I saw this cutie on Pinterest recently and it inspired me…..
Once again this was followed by a trip to Hobby Lobby, where as luck would have it they were having a 50% off sale on all of their Paper Studios products. This package of 4 burlap banners was normally $2.49 so only $1.25 on sale….that’s the kind of price I like, so I bought 2 of them!! You would think I have stock in that place or something, but I really don’t….I promise!!
The stencils were not on sale, but of course I had my 40% off coupon on my Hobby Lobby App so it went from $3.99 to $2.39.
I already had some black acrylic paint, a sponge brush, and some twine so I was in to this project for less than $5.00.
Once I got home and started rooting through some of the leftovers from The Hub’s 50th Birthday Party last November I also discovered that I still had some little squares of this polka dot burlap so I decided to incorporate it as well.
I didn’t think the lettering would show up well against the polka dots so I made 2 different banners and then overlapped them a bit when I put them up. Painting the letters on the plain burlap could not have been easier. I just put a tiny bit of paint on a paper plate, put the stencil where I wanted it and then used the sponge brush to dab on the paint.
Then I just used the biggest needle I had and stitched them together with the twine using a running stitch…I think that is what it is called anyway. I tied a knot at both ends to keep them from coming off and there you have it.
I’ll share more with you about the burlap topiary on Thursday. It is another left over from the big 5-0 party decorations. I put the first banners on the window box outside of my kitchen. I decided I liked it so much and I still had plenty of supplies so I made another for inside on the floating shelves between my dining room and living room.
Have a Great One All!!