We decided to decorate our screen porch for the Holidays this year. After adding a festive Christmas tree done up in red bead garland, white lights, red and gold mini bulbs, snowmen and Santa ornaments, the porch needed something else. So I created this fabulous Cork and Burlap Christmas Banner.
Our main Christmas tree is decorated with natural ornaments, most of which I’ve made over the years, so working with cork and burlap makes this Boho gal very happy!
You will need:
4 Cork Christmas Tree Tags or Cutouts
8 Cork Snowflake Tags or Cutouts
Burlap Banner on a Rope with 5 Triangles
Colored Burlap (Red and Green)
Burlap Letters (2 packs to spell “Merry”)
Acrylic Paints in Metallic Green and White
Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
1. I started with a pre-made burlap banner, but you can certainly make your own. My banner came with 12 triangles, so I cut it at 5. The rope on the banner was not adjustable, so I attached additional rope to make it long enough to hang the banner once completed. If you don’t want the rope knot to show, you can trim the banner rope back to behind the last triangle and then glue new longer rope onto the back of the banner.
2. I then cut 5-inch circles out of red and green burlap- 3 out of the green and 2 out of the red burlap.
3. Next, I gently painted the 4 cork Christmas tree and 8 cork snowflake tags on both sides with the acrylic paints. (Cork can be a little fragile to work with so you may want a few extra tags on hand).
4. When dry, I punched holes into the top of 4 cork snowflakes, top and bottom of the 4 Christmas trees and then JUST THE TOP of the remaining 4 snowflakes.
5. I assembled the painted cork snowflakes and Christmas trees onto rope mobile-style and then attached each set to the rope between the triangles of the burlap banner.
6. Next, I fired up my trusty glue gun to layer the burlap letters spelling “MERRY” and the green and red circles onto the burlap banner.
7. Once dry, your very Merry Christmas banner is ready to hang!
You can really create this Christmas banner for any Holiday by changing the cutouts and letters. For more fun, boho crafting ideas, click here!