Everyday Home Decor Crafts

Painted Burlap Pennant Banner

In this post: How to make a painted burlap banner for everyday decor or parties and celebrations. Budget-friendly!

Last fall we shared our crazy simple DIY fall burlap banner. Let me just say for the record (again!) that I am a big fan of burlap. Like LOVE it. Only not for pillows or chairs or anything I have to touch often. I prefer cozy for that. But I love how burlap looks. Anyway (focus woman!), since it’s obviously not fall in the northern hemisphere anymore I needed a new something to put up on the hutch. Oh burlap….Ta-da!

painted burlap banner


I love the texture, the pale aqua colour and the super subtle white letters with a wee bit of glitter.  Can you see it?

Sweet burlap aqua love!

Painted Burlap Pennant Banner


  • about 1/4 to 1/2 metre of burlap
  • jute or hemp string in desired length
  • Martha Stewart by Plaid Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Sea Lavendar
  • Martha Stewart by Plaid Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic Craft Paint in Summer Linen
  • Martha Stewart Crafts Coarse Glitter in Crystal
  • Stencil Brushes
  • Martha Stewart by Plaid Monogram Serif Alphabet stencil
  • napkins or a paper plate

You can also get everything in our easy Home Made Lovely Painted Burlap Pennant Banner Kit!!!



Step 1.
Measure out and cut four pennant pieces. Ours were about 4″ x 8″ rectangles, with triangles cut out of one short side.

Step 2.
Using the zigzag setting on your sewing machine and folding the burlap over the string about a half an inch, sew each pennant to the string, spacing evenly. (Not shown).


Step 3.
Place the banner on some newspaper or something that can get paint on it (because the paint will bleed through the burlap). Pour some Sea Lavendar paint onto napkins or a paper plate. Dab the large stencil brush in the paint and then onto each pennant piece. Repeat for desired coverage. Let dry – or help along with a blow dryer.

Step 4.
Place stencil letter centered on pennant. Using small stencil brush and Summer Linen paint, dab through letter stencil onto burlap.

Step 5.
Immediately, while Summer Linen paint is still wet & stencil is still in place, sprinkle Coarse Glitter over stencil just so the letter gets all glammed up with glitter. Let dry.

Repeat Step 4 & 5 for a total of 2 X’s and 2 O’s.

It’s totally hard to see in pictures, but do you like the subtle hit of aqua? How about the wee bit of glitter?


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  1. Hey guys- I don’t know why- but your post/party hasn’t popped up in my browser today. I wonder if it’s a problem with blogger or you site. But wanted you to know!
    Thanks for hosting friends!
    xo Becca

    1. Hmm. I posted at a different time than normal. I hope it works itself out! Thanks for letting me know!

  2. As soon as I saw your banner I knew it had to have been crafted using your amazing box of goodies! Love banners! I linked one up, too. Can’t wait to see more projects with all the products from your haul 🙂

  3. We are of like minds! I have been painting burlap like crazy for the past couple of weeks. I have been using burlap in every project that I am doing. Just last night, as I was working on a burlap banner of my own (remarkably similar to yours!) my youngest daughter asked me, “Mom, do you think you could make a whole house out of burlap?” Given enough burlap and hot glue, I just might! Beautiful blog!

  4. OH! Wow. Found your banner post and my next project. LoVe, LOvE, L0vE the painted burlap banner. Thank you.