Create a simple, rustic DIY Pumpkin Banner perfect for Autumn using buffalo check burlap and a free template!
Hello! Today I’m sharing a new banner perfect for autumn – a pumpkin banner using buffalo check burlap! I love this banner because you can leave it up through Halloween and Thanksgiving and best of all – it is easy to make! While shopping at Joann’s for Halloween costume supplies, I found this roll of orange buffalo check burlap on sale. I love buffalo check! It feels so cozy and reminds me so much of fall and winter. I grabbed it and decided to use it on a new banner!
I found some orange felt, twine and tiny clothespins in my craft stash and threw this banner together. The twine goes so well with the burlap and was perfect for making cute little bows for each pumpkin. The tiny clothespins are perfect for banners because they allow you to move things around and are a quick and simple way to attach things. The free template can be found at the end of this post :)
- Free template – located at the end of this post in blue
- Buffalo check burlap – I found a roll on sale at Joann Fabrics
- Orange felt
- Orange embroidery floss and needle
- Mini clothespins – I’m using Recollections from Michaels
- Pen/pencil for tracing
Step One: Print out the free template and cut it out. (Template is located at the end of this post in blue). Use the template to cut pumpkins from the orange felt. Make as many pumpkins as you want!
Step Two: Use the felt pumpkin shapes to cut the burlap. The burlap will be layered over the felt. I lined up the buffalo check burlap so a square was centered on each pumpkin but tried to keep each pumpkin a little different. Since I knew these pumpkins would be hanging side-by-side, I made sure the rows were all hitting the pumpkins at the same spot.
Step Three: Use orange embroidery floss to stitch the burlap to the felt for each pumpkin. I used three stands and a simple running stitch.
Step Four: Add a twine bow to the top of each pumpkin! I stitched it in place using my orange embroidery floss.
Step Five: Once all of the pumpkins are finished, you can attach them to a length of twine using the mini clothespins! I picked out the copper colored ones from my metallic set and used those.
All finished! I hung ours on our mantle with some of our other Halloween decorations and love how sweet it looks.
I’ve started working on my children’s Halloween costumes and am hoping to share them soon! :)
Download DIY Pumpkin Banner Template.pdf
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