Fall mantel and burlap banner tutorial


It’s time to share another fall project! I just love this time of year! Sighh…

Today I’m going to be sharing a burlap fall banner tutorial that I made for my mantel this year. Lowes challenged their creators this month to makeover their mantel and I had a lot of fun decorating! I wanted to create something simple, yet elegant. Here’s what I came up with. And yes– I am so symmetrical! I cannot break this habit. ;) Pumpkins on candlesticks, flowers, and this fun and easy burlap grateful banner. It is super easy and inexpensive to make!

burlap fall banner


  • Banner template (free download HERE)
  • Scissors
  • Stencil
  • Paint and brush
  • Jute or twine
  • Hot glue gun


fall banner tutorial

1. Print out your template and then cut out the flag. Then you can trace onto burlap. Then cut out your flags. You could also free hand this as well.

2. Stencil on your letters with a stencil brush and paint. Tip: Dab the brush onto a paper towel before brushing it onto the fabric so the paint doesn’t go on too thick.

3. Hot glue a piece of jute across the top of the flags.

4. Tie the ends with lace and hang up on your mantel.

Super simple and festive fall banner!


fall burlap banner

So I’m curious… have you put up any fall decorations yet?


Lowes Creative Ideas

And a big thanks to Lowe’s for partnering with me on this post!  If you want even more inspiration, check out the projects by other Lowe’s Creators or download the Lowe’s Creative Ideas app on the iphone and ipad.  Also, for even more inspiration consider following Lowe’s on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram.

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Sandy posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:32 am (#

    I can’t click on the “Here” button for the free download :(

  2. Kelly posted on October 3, 2013 at 10:56 am (#

    You can’t click on the “here” for the banner template. I so want to make this! It’s perfect for my fall mantel.

  3. Maria posted on October 3, 2013 at 2:19 pm (#

    Cant access banner template

  4. Crystal posted on October 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm (#

    Love the burlap banner! Love the font use chose. It looks so elegant!!

    • Jamielyn posted on October 4, 2013 at 1:32 am (#

      Thanks Crystal, you are so sweet! :)

  5. Lisa posted on October 5, 2013 at 1:11 am (#

    Again, great project! Looks wonderful- I can’t wait to get started. Thanks Jamielyn for you generosity & creativity.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2013 at 1:09 pm (#

      Thanks for your comment Lisa! I hope your banner turns out well! :)

  6. kristina posted on October 6, 2013 at 5:48 pm (#

    I love the lettering! Where did you find the stencil at?

    • Jamielyn posted on October 8, 2013 at 1:57 pm (#

      I found it at Michael’s!

  7. Lindsey posted on September 1, 2014 at 10:56 pm (#

    I love this! Can’t wait to make it!!!! Do you know how much burlap you bought to make this?

    • Jamielyn posted on September 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm (#

      Hi Lindsey! I bought a quarter of a yard, but you could probably get away with only buying 1/8 of a yard!

  8. Tracy posted on September 9, 2014 at 6:48 pm (#

    Love the burlap banner! I plan on using the template for my wedding next month!

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 10:56 pm (#

      Thanks Tracy! This would look wonderful in a wedding with different words! :)

  9. Nicole posted on September 11, 2014 at 11:02 am (#

    Did you do anything to the edges to prevent fraying? 

    • Jamielyn posted on September 20, 2014 at 11:07 pm (#

      Hi Nicole! I didn’t, but you could modge podge the edges or sew around it! :)