Pinterest Find: Burlap Banner

I love the adorable burlap banners that have been popping up on the blogs recently!  I have seen them used as signs for candy bars, as thank you signs, to designate the newlywed’s chairs at the reception or just as a focal point on an otherwise blank wall.  If you are doing a rustic elegance wedding, it is a great way to bring some of that rustic feel to the table (or wall or chair – sorry, couldn’t resist!) without going too overboard with the burlap!

I saw the super cute tutorial for this banner pinned on Pinterest and followed the link back over on Offbeat Bride:

Now if you’ve never worked with burlap, let me tell you a little secret – it’s a MESS to work with!  It frays, it sheds worse than my golden retriever when I am wearing all black!!  If you are going to cut burlap, do it outside and get some fray stop OR if you want an easier way, head over to JoAnn.com and buy these pre made/pre-finished flags!  This is also great for those of you who are a bit OCD like me about making sure everything is same size – I cannot cut things to be the same size for the life of me so this would be a good solution for me too!

They come in triangles and squares and will certainly save you time and all that mess along with helping to prevent OCD headaches!  You can paint or stencil them to customize them as well.

If you don’t have the time or aren’t feeling crafty, there are tons of shops on Etsy that sell burlap banners for weddings – a quick search on Etsy came back with 42 PAGES of results so you’ll probably find something you love!

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