop.
Lisa made her carrot banner by painting the triangular pieces with orange craft paint. She used a chip paint brush, finding that a sponge brush wasn't very effective. Using hot glue, she bunched up some green burlap ribbon, which you can buy HERE, and attached it to the back of the triangles.
Our finished banners: