The Shady Porch: Thankful Burlap Bunting for Thanksgiving

11.12.2011

Thankful Burlap Bunting for Thanksgiving

Since I started blogging, I have seen so many cute bunting projects. I can honestly say, I've never used bunting in my home decorating before. My decorating style is most assuredly eclectic; it expresses my taste and meets my budget, too. The bunting as decoration seems to fit both criteria, so I thought I would give it a go!
Thankful Burlap Bunting for Thanksgiving
Thankful Burlap Bunting
I love burlap for fall, and, since I had plenty on hand, I chose to use it to make my bunting. I opted to go the easy route with the lettering since I don't have stencils with the fonts I like for this project (and I'm not confident enough to free hand it!). Therefore, I turned to Power Point, yet again, and simply printed out the letters from the clip art library.

Next, I Mod Podge'd the printed sheets, both back and front. Once it dried, I went over the lettering with a bright orange paint pen to give them brighter contrast to the muted burlap. Finally, I glued the letters to the burlap flags.

I'm going to tell on myself...I worked on this yesterday and felt really good about it. Last night, I asked the hubby how he thought I should attach my new project to the mantel and, as I did, I unfurled it to show him, and lo-and-behold, I had glued the letters on backwards. Yep!
It said, L-U-F-K-N-A-H-T! The hubby was a sweetie, as always, and simply said, "bless your heart." That is when I both laughed and cried. How on earth did I manage to do that? Still wondering...
Nevertheless, I am glad I was able to fix it and no harm, no foul; in the big scheme of things. 
I have much to be T-H-A-N-K-F-U-L for!

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D SteppAbout D Stepp
D is a lifestyle blogger who shares recipes, craft ideas, gardening information, and DIY projects from her home in Kentucky. D is the author of two blogs : The Shady Porch, which features easy-to-make recipes along with tips and tales from a home gardener, and Craft-D-ness, which displays a wide range of arts and craft ideas and DIY projects. She is the co-author of Bosco's Sammiches. Click here if you would like to follow D via, Twitter and Facebook.