DIY: Burlap Name Banner

This is a cute and easy way to personalize a shower. This one is being used tonight for Aiden’s baby shower. Its a great keepsake and would be adorable hanging above his crib afterward.

All you need is burlap (enough for each letter of the name/word), a giant sharpie and some yarn. I started with precut burlap, but it would be just as easy to cut out shapes from a roll of burlap from a fabric store. 

With the sharpie, draw a letter on each piece. Since its a baby shower, I decided to go with all lower case letters.

Next, cut slits at the top of the burlap. You need to cut at least two, but could cut more if you want the yarn to weave through a few times.

String the yarn through the slits.

Voila! You are done!


74 thoughts on “DIY: Burlap Name Banner

  1. crimsonlocks says:

    This is really cute! I love the natural look of burlap. When you mentioned yarn, I first thought you were going to stitch the letters onto the burlap. I wonder how well that would work too? I might just have to try that. 🙂

  2. DesiValentine says:

    Very cute. I am always on the lookout for easy craft projects for my preschoolers, and this would be perfect for them! Letter recognition, some fine-motor development, and a built-in way for my older kids to help the littles put it all together. Love it!
    (I know the preschool set wasn’t your intended audience, but so many projects for the wee ones are far too cutesy). Great project!

  3. Sarah says:

    Super creative. When I was in London, they had tons of banners that they called bunting. I bought a few while I was traveling, but would love to make my own!

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