The month of May also brought my daughters birthday! I used some of the similar colors from teacher appreciation because it ended up being the same week- turquoise and yellow. We did a pool party with pizza. I used the tissue poof balls, and paper flowers. I added new runners and decided to add a burlap Happy Birthday banner. I love how it turned out!
This sign was super easy to make and was a great addition to my birthday decor! I used a light/white burlap and black paint. I think this will be very versatile.
Step 1: Cut your burlap into rectangles. Mine were about 6 inches by 8 inches. (Be warned, burlap is messy)
Step 2: Taking the long side (that's 8 inches), fold over the burlap about 2 inches and iron flat. Your square should now look square (about 6 inches by 6 inches). Repeat for all of your rectangle pieces.
Step 3: Sew a straight line a quarter of an inch from the edge of the fabric that you've folded over. Repeat for all of the burlap squares. You want to have a casing that is about an inch and a half. This is where you are going to run the string through to hang it up. **If you don't sew, you could hot glue this piece down as well.
Step 5: Turn the burlap square over so the folded side that you've sewed down is facing down. Iron the letter/paper onto the Burlap square.
Step 6: Put your burlap squares onto a towel or cardboard or something that paint can bleed through onto. Carefully paint your letters.
Step 8: Take your string and feed through the pocket/casing you've made on your burlap squares. I attached a safety pin to the end of my string which made it easier to feed through the pockets.
You're done! You can do this with any word or phrase. I love my burlap banner!!