Guest Post: Burlap Banner Tutorial with Newlyweds on a Budget

First off let me introduce myself, my name is Kari and I blog over at Newlyweds on a Budget
My husband and I moved into married student housing complete with cinder block walls and a tiny oven. Even though I have to stay on a pretty tight budget I love crafting, decorating, and re-doing furniture. 
When Marissa asked for guest bloggers to participate in her totally awesome Hunger Games series I jumped at the chance! Some people say I’m a little obsessed interested in the Hunger games and I was so excited to be apart of this series. 
So I’m here to show my new Hunger Games sign. Here’s what you’ll need:
-Exacto Knife
-Foam Board
-Orange, Black, and Yellow Paint
To start off-use the Hunger Games Font and print off whatever saying you want to use. Then using your Exacto knife cut out the letters.
Then cut out your burlap into shapes you want to use on your banner-I just went with the traditional square. Using the template and black acrylic paint, paint the letters on the burlap. 

I really love to embrace the imperfections in my projects. For example-I accidentally did the M a little close to the side but don’t mind how it turned out.

Then to step it up a notch-I took some foam board I had on hand and used a mixture of yellow and orange paint. This part was a lot of fun-once again I didn’t really want it to be perfect and I loved expressing my “abstract artist side”. Okay let’s be honest-I don’t have an abstract artist side but it was fun anyway.
Then I took my burlap banner and just taped the banner onto the foam board. I like to think that the orange and yellow look kind of like fire-you know, to go along with the whole Girl on Fire thing. 
This awesome banner is now hanging out in my craft room-inspiring me every day. Thanks again to Marissa for having me over. I’d love to have you come check out the projects I do over at Newlyweds on a Budget
Just a reminder that there is still time to submit your Hunger Games Pots to the link party and enter these awesome giveaways and tune in tomorrow for our final giveaway from my personal favorite shop on etsy PrettyLittleCharmsUK . Click the text links above for details on each giveaway.


  1. Awesome project!

  2. Very nice! Love it!

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