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Monday, September 17, 2018

Autumn Mantel

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It’s been awhile since I made a good effort to decorate our mantel.
The last time was Christmas.
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Oh, I put up some decorations for Valentines day, Spring and Summer, but I didn’t really go all out.
Since I only have one storage tote of Fall decorations, I ordered several things.
This year I really wanted a pretty Fall banner, and if you stopped by last time, I showed you how I made it.
There will be a link at the end of the post



Let’s get to the Autumn Mantel
I already had quite a few supplies: clock, burlap ribbon, the supplies for the banner, candle holders, wreath, wheat and votives.
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The faux pumpkins, garland and faux sage floral are all available on Amazon. The links are below.Autumn mantel, fall mantel, pumpkins, white pumpkins, farmhouse, cottage, fall banner, autumn banner

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The banner turned out well and was simple to make.
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I hope you enjoyed our Autumn Mantel

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Pam

Stop by to see our 
Autumn Banner

Thursday, September 13, 2018

How To Make An Autumn Burlap Banner

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Amazon failed me.

I thought I could find a triangular burlap, bunting style  banner on Amazon to save me some time on my Fall decorating, 
but alas, I could not.
So after looking everywhere online, I set out to make my own banner.
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All the supplies needed in my craftroom:
Printer paper
Cardstock
Burlap
Burlap string
Glue gun and hot glue
Printer
Iron

To make the pattern for the triangle:
fold a piece of printer paper in half. Make a mark at the top 4” from the center and make the length 10 5/8” and draw a line from the 2 points.
At the widest part of the triangle, cut the corner back, from 5/8”, to make more of a diamond shape. This edge will be folded down to hold the string.

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Trace the paper pattern onto some cardstock or thick paper and cut out.
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Trace the cardstock pattern onto the burlap and cut out the triangles.
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Fold the tops down 5/8” down and press it with an iron.
Cut string to the length you need, plus about 36", and place the string under the folded burlap.
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Hot glue inside the fold.
*Tip: use a popsicle stick to press the fold while the glue is drying, so you don’t burn your fingers.
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Print out your letters on cardstock.
Cut another piece of cardstock about 3/8” smaller on all sides than the burlap triangle.
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Hot glue the printed cardstock onto the burlap.
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The finished banner!
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I’ll be sharing our mantel decorated for Fall next time.
Here’s a sneak peek:
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Hope you stop by next time.
Please say a prayer for all those in the path of hurricane Florence.
We’re expecting some wind and rain here in Charlotte, and hopefully our power will stay on.


Pam