I’m Emily from 52 Mantels and I’m so happy to be here today, sharing the tutorial for my scrappy Fall banner! And, if you want the rest of the details from my Fall Mantel, you can check out today’s post on my site.
You might be wondering about my blog name. 52 Mantels comes from a personal challenge I gave myself when I started my blog- to change my mantelscape every week for 52 weeks. Prior to that, I suffered from a bad case of the mantel blahs. I needed some motivation to get creative with my mantel decor. So, every week for an entire year, I swapped my decor around. I’ll be honest, I was majorly burned out after those 52 weeks! So, now I only swap my mantel decor out with the changing seasons and at holidays. You know, like a sane person ;).
When I do change my decor around, I like to create new things to keep it interesting. Enter this scrappy Fall banner. It was so easy to make, and inexpensive, too! I started with one of those fabric-covered chipboard album kits from the dollar bins at Michaels. These were perfect because they came with 4 pieces and already had holes. Plus, they have a fun linen texture on the front. Want to make your own? Keep reading!
Scrappy Fall Banner
Fabric covered chipboard album (with 4 pieces)
Mod Podge in matte finish
Scrap fabric pieces
Alphabet stencils spelling “FALL”
1) Gather your supplies 2) Pick 4 fabrics scraps and place a stencil letter backwards on the backside of each piece of fabric. Trace and cut out. 3) Paint a bit of Mod Podge on the chipboard, where you want your letter 4) Place one letter on each chipboard and paint Mod Podge over it 5) Paint Mod Podge over entire chipboard surface 6) When the Mod Podge dries, place the banner pieces on a length of jute. I doubled the jute for extra texture. 7) Cut out 15 pieces of fabric scraps, each about 2″ by 5″. 8) Tie each piece of fabric on the jute, between the banner pieces. A simple knot will due! I tied 5 pieces between each section of banner, for a total of 15. 9) Hang banner on your mantel!
This really is a simple and inexpensive project! I hope you give it a try.
Come visit me sometime at 52 Mantels!
52 Mantels is a blog about all things home including occasional mantel makeovers, easy DIY projects, seasonal crafts and simple recipes! I’m blessed to be the stay-at-home mother to one adorable little girl and the lucky wife to an ever-supportive hubby (who puts up with my endless projects!).