- Burlap - Hancock Fabrics 1 yard $3
- Ball of Twine - $7 at Wal-mart
- Freezer Paper - Wal-mart
- Ironing board
- Ink-jet Printer
- No-Sew stitching glue - $6 Hobby Lobby
- Cardboard "stencil" - Cardboard box from garage :-P
Preparing burlap for direct printing:
I took my burlap, freezer paper, iron & ironing board to prepare the burlap for direct printing. With the burlap ironed & flat on the ironing board, I took a piece of freezer paper, not too big, & laid it on top of the burlap - shiny side facing the burlap. On medium, NO STEAM, heat I ironed the freezer paper to the burlap. It takes a few minutes, but the freezer paper eventually sticks to the burlap - which is easily peeled off later.
With the magazine, I traced an 8x11 outline on the freezer paper, then cut out the outline of freezer paper/burlap. Your burlap is now ready to be fed through the printer for printing! I used a font called, "Bleeding Cowboy" that we intend to use for other wedding stationary.
Choose your wording on Microsoft Word, put the burlap/freezer paper in the printer like you would normal paper - pay attention to which way it needs to face to print on burlap, not freezer paper. Print! Peel off your freezer paper & TA-DA! You now have your printed burlap!
Assembly of Bunting:
I decided to do a shape different from the typical triangular bunting, especially since I needed a bit more room for the wordings. I took the flap of a cardboard box and cut out the shape of choice. I then used double sided tape & lined the edges of the cardboard to hold the burlap in place as I cut around the burlap edges. Take your twine & cut to desired length.
|My bunting in the original 8x11 form right after printing - prior to cutting them with the cardboard outline|
Using the No-Sew stitching glue, put a good amount on the burlap at the desired spot - I chose to do an inch below the top - and press the burlap onto the twine. The glue will seep through a bit & will be white, but it dries clear. :-) Give it a good 24 hours before handling to make sure the glue really sets. :-) Since we were going to be outside, I then glued a 2nd piece of burlap to the back of each individual bunting shape. This was to make the letters stand out better & to add weight to the light burlap in case of wind. THAT'S IT! Now enjoy your bunting masterpiece.
|The bottom right burlap you can see I have glued the twine 1in from the top, burlap in top right|
Keep in mind you could line your bunting with the twine, jewels, lace, etc. The options are endless!
|Bunting strung across our fireplace mantel until it was time to be used - hence the boo sign, this was back in October haha|
These two were worn by our adorable puppies! I braided the twine to make it easier to tie around their necks.
Check back to see the final photos taken by the wonderful photographer, Michelle Peyronet < click the link the check out her work! :-)