Reversible Burlap Banner: The Finishing Touch

Reversible No Sew Burlap Banner Tutorial Part 2Welcome to Day 3 of The Scoop On Creating a Handmade Christmas! I’m one of 25 bloggers who will be sharing something handmade in a way that’s easy and fun to do. Making something by hand, one at a time and from scratch, has become sort of a lost art. Life is busy and finding time to create a handmade item is difficult to say the least. Hopefully you will be inspired by all of us and find something that you want to try your hand at. That is our hope. 

Today I’m sharing Part 2 of a Reversible Burlap Banner tutorial I posted a few months ago. Here is the end result of Part 1.

Reversible Fall Christmas BannerNow it’s time to flip it over and finish off the raw edges. I had already stenciled the word “Believe” on the reverse side of “Harvest” so that step was taken care of. 

Reversible Fall Christmas Banner

Here’s what you do next. You can see the raw edges in picture No. 1. Cut a piece of ribbon or any sort of trim about two inches wider than each pennant. That way you will have about an inch of overhang on each side. With a hot glue gun or good quality fabric glue, attach the ribbon to the pennant making sure to cover the raw edge. 

Reversible Burlap Banner Tutorial Part 2After all your pieces of ribbon are glued on the pennants, carefully trim the edge of each side as marked in picture No. 3. Also…make sure NOT to cut the twine that’s stringing the banner! I had a very close call but managed to just miss it. That’s it! Stand back and survey your handmade goodness. 

Christmas Reversible Burlap BannerIf you never got around to making the banner in Part 1 here is the link again: Reversible Burlap Banner. Instead of doing a Fall and Christmas banner you could do a Christmas and Spring one! Just a thought…I know Spring feels like a million years away. 

Have a lovely Sunday…see you next week!

Christmas Tree Signature copy