‘Luck’ Bunting Tutorial

I love the look of burlap. You can manipulate it to your liking and adapt it to all types of decor. I had found some wire rimmed burlap ribbon at Costco in the fall with the intentions of using it in our Christmas decor and well, it didn’t happen! What I did do is use it to make the Love bunting for our Valentines mantel and also for the Luck bunting that I shared yesterday in our Irish inspired mantel.

Love Mantel5

Wanna know how to make your own? Check it out!

You will need:

  • 4 lengths of burlap or fabric (whatever you wish to use) – I cut mine at 6″ long
  • Baker’s twine
  • Scissors
  • Glue Gun
  • Craft paint in the color of your choice and a paint brush


Lay a strip of glue 1/4″ down from the top of the burlap. I lucked out with my ribbon, there were lines that you could see running through so that’s what I used as a guide for my glue. Cut your piece of Baker’s twine the length of the area in which you are wanting to hang it from. Leave a few inches on either end to make a loop with. I folded my string in half and marked the center. From there I glued a piece of burlap on either side of the center line. I only had four pieces that I was wanting to use so I made sure not to glue the burlap directly on the center line. You’ll be making the banner from the inside moving outwards, I left 1/4″ space between each piece. You can space yours as much or as little as you like.


Once you’ve glued the string across, put a bead of glue down both outer edges and fold your burlap over. ┬áThis will be the backside of your bunting.


Once you’ve finished glueing all your pieces, flip it over and decide whether you’ll want to leave a straight edge or making it angled like I did. I used a lighter to singe the edges once I had cut it to prevent it from wanting to fray. Paint your letters on each piece and add more embellishment if you’re wanting to. I added a gold strip across the top. The gold blends in with the burlap but when the sun catches it, you definitely notice it! Make a loop on either end in order to hang it from where you want. It’s subtle and simple but adds just the right touch to the rest of our mantel.



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