Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Easy Fall Pennant Garland

Hi Friends!

I am so excited that fall is just around the corner! Are you? It's probably my favorite season, so I decided to make the first fall craft of the year. It's still warm here, and we won't be seeing cool temperatures until probably October, but by then, it will be time to start decorating for Halloween. This is also the first fall that I have a mantel to decorate, so I made this easy fall pennant garland to hang over the mantel.


fall pennant garland made from printed burlap, wooden letters, craft clothespins, and twine

This pennant garland was so easy to make, and I already had the materials on hand. To make your own fall garland, you'll need:

  • Twine
  • Burlap ribbon
  • Wooden letters
  • Mini clothespins
  • glue
  • Scissors
  • Craft paint
  • Paint brush
I had some of this pretty printed burlap ribbon that was left over from my sunflower wreath makeover, so I decided to use it to make the pennants. First, I cut four triangles from the ribbon.


paint wood letter f yellow with foam brush

I already had some wooden letters, and I painted them a mustard-yellow color. I thought this color would look nice against the black print on the burlap.



I used a tiny bit of hot glue to attach the letters to the burlap. The edges of the burlap are slightly frayed, but I think this makes the triangles more rustic looking. Plus, the garland will fit with the rustic mantel decor I'm working on.


hot glue wood letters to burlap

To complete the garland, I cut some twine, and then I simply attached the triangles to the twine with colored mini clothespins. 


burlap flags attached to twine with mini colored clothespins

I used both yellow and red clothespins because I thought this would add a little pop of color to the garland. And, these colors remind me of fall leaves, which we don't see too often here in the desert!
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printed burlap triangles with word fall spelled from wood letters

Wasn't this an easy craft?! I can't wait to show you how the garland looks on the mantel! I'm not entirely done with the mantel, but I used the garland as part of another decoration, and I think it looks great so far.

Have you started crafting or decorating for fall yet? Do you go all out, or do you keep it simple? Inquiring minds would love to know! 

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you'll keep coming back to see a little bit of fall in the desert!

Dee :)

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21 comments:

  1. What a wonderful easy and fun early autumn craft,

    Dee! Well done, ma'am!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Michele! I'm all about easy crafts, and this was quick too! :)

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  2. I for one can't wait for fall. I doth know why it's my favorite season. Maybe because it's going to get cold & there's something pretty to look at for 3 months. So cute!

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    1. Around here, fall means an end to triple digits, and that is definitely cause for a celebration! :)

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  3. Nice garland :) Here in NC everyone runs to the mnts to see the changing colors of the leaves. Beautiful! I imagine cooler temperatures in the desert are nice too!

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    1. We went up north for a day last year, and it was so much fun to see the leaves changing. The kids had a blast! :)

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  4. Oh my goodness this looks so cute and it seems easy enough for me to accomplish! Stopping in to say g'day! I pinned this and followed you on Pinterest!

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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    1. Thanks so much, Jennifer. I stopped in to see you too! Enjoy the weekend! :)

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  5. Really cute and such a nice color combo!!

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  6. G'day and thanks for sharing at the #SayGdayParty! How cute!
    Please make sure to stop by if you haven't already and visit some other people also attending the party and would be great if you could answer one of my questions or two! Thank you! Cheers! Joanne

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  7. Very creative and cute. Got to get in the mood to start decorating. All these post are getting motivated.

    Cathy <;)

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    1. Thanks, Cathy! I'm loving all of the fall posts out there too! :)

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  8. Too cute!! Love that fall is here! Would love it if you shared this at our Motivational Monday party going on right now. {http://www.burlapandbabies.com/2014/09/motivational-monday-13.html}

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  9. This garland is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your post at the Say G'day Saturday linky party. I am featuring you at my Friday Favorites post this week.

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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    1. Thanks so much, Natasha! That made my day! :)

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  10. Thanks for linking this up to The Southern Special! I'm pinning it to the link up's Pinterest board. I hope you stop by again!
    Cate from Random Crafty Georgia Girl

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  11. SO Cute! Love how simple it is too! Thanks for linking up at Motivational Monday!

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  12. Now that is too cute and simple! I love that you made it out of ribbon instead of spending an hour cutting burlap fabric and stiffening it with mod podge (which I hate doing....lol) Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I've never done the Mod Podge technique before, but I don't think I would have the patience for that. :)

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  13. Hi Dee,
    I love this easy but fun project. It is so adorable. You will be one of my features at The Southern Special. I love it. Thanks you so much for linking up.

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  14. Hi Dee, I love this, adorable! It will be one of the featured links tomorrow on The Southern Special.
    Dawn
    Spatulas On Parade

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