Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Guest Post: Kelsey from Embracing Messy!

Fall is here and Halloween is right behind it! The lovely Kelsey is here to share a fun and easy decoration! :)


Hi Finding My Way In Texas readers! I'm Kelsey from Embracing Messy and I'm SO thrilled to be sharing a tutorial with you all today! I have a mild obsession with burlap and I recently discovered an easier way than sewing to keep it from fraying or to keep just the right amount of fray. It works perfectly for this tiny project! Maybe it's new to me and you all knew about it, but I'm excited to share! 


What you'll need: 
-Acrylic Craft Paint
-Jute String
-Fray Check
-Paint Brush
-Glue Gun

{Step 1} Cut out your pennant shapes. I just used a ruler to make sure my edge was straight on the first, then used the first triangle to make the others. 

{Step 2} Apply Fray Check to the edges of the pennant pieces. This keeps the burlap from completely unraveling.  If you want it to be a little frayed, pull out a few strings then apply! Cool, right?!
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{Step 3} Paint your letters or whatever else you'd like one your pennants using basic craft paint. 

{Step 4} Using the glue gun, I glued the jute string to the backs of my pennants.

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And there you have it! Now put this baby anywhere you want! Mine is quite small because I have plans to either use it on a wreath, frame, or jar, but I haven't made up my mind yet! If you plan on tackling this little project, where are you going to place your banner?

I hope you will stop over and say hello at Embracing Messy sometime! Thanks so much for letting me share here on your adorable blog, Jennifer! 



Isn't that banner adorable! I think I need to go make one... after I'm done all the stuff I need to finish for the market this weekend! :) Thanks Kelsey!


  1. so cute, i love it!

    Just found your blog through the HUGE giveaway! I am excited to be your newest follower. Would love for you to stop by and follow along if you'd like :)

  2. Thanks so much for letting me share! :)



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