Father’s Day is coming up, and I thought it would be fun to send my Dad a burlap banner made with washers, burlap fabric and Aleene’s® Easy Squeeze Turbo Tacky Glue. Even if your Dad has everything he needs, he can always use a reminder that he’s loved, right? And I wanted a handmade gift that I could put in a priority envelope, and then ship it from California to Oklahoma. So this is perfect!
Here’s what you’ll need.
- Aleene’s Easy Squeeze Turbo Tacky Glue
- Burlap Fabric and Red Felt or Corduroy
- Metal Washers in 2 sizes
- Scissors, Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat
- Upholstery Needle
- Yarn and Twine
- Tassel Maker or Cardboard
Step One: Cut 5 triangles, 7 inches wide and 12 inches long from the burlap. Here’s a tip…. To prevent fraying, be sure that the selvage (finished edge) of the burlap is at the top of the triangles. Now cut a rectangle 7 x 12 inches from the burlap, and a 7inch heart from felt or corduroy.
Step Two: Glue around the edges of the heart and glue to the center of the burlap rectangle. Glue the washers onto the fabric to spell “WE” and “DAD”, making sure that the glue comes up around the edges of the washers to hold them securely. You can also squeeze additional glue around the edges after you have them all in place.
Step Three: Sew across the tops of the finished pieces to hold them all together, using a large upholstery needle and yarn.
Step Four: Make tassels. Of course, I simply had to add tassels to my Father’s Day Banner! Wind yarn 20 times around the 4-inch tier of the PattieWack™ Tassel Maker.
Tie it at the top, bind the neck, cut the bottom and pull off the tool.
And it looks pretty cool to bind the neck with heavy twine. Follow the photos to loop, wind, insert, pull and then trim for a perfectly seamless binding.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and if you have ANY questions
feel free to leave them in the comment section below!
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